*Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship (SULI)

Program Description

Sponsored by the Department of Energy Office of Science, SULI places undergraduate physics or engineering majors in paid 10-week summer internships at Fermilab. These internships offer a chance for students to work with Fermilab scientists or engineers on a project at the frontier of scientific research in particle physics.

Further program information


  • Full-time undergraduate enrollment at an accredited institution and completion of at least one year as a matriculating undergraduate
  • Undergraduate cumulative minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • 18 years of age
  • U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident
  • High school diploma or certificate of General Education Development (GED)
  • May participate in the SULI program twice and can apply to the SULI program a maximum of three times.

Application Requirements

  • Online application
  • Unofficial transcript
  • Two letters of Recommendation

Internship Details

  • Application Period: October 20, 2020 – January 12, 2021
  • Program Dates: June 7 – August 13, 2021
  • Acceptance Date: March 2021
  • Salary: $600.00 per week
  • Housing: Housing arranged and paid for by host laboratory.
  • Transportation: Paid round-trip airfare, or mileage reimbursement if permanent address is more than 50 miles from host laboratory.


  • Entrance and exit surveys
  • Poster presentation
  • Research abstract
  • 1,500-3,000 Research project report
  • One-page peer review of another SULI intern’s poster or oral presentation


Key Dates

Program Dates
June 7 – August 13, 2021

*The internship will be either virtual or in-person. Will be decided closer to the start date.

Ready to apply?

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