Helen Edwards Summer Internship

Program Description

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.


  • Current accredited European university/college enrollment and completion of at least one full year at the time of application
  • Minimum 4.0 GPA on a 5 point scale
  • At least 18 years of age
  • Conversational and written English fluency
  • Evidence of identity and eligibility to work in the United States
  • Non-US citizens will usually require a visa to be eligible to work. Once accepted to the program, Fermilab’s Visa Office will assist with obtaining the appropriate United States visa.
  • Proof of medical insurance while at Fermilab

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.
  • Online application
  • Unofficial transcript 
  • Two letters of recommendation – please provide at least 2 references you may provide more if you wish. (Due date is application close date).
    • (Once you submit your application you will receive an email request to provide reference contact information. Once you provide the info we will email a link to your reference to upload the letter of recommendation)
  • Essay 
    • Describe your motivation for applying to the program.
    • Discuss any prior research you may have as projects or labs.
    • Discuss your research interests.

Internship Details

  • Application Period: November 10, 2023 – January 10, 2024
  • Program Dates: June 24, 2024 – August 30, 2024
  • Offer Date: March 14, 2024
  • Acceptance Date: March 21, 2024
  • Salary: $16.20 per hour
  • Housing: Lodging arranged and paid for by Fermilab
  • Transportation: Arranged and paid for by Fermilab
  • Airfare: Fermilab does not pay for airfare


  • Oral presentation

Key Dates

Program Dates
June 24, 2024 – August 30, 2024

Application Period

November 10, 2023 – January 10, 2024

Offer Date

March 14, 2024

Acceptance Date

March 21, 2024

Application is Closed

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


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