Undergraduate Cooperative Education Program

Program Description

Undergraduate Cooperative Education students work alongside world-class scientists and engineers. The program supports a theory-practice model of learning, in which students apply what they learn at their home institutions to cutting-edge experiments and projects vital to Fermilab’s scientific mission.

Students majoring in the following disciplines are encouraged to apply:

  • Mechanical engineering
  • Electrical and electronic engineering
  • Computer science and engineering
  • Environment, safety and health
  • Finance and accounting
  • Project management
  • Human resources
  • Communications

Further program information


  • Full-time undergraduate enrollment in a 4-year program at a U.S. college or university for the duration of program participation
  • Registered in academic institution’s cooperative education program
  • Sophomore academic standing
  • 18 years of age at time of employment
  • Minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Proof of health insurance
  • Commitment to completing a minimum of three semesters or four quarters of work at Fermilab with alternating periods of full-time study

Application Requirements

  • Online application
  • Unofficial transcript
  • Proposed Cooperative Education schedule (required at time of application submission)


  • Oral and written work products

Key Dates

Program Dates
Year round

Application Period
Year round

Start Date
Year round

Ready to apply?

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

Contact Information