High Energy Physics Center for Computational Excellence: Graduate Student Summer Internship Program

Program Description

The program covers the three high-energy physics areas: cosmic, energy, and intensity and is aimed at computationally-oriented graduate students interested in new educational, training, and research opportunities. Graduate students attending U.S. institutions have the opportunity to push forward their scientific projects and to be exposed to a number of leading-edge computational areas including next-generation architectures, the use of high-performance computing resources for data-intensive tasks, and analysis of large-scale data sets.

Interns work at Fermilab National Accelerator Laboratory, Argonne National Laboratory, Brookhaven National Laboratory or Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

Further program information


  • Enrollment in a qualified graduate program
  • Strong computing or computational background
  • 3.0-grade point average or above on a 4.0 scale
  • U.S. citizenship or permanent residency
  • Proof of identity and eligibility to work in the U.S.

Application Requirements

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Statement of current research
  • A short statement on how participation in the program will benefit your current work and future career
  • One letter of recommendation from a research adviser


  • Oral and Poster presentation
  • Exit survey

Key Dates

Program Dates

Application Period

Acceptance Date

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