Fermilab Computational Science Internship

Program Description

Computing internship program for graduate students majoring in computer science and related fields who are interested in working at a national science research laboratory. While providing an opportunity to gain understanding and experience of Fermilab’s computing for high energy physics, interns will assist with laboratory R&D efforts to explore and enable the use of state-of-the-art tools and technology for the benefit of the science community.


  • Enrollment in a U.S. college or university in computer science or related graduate program
  • 3.0 grade point average or above on a 4.0 scale
  • Eligible to work in the United States

Application Requirements

  • Online application
  • Proficiency questionnaire
  • Unofficial transcript

Internship Details

  • Application Period: October 9 – December 11, 2020
  • Program Dates: June 21 – September 10, 2021
  • Acceptance Date: April 2021
  • Salary: Depending on academic year
      • Master (year 1) – $825 per 40-hour workweek
      • Master (year 2) – $850 per 40-hour workweek
      • PhD – $875 per 40-hour workweek
  • Housing: Arranged and partially subsidized by the program.
  • Transportation: Paid round-trip airfare, or mileage reimbursement if permanent address is more than 50 miles from laboratory


  • Oral presentation
  • Poster presentation

Key Dates

Program Dates
June 21 – September 10, 2021

*The internship will be either virtual or in-person. Will be decided closer to the start date.

Ready to apply?

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