You have now received your reporting instructions by email from our Student Intern Programs office, which means 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/New Mexico.

Get directions to Sandia/New Mexico.

2. Review the Initial Security Briefing (SEC050) and ES&H Briefing to obtain your badge.

3. Complete the following New Hire Forms and bring with you on your sign-in date. They will be required prior to obtaining your Sandia badge.

4. Collect the following items, which are required on your first day:

  • Your reporting instructions
  • Your completed new hire forms
  • Documentation proving your employment eligibility/authorization to work in the United States. See a complete list of acceptable documentation on page 4 of Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification form [PDF, 380 kB]. All documents must be current and not expired.
  • To obtain site access, documentation proving you are a U.S. citizen (see a list of acceptable documentation (PDF, 33 kB))

Note: Non-U.S. citizens must bring a passport in place of U.S. citizenship verification documents.

  • To obtain your badge, you must have your REAL ID compliant driver's license or government-issued photo ID.
  • If you plan to drive a vehicle on base, you must have your driver's license, vehicle registration, and proof of insurance in order to gain access to Kirtland Air Force Base (KAFB).

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.

5. 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 Student Intern Programs staff. On your first day business casual attire is recommended.

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