VetTech

Program Description

Fermilab VetTech is a military veteran intern who provides routine technical support for an assigned experiment or support group. The program assumes apprenticeship level expertise, general military experience and/or knowledge-based on academic study. These are paid 10-week internships, 40-hour workweek, are available annually in the summer. We offer VetTech Computing, VetTech Mechanical, VetTech Electrical and VetTech Procurement internships.

A VetTech Computing Intern performs routine tasks to assist in aspects of configuration, installation, support or maintenance of computing hardware, software, systems, networks, and applications. Tasks are accomplished under direct supervision of a Fermilab employee and in accordance with established policies and procedures.

A VetTech Mechanical Intern provides routine technical support for area of assignment; typically, an experiment or support group. Depending on the area of assignment, fabricates, sets up, calibrates, operates, tests, repairs, and/or modifies a variety of mechanical equipment, systems and devices, or performs ESH duties including environmental surveys, waste disposal, and radiological surveys. Tasks are accomplished under direct supervision of a Fermilab employee and in cooperation with project teams, scientists, engineers, and support personnel and in accordance with established policies and procedures.

A VetTech Electrical / Electronics intern provides routine technical support for area of assignment; typically, an experiment or support group. Depending on the area of assignment, fabricates, operates, tests, repairs, and/or modifies a variety of electronic equipment, systems and devices.  Tasks are accomplished under direction supervision of a Fermilab employee and in cooperation with project teams, scientists, engineers, and support personnel and in accordance with established policies and procedures

VetTech Procurement Intern will assist with the acquisition of equipment, materials, and services required to support the mission of the laboratory.  Tasks are accomplished under the general supervision of procurement administrators in cooperation with internal customers, governing bodies, project teams, support personnel, and subcontractors and in accordance with established procurement policies and procedures, contract law, commercial practice and applicable federal procurement regulations.

Eligibility

  • Military experience
  • Proof of identity and eligibility to work in the U.S.

Application Requirements

  • Online application and Questionnaire
  • Resume
  • Discharge Papers
  • Unofficial transcript (optional)

Internship Details

  • Application Period: December 1, 2022 – April 7, 2023
  • Program Dates: June 19, 2023 – August 26, 2023
  • Acceptance Date: May 8, 2023

Deliverables

  • Complete a 10-week program under the supervision of Fermilab employee

Key Dates

Application Dates
December 1, 2022 – April 7, 2023

Program Dates
June 19, 2023 – August 26, 2023

Acceptance Date
May 8, 2023

*The internship will be either virtual or in-person. Will be decided closer to the internship start date.

The U.S. Department of Labor has named Fermilab a 2019 HIRE Vets Gold Medallion Award recipient. The award recognizes job creators who demonstrate a strong commitment to recruiting, hiring and retaining the nation’s veterans.

Applications Close May 16, 2022

Fill out the online application, must complete questionnaire and upload application requirements. Application links below.

Contact Information

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Check out our new VetTech extension program: VALOR