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 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 – Application Walkthrough Video Guide
  • Two letters of recommendation (Due date is application close date)
    • (Once you submit your application you will receive an email request with a reference link to provide reference contact information. Once you provide the info, we will email a link to your reference to upload the letter of recommendation. Please note the reference link will only be sent out during normal business hours, Monday through Friday. After hours applicants will receive their reference link when business resumes.)
  • Supplemental questionnaire

Internship Details

  • Program Dates: June 3, 2024 – August 9, 2024 – Subject to school schedule
  • Application Period: January 11, 2024 – February 25, 2024
  • Offer Date: March 8, 2024
  • Acceptance Period: March 15, 2024
  • 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

June 3, 2024 – August 9, 2024 – Subject to school schedule

Application Period

January 11, 2024 – February 25, 2024.

Offer Date

March 8, 2024

Acceptance Date

March 15, 2024

Application is Closed

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