Step 3: Prepare to Start

You have now received your reporting instructions by email, which means that you have successfully met all pre-employment requirements. Follow the steps below to prepare for your first day at Sandia.

1. Obtain directions for Sandia/California.

Get maps and directions to Sandia/California.

2. Review and complete these forms:


3. Bring the following items, which are required on your first day:

  • Completed forms (see forms listed above in previous step)
  • Original documentation proving your employment eligibility (see a complete list of acceptable documentation on page 4 of Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification form)
    • Please be aware that if you are unable to provide original documentation providing evidence of employment eligibility within three days of sign-in, your employment with Sandia may be subject to termination.
    • To obtain site access, documentation proving you are a U.S. citizen (see a list of acceptable documentation) (PDF, 33 KB).
  • Documentation needed to obtain your badge:
    • Your driver's license or state-issued ID card

Important: Sandia National Laboratories requires visitors to present government-issued identification for access to its facilities.  State-issued driver’s licenses or ID cards from REAL ID non-compliant states will only be accepted to obtain a badge for access to Sandia if accompanied by an alternate form of ID such as a Social Security Card or a birth certificate.

4. Learn about our dress code.

Sandia National Laboratories expects all employees to dress in clothing that is appropriate for our work environment. If you are uncertain about what is appropriate, check with your manager, mentor, or the Student Intern Programs administrator.

Specific job assignments and work sites can be factors in determining appropriate attire. At some work sites, Occupational Safety and Health Administration regulations govern what is appropriate. For example, in some environments, certain body piercings may be an issue, and closed-toe shoes may be required.