Degree Level: Bachelor’s + Area: Physics

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Helen Edwards Summer Internship

The Helen Edwards Summer Internship program is a 10-week opportunity for students majoring in physics and engineering at universities in Europe. Interns work with Fermilab scientists and engineers at the frontier of scientific research in physics and particle accelerator technology.

Lee Teng Undergraduate Internship

The Lee Teng Undergraduate Internship in Accelerator Science and Engineering is a joint 10-week program between Argonne National Laboratory and Fermilab. Successful candidates will attend the Summer Session of the U.S. Particle Accelerator School (USPAS). All interns will take the Fundamentals of Accelerator Physics and Technology with Simulations and Measurements Lab for which 3 units of undergraduate credit is available. For the remainder of the summer, interns will work closely with a mentor and a project at either Argonne National Laboratory or Fermilab.

Fermilab and Brookhaven Summer School Exchange Program

The Fermilab and Brookhaven Summer School Exchange Program (FBSEP) is a unique opportunity for undergraduate freshmen majoring in STEM fields to participate in a summer school experience at both Fermilab and Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Open Quantum Initiative Undergraduate Fellowship (OQI)

The OQI Fellowship Program seeks to advance career and research opportunities for young scientists from groups historically minoritized in the field of quantum science. The program is targeted for outstanding undergraduate students to gain research experiences early in their quantum careers and build their professional networks.

Quantum Computing Internship for Physics Undergraduates Program (QCIPU)

Undergraduate students majoring in physics and who are interested in quantum computing for the simulation of physics are invited to apply. In this three-week online-only program, participants will gain hands-on experience programming for existing quantum computers using Python and Qiskit. This will be supplemented by daily lectures on the fundamentals of quantum mechanics and quantum computing. The program will culminate in participants running their own code on an IBM quantum computer.

Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship (SULI)

Sponsored by the Department of Energy Office of Science, SULI places undergraduate physics or engineering majors in paid 10-week summer internships at Fermilab. These internships offer a chance for students to work with Fermilab scientists or engineers on a project at the frontier of scientific research in particle physics.

SQMS Quantum Undergraduate Internship

Sponsored by the Department of Energy Office of Science, the SQMS Quantum Undergraduate Internship places undergraduate sophomore and junior physics and engineering majors in paid 10-week summer internships at the National QIS Center for Superconducting Quantum Materials and Systems (SQMS). Students will have the opportunity to work at one of the twenty SQMS partner institutions, including Fermilab, Rigetti Computing, Northwestern University, Ames National Lab, NASA Ames and more.

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. Eligible students must be enrolled in four-year colleges and universities in the United States. 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.

Undergraduate Cooperative Education Program

Undergraduate Cooperative Education students work alongside world-class scientists and engineers. The program supports a theory-practice model of learning, in which students apply what they learn at their home institutions to cutting-edge experiments and projects vital to Fermilab’s scientific mission.

URA-Fermilab: Undergraduate Women in STEM

Interns will spend 10 weeks at Fermilab working under the direct leadership, guidance, and supervision of Fermilab scientists, engineers, computing professionals, technicians, and staff across all laboratory directorates performing hands-on research. In addition, the cohort will meet with mentors and advisors to grow their professional networks, take part in engaging and inclusive intellectual discussions, directly benefit from the laboratory resources and participate in professional development and social engagement activities.

US CMS Undergraduate Internship

The US CMS Summer Undergraduate Research Internship Program seeks to address the under-representation of women and minoritized students in STEM fields, in particular Physics. It is a 10-week paid internship program, which offers female and minority undergraduate students an opportunity to perform a project under the mentorship of scientists working at the frontier of Physics at one of the 50+ institutions in the US.

Visiting Faculty Program (VFP)

VFP provides 10-week summer hands-on research experiences at Fermilab for faculty and student teams from community colleges and four-year institutions historically underrepresented in the research community. Faculty applicants must submit a research project proposal co-developed with Fermilab staff.

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