Summer Internships in Science and Technology (SIST)

Program Description

Undergraduate sophomores and juniors majoring in physics, engineering (mechanical, electrical and computer), materials science, mathematics and computer science conduct research with Fermilab scientists and engineers. Eligible students must be enrolled in four-year colleges and universities in the United States. SIST aims to increase the representation of underrepresented groups (Black, Hispanic/Latino, Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, Alaska Native/American Indian) and women in scientific research and the engineering workforce.

Further program information


  • Undergraduate sophomore or junior at time of application
  • 4-year U.S. college or university  enrollment
  • 3.0 grade point average or above on a 4.0 scale
  • Eligible to work in the United States

Application Requirements

  • Online application
  • Unofficial transcript
  • Two letters of recommendation

Internship Details

    • Application Period: December 2, 2019-February 3, 2020
    • Program Dates: May 18-August 7, 2020
    • Acceptance Date: March 2, 2020
    • Salary:

. Freshman: $15.83 per hour
. Sophomore: $17.45 per hour
. Junior: $19.00 per hour
. Senior: $20.56 per hour

  • Housing: Arranged housing partially subsidized by program.
  • Transportation: Paid round-trip airfare, or mileage reimbursement if permanent address is more than 50 miles from host laboratory.


  • Attendance at the Undergraduate Lecture Series
  • Presentation abstract (150 words)
  • Oral presentation
  • Poster presentation
  • Written research project report

Key Dates

Program Dates
May 18-Aug 7, 2020

Application Period
Dec 2, 2019-Feb 3, 2020

Acceptance Date
March 2, 2020

Ready to apply?

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

Contact Information