Internship programs

Fermilab offers numerous internships for students, teachers and professionals. Explore the opportunities.

Fermilab offers a variety of internship programs for high school, undergraduate and graduate students, secondary school teachers, and professionals. Working alongside our scientific, engineering, computing, and operations experts, our interns support and advance particle physics and accelerator research.

Internship opportunities are available for both national and international applicants.

Application deadlines, length of assignments, selection process, eligibility and requirements vary by program. Explore the site to find the program that is right for you.

Stay on top of deadlines

Summer internship program deadlines usually occur during the previous winter or spring. Check program webpage for details.

Internship Programs


A work and hands-on experiential learning opportunity for Illinois high school sophomores and juniors interested in undergraduate study and careers in STEM disciplines.

QuarkNet Summer Research Programs

Summer science and technology research opportunity for local high school students with strong interest and aptitude for science and mathematics.

Community College Internships (CCI)

Summer technical training experience C for community college students. CCI is sponsored by the Department of Energy, Office of Science.

Helen Edwards Summer Internship

A ten-week summer internship for students majoring in physics and engineering at universities in Europe.

Lee Teng Internship

Accelerator science and engineering internship designed to attract undergraduate students to the exciting and challenging world of particle accelerator physics and technology.

Summer Internships in Science and Technology (SIST)

Undergraduate sophomores and juniors majoring in physics, engineering (mechanical, electrical and computer), materials science, mathematics and computer science conduct research with Fermilab scientists and engineers.

Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship (SULI)

Sponsored by the Department of Energy Office of Science, undergraduate physics or engineering majors work with scientists or engineers on projects at the frontier of particle physics research.

VetTech Internship Program

Military veterans provide routine technical support for an assigned experiment or support group. The program assumes apprenticeslevel expertise, general military experience and/or knowledge based on academic study.

Computational Science Graduate Fellowship (CSGF)

CSGF provides outstanding benefits and opportunities to students pursuing doctoral degrees in fields that use high-performance computing to solve complex science and engineering problems.

Fermilab Computational Science Internship

Exciting opportunity to use cutting-edge tools and technology in the fields cyber security, cloud-based distributed computing, big data, high-performance computing, machine learning, and quantum computing.

NSF Mathematical Sciences Graduate Internship

Summer internship for graduate students in mathematics, applied mathematics and statistics who  plan to pursue a career in and outside of academia.

Science Graduate Research Program (SCGSR)

SCGSR program provides funds for graduate awardees to conduct part of their thesis research at a host DOE laboratory/facility.

Graduate Fellowships in Engineering and Science (GEM)

The GEM Program recruits and supports students underrepresented in science and engineering who are pursuing Master’s and doctoral degrees.

Italian Student Program 

This program offers highly motivated Italian physics and engineering university students a summer research internship.

Science Writing Internship

Write for Fermilab’s online publications, including press releases and website content.

Teacher Research Associates (TRAC)

Science, mathematics, computer science and technology teachers have professional summer research experience.

Visiting Faculty Program (VFP)

Hands-on research experiences for faculty and student teams historically underrepresented in the research community.