Fermilab, Summer Internship Program

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Position ID:FNAL-Summer Internship Program-VETTECHP [#12574]
Position Title: VetTech - Procurement
Position Type:Other
Position Location:Batavia, Illinois 60510, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Computer Science / Data Processing, Databases, Databases and data mining
Physics / Engineering
Procurement / Government Contractor, U.S. Military, University, Municipality, Federal Government
Appl Deadline:2019/01/31** finished (2018/11/09, finished 2019/08/04, listed until 2019/01/31)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

VetTech - Procurement

Fermilab is America’s premier laboratory for particle physics and accelerator research, funded by the U.S. Department of Energy. We support discovery science experiments in Illinois and South Dakota and at locations around the world, including Canada, mountaintops in Arizona and Chile, and the South Pole.

We are strategic risk takers, innovators, and collaborators. We are engineers, scientists, technicians, administrative professionals. We are 1,800 employees advancing knowledge for the benefit of humankind. Fermilab has been at the forefront of particle physics for more than 40 years. We build world-leading accelerators and detectors to conduct some of the most advanced particle physics experiments possible. We collect and analyze the data from those experiments with some of the most powerful computers in the world. We conduct this research on a 6,800-acre prairie, 35 miles outside Chicago, a treasure that has been designated a National Environmental Research Park.

A 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.

A 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.

The intern may gain exposure to acquisition planning, selection of qualified subcontractors, solicitation and evaluation of proposals, conducting price and cost analysis, understanding the negotiation of subcontract terms and conditions, drafting contractual instruments, obtaining approvals, awarding subcontracts, and performing subcontract administration which includes ensuring the completeness, organization, and accuracy of the subcontract and associated documentation.

Program Webpage: http://internships.fnal.gov/vettech/

Program Dates: June 3-August 9, 2019


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

​​​​​​​Application Requirements:

  • Online application
  • Resume
  • Unofficial transcripts (optional)
  • Discharge papers

​​​​​​​Internship Deliverables:

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

​​​​​​​Internship Details:

  • Application Period: November 9, 2018- January 31, 2019
  • Program Dates: June 3-August 9, 2019
  • Acceptance Date: April 2019
  • Salary: $20.00 per hour

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
PO Box 500 MS116
Batavia, IL 60510

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