Community College Internships (CCI)

Program Description

CCI provides community college students with 10-week summer technical training experiences. Students work with scientists or engineers on technologies or instrumentation projects related to Fermilab’s research program.

CCI is sponsored by the Department of Energy’s Office of Science.

Further program information 


  • Current, full-time community college enrollment
  • Completion of at least 6 credit hours in science, mathematics, engineering, or technology course
  • Overall completion of at least 12 credits hours
  • 3.0 grade point average or above on a 4.0 scale
  • At least 18 years of age
  • U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status
  • Proof of identity and eligibility to work in the United States
  • Students may participate in the CCI program twice and can apply to the CCI program a maximum of three times.

Application Requirements

  • Online application
  • Unofficial transcripts
  • Two letters of recommendation

Internship Details

  • Application Period: October 16, 2019-January 10, 2020
  • Program Dates: June 1-August 7, 2020
  • Acceptance Date: March 2020
  • Salary: $540.00 per week
  • Housing: Housing is arranged and paid by host laboratory.
  • Transportation: Paid round-trip airfare, or mileage reimbursement if permanent address is more than 50 miles from host laboratory.


  • Entrance and exit surveys
  • Poster presentation
  • Written research project report (6-8 pages)

Key Dates

Program Dates
June 1-August 7, 2020

Application Period
Oct. 16, 2019-Jan. 10, 2020

Acceptance Date
March 2020

Ready to apply?

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