Fermilab VetTech Internship Program

A Fermilab VetTech is a military veteran interning as a technician to provide routine technical support for an assigned experiment or support group. The VetTech Internship Program assumes apprenticeship level expertise, general military experience and/or knowledge based on academic study. A VetTech works under the direct supervision of a Fermilab employee. The technician-intern may fabricate, assemble, calibrate, operate, test, repair or modify a variety of electronic or mechanical equipment, systems, devices or databases. The intern may also work in information technology, procurement or perform environmental, safety and health duties, including environmental, wastewater disposal and radiological surveys.10-week, 40-hour workweek, paid internships are available annually in the summer.

In 2022, Fermilab also launched a new extension of VetTech called Veteran Applied Laboratory Occupational Retraining (VALOR). The new program expands opportunities for military veterans by providing multiple entry points for STEM-based technical learning and training that lead to consideration for full-time employment. Interested parties are encouraged to apply at Fermilab jobs.


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

Internship Details

  • Salary: $20.00 per hour
  • Housing: Not provided or arranged by program.
  • Transportation: Not provided or arranged by program.

Application Requirements

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

Application Deliverables

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


Key Dates

Application Period
Dec 4, 2021 – May 16, 2022

Program Dates

Acceptance Date
June 2022

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.

2022 VetTech Application Closes May 16, 2022

VetTech News

 Fermilab has a Veteran-Friendly Workforce – Check out the Veterans Group!