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 Requirements

IMPORTANT: Have your transcript and essay ready before you apply. Once you submit your application you will not have access to upload your requirements.

  • Online application
  • Unofficial transcript (Upload under the Resume Section)
  • Two letters of recommendation – please provide at least 2 references you may provide more if you wish. (After you apply you will receive an email request to provide the reference contact information. Once we have the information, we send a link to your references to upload the letter of recommendations) NOTE: Reference letters must be received by the Application closing date January 24th.
  • Essay (Upload under the Resume Section)
    • 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: Nov 10, 2022 – Jan 24, 2023
  • Program Dates: June 26 – September 1, 2023
  • Acceptance Date: March 1, 2023
  • Salary: $600 per week
  • 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 26 – September 1, 2023

Application Period

Nov 10, 2022 – Jan 24, 2023

Acceptance Date

March 1, 2023

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