Teacher Research Associates (TRAC)

Program Description

Fermilab’s TRAC program provides outstanding science, mathematics, computer science and technology teachers with professional summer research¬†experiences in science, engineering or technology.¬†Increased teacher awareness and understanding of cutting-edge science and technology is then transferred to the classroom. Teachers are assigned Fermilab mentors and jobs that best match their skills and interests.

Further program information


  • Full-time 8-12th grade public, private or parochial schoolteachers with primary teaching assignments in science, math, computer science or technology education. Teachers must be assigned a full-time teaching load during the academic years prior to and following the TRAC appointment.
  • U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status
  • Evidence of identity and eligibility to work in the United States
  • Proof of medical insurance

Application Requirements

  • Online application. Application cannot be edited once submitted, please have all materials ready at time of applying.
  • Contact information for two references
  • Supplemental questionnaire

Internship Details

  • Program Dates: 8 weeks during summer 2023 – Subject to school schedule
  • Application Period: January 10, 2023 – February 26, 2023
  • Acceptance Period: March 2023
  • Salary: $1120/week ($28/hr for 40 hours)
  • Housing: There is no housing provided.
  • Transportation: There is no transportation provided.


  • Presentation of program work
  • Exit survey

Key Dates

Program Dates

8 weeks/Summer 2023 – Subject to school schedule

Application Period

January 10, 2023 – February 26, 2023

Acceptance Date

March 2023

Application is Open

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