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 seven weeks on projects related to the Fermilab research program.
Interns are encouraged to express preferences for areas of research in which they have a particular interest, although research projects vary yearly, based on the availability of projects ongoing at the lab. Projects will be a subset of the research areas which constitute the mission of Fermilab, and are described in the lab webpage.”
- High school sophomores, juniors, and seniors when applying. Juniors with experience programming computers or working with mechanical or electrical systems are encouraged to apply.
- Illinois high school enrollment
- 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. This refers to a work authorization for minors (sometimes called a “minor work permit”) that students under 16 must get through their school district. Your high school guidance counselors should have more information.
- Proof of medical insurance
- Applicants are asked to commit to attending the entire six-week internship period. Your availability may affect your acceptance into the program. Although, we understand that school or family commitments can happen, missing any portion of the internship program is highly discouraged.”
Application cannot be edited once submitted, please have all materials ready at time of applying.
- Online application.
- One letter of recommendation (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 (Upload to the Resume Section)
Essay Guideline: Short answer questions*: Please write short (< 200-word) responses to the following questions:
- What do you hope to get out of this internship experience?
- What “big questions” in science are you most excited about?
- Describe a time you worked independently on a project.
- How do you handle time management when you have multiple priorities?
- Application Period: December 15, 2022 – January 31, 2023
- Program Dates: June 20 – August 4, 2023
- Acceptances sent: March 31, 2023
- Salary: $15.00 per hour
- This position will be held on-site.
- Transportation/Housing: Fermilab does not provide housing, meals, or any transportation.
- We can provide a list of local hotels near Fermilab with discounted rates. Email us at TAInternships@fnal.gov to request a copy.
- Entrance and exit surveys
- Team research abstract
- Oral presentation
Applicants to the program agree to have their contact information shared with the College of DuPage.
December 15, 2022 – January 31, 2023
June 20 – August 4, 2023
March 31, 2023
**This position will be held on-site.
Application is Open
Fill out the online application and be prepared to present any other application requirements.