QuarkNet Summer Research Program

Program Description

QuarkNet offers summer research opportunities in science and technology for students who have demonstrated a strong interest in and aptitude for science and mathematics. Students work with scientists for six weeks on projects related to the Fermilab research program.


  • High school sophomores, juniors and seniors when applying. Juniors with  experience programming computers or working with mechanical or electrical systems are encouraged to apply.
  • U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status
  • Evidence of identity and eligibility to work in the U.S.
  • Work authorization if under 16 years of age
  • Proof of medical insurance

Application Requirements

  • Online application
  • Supplemental questionnaire
  • Essay
  • One letter of recommendation

Internship Details

  • Application Period: March 18-April 5, 2019
  • Program Dates: June 10-July 19, 2019
  • Acceptance Date: May 7, 2019
  • Salary: $8.75 per hour, 37.5 hours per week
  • Transportation: Interns are responsible for travel to and from Fermilab.


  • Entrance and exit surveys
  • Team research abstract
  • Oral presentation


Key Dates

Program Dates
June 10-July 19, 2019

Application Period
March 18-April 5, 2019

Acceptance Date
May 7, 2019

Ready to apply?

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

Contact Information