*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 and questionnaire
  • Resume
  • Unofficial transcript
  • Two letters of recommendation  (Please add your references contact information in the application. We will send the letter request directly to your references).

Internship Details

  • Application Period: October 22, 2020 – January 12, 2021
  • Program Dates: May 24 – August 13, 2021
  • Acceptance Date: March 2021 (If you did not receive an offer in March, you were not selected. We encourage you to apply next if you qualify)
  • 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 24 – August 13, 2021

*The internship will be virtual

Ready to apply?

Do not submit the application until you have uploaded the documents required. You must complete questionnaire before exiting the application. Letters of recommendation must be professors from your college/university.


Contact Information