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
January-August 2019

Application Period
January 2019

Acceptance Date
March 2019

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