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VetTech - Electrical/Electronics Internship


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VetTech - Electrical / Electronics

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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 VetTech Electrical / Electronics internship provides routine technical support for the 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 the 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.

The intern may gain exposure to electrical systems, utility control systems, slow control systems, reading schematics and engineering drawings, circuit board design and assembly, soldering, wiring, signal and noise readout systems, power supplies, electric field production and control (RF systems), and data acquisition systems.

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Program Dates: June 1-August 7, 2020


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

Application Requirements:

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

Internship Deliverables:

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

Internship Details:

  • Application Period: November 8, 2019-February 15, 2020
  • Program Dates: June 1-August 7, 2020
  • Acceptance Date: April 2020
  • Salary: $20.00 per hour