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 7th-12th grade public, private or parochial school teachers 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
  • Contact information for two references
  • Supplemental questionnaire

Internship Details

  • Program Dates: June-August 2020
  • Application Period: Dec 2, 2019 – Feb 16, 2020
  • Acceptance Period:  March 2020
  • Salary: $1,040.00 weekly


  • Presentation of program work
  • Exit survey

Key Dates

Program Dates
June-August 2020

Application Period
Dec. 2, 2019-Feb. 16, 2020

Acceptance Date
March 2020

Ready to apply?

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