Fermilab Summer Internships in Science and Technology

Opportunity Description:

Established in 1970, the Summer Internships in Science & Technology (SIST) program is the longest-operating internship program in the Department of Energy National Laboratory system. SIST offers undergraduate sophomores and juniors majoring in physics, engineering (mechanical, electrical and computer), materials science, mathematics, and computer science the opportunity to conduct research with Fermilab scientists and engineers. The 12-week paid internship consists of a work assignment, an academic lecture series and a final report presented orally to Fermilab staff and submitted to the laboratory in writing.

SIST aims to increase the representation of underrepresented groups (Black, Hispanic/Latino, Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, Alaska Native/American Indian) and women in scientific research and the engineering workforce.

The program runs from May to August. Specific dates vary from year-to-year. 

Primary Responsibilities: 

Internship deliverables:

  • Attendance at the Undergraduate Lecture Series
  • Presentation abstract (150 words)
  • Oral presentation
  • Poster presentation
  • Written research project report

Minimum Qualifications and/or Eligibility Requirements: 

Applicants must fulfill the following requirements:

  • Undergraduate sophomore or junior at time of application
  • 4-year U.S. college or university enrollment
  • 3.0 grade point average or above on a 4.0 scale
  • Eligible to work in the United States

Application Process: 

Applications consist of the following materials:

  • Online application
  • Questionnaire
  • Resume
  • Unofficial transcript
  • Two letters of recommendation (Due date is application close date). 

Application deadline usually falls sometime in January. Offers go out sometime in February. 

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