This could be a great opportunity for you! The intern would work with an NCIDQ certified interior designer, Lisa Carrigan. That means that the hours could count toward NCIDQ qualification. She designs, specifies and installs projects on the Fermilab campus.
She uses AutoCAD, so you would help with the drafting/space planning, placing the furniture orders, and managing the installation. She works with a variety of employees of all levels of management and a variety of contractors (general construction, carpenters, furniture installers, painters, electricians, network wiring and phone technicians as well as furniture dealers/sales reps from several companies and the in house procurement officer).
I asked her a few follow-up questions, and this was her reply…
Timeframe: A Seasonal Employee can work from May 1st to Sept. 30th. I mentioned that the semester is over on May 19, so students may not be available until then. But if you want to start earlier – YOU CAN!
What are the workday hours? They would be working with me, and I work 6:30am to 5pm, Mon-Thurs. (FRIDAYS OFF IN THE SUMMER) They can work 4 @ 8 hr. days, or whatever schedule works best for them. I am flexible. It doesn’t have to be full time.
Salary? The pay rates are based on a couple of things. Since your students have not worked here before, they would be working their first year at Fermilab. And, they would fall into the “Technical category”. The Technical Seasonal Employee starts at $10.25 an hr. for the first year. If technical and enrolled in a degree program (which I think your students fall into this category) the pay is $11.73 an hr.
Who should they contact if they are interested? Fermilab has posted the summer 2017: Drafter-Interior Design position, please have your students apply! It closes April 4th.
FINAL NOTE FROM JANE: IF YOU HAVE TAKEN THE FF&E CLASS, YOU WOULD BE AN EXCELLENT CANDIDATE FOR THIS JOB. LISA WAS EXCITED TO HEAR THAT WE OFFER A CLASS IN FF&E. YOU WOULD GET TO BE PART OF THE ENTIRE PROCESS – DESIGNING, ORDERING, AND INSTALLING. IT IS VERY COOL TO SEE A PROJECT THAT YOU WORKED ON COME TO LIFE.
GO… APPLY… DO IT!