Italian Student Program

Program Description

Each year the Italian Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (INFN), the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Scuola Superiore Sant’ Anna (SSSA), the Italian Scientists and Scholars in North America Foundation (ISSNAF), and the Cultural Association of Italians at Fermilab (CAIF) offer highly motivated Italian physics and engineering university students nine-week summer research internships in science, engineering and technology. Students work with scientists or engineers on projects related to Fermilab’s research program or in similar programs at similar U.S. institutions. Students also participate in career planning and numerous training and informational sessions.


  • At least 21 years of age
  • No nationality requirement; non-Italian students may apply.
  • Graduate physics or engineering degree Laurea Triennale
  • Evidence of identity and eligibility to work in the United States
  • Proof of medical insurance

Application Requirements

  • Online application
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Letter of intent
  • Reference letter

Internship Details

  • Application Period: February 2-March 1, 2019
  • Program Dates: July 29-September 27, 2019
  • Acceptance Date: June 2019
  • Salary: $500.00 per week
  • Housing: Arranged and paid for by program.
  • Transportation: Airfare paid by intern. Local transportation to and from airport arranged and paid for by program


  • Two oral presentations
  • Written report

Key Dates

Program Dates
July 29-September 27, 2019

Application Period
Feb 2-Mar 1, 2019

Acceptance Date
June 2019

Ready to apply?

Fill out the online application, and be prepared to present any other application requirements.

Contact Information