*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 Procedure 

Before you apply, please have all your requirements ready. Once you submit the application you will no longer have access and will not be able to upload any missing requirements.
  • Online application
  • Questionnaire
  • Resume
  • Unofficial transcript
  • Two letters of recommendation (Due date is application close date).
    • (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)

Internship Details

  • Application Period: October 2, 2023 – January 4, 2024
  • Program Dates: May 20, 2024 – August 16, 2024
  • Offer Date: February 15, 2024
  • Acceptance Date: February 22, 2024
  • Salary:

. Freshman: $16.20 per hour
. Sophomore: $21.00 per hour
. Junior: $23.00 per hour
. Senior: $25.00 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

Application Dates

October 2, 2023 – January 4, 2024

Program Dates

May 20, 2024 – August 9, 2024

Application is Open

To be considered for the internship you must upload all Requirements under the Internship Documentation section before you submit the application.


Contact Information