Fermilab and Brookhaven Summer School Exchange Program

Program Description

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. Students will spend 3 weeks at each laboratory as a cohort with full group meetings at the midpoint and end of the program. The summer school will provide an introduction to particle physics, artificial intelligence, and quantum science. Students will learn about each topic as it relates to the cutting-edge research being conducted at each national lab while exploring the abundance of career opportunities available. There are no prerequisite courses required to participate. Eligible students must be enrolled in accredited colleges and universities in the United States (both 2-year and 4-year institutions).


  • Undergraduate freshmen at the time of application enrolled full-time in a 2-year or 4-year accredited institution.
  • STEM Major
  • U.S. citizen and evidence of identity and eligibility to work in the United States
  • Applicants with a 2.0-3.0 GPA in STEM courses are strongly encouraged to apply
  • There are no STEM course requirements required to participate in the program

Application Procedure 

Before you apply, please have all your requirements ready. Once you submit the application you will no longer have access and will not be able to upload any missing requirements.


Internship Details

  • Program Dates: July 3 – August 11, 2023
  • Application Period: February 1, 2023 – March 15, 2023
  • Acceptance Period: March 31, 2023
  • Salary (Fermilab)/Stipend (Brookhaven National Lab): $500.00 weekly
  • Housing: Arranged housing paid for by the program.
  • Transportation: Paid round-trip airfare (to both Fermilab and Brookhaven) and transportation from the airport to housing


  • Pre and post-program surveys
  • Presentation of Program Work
  • Exit surveys

Key Dates

Application period

February 1, 2023 – March 15, 2023

Program Dates

July 3 – August 11, 2023

Application is Open

To be considered for the internship you must upload all Requirements under the Resume section before you submit the application.


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