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:

  • Physics
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Electrical and electronic engineering
  • Computer science
  • 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 (Please submit under resume section)
  • Proposed Cooperative Education schedule (required at time of application submission) (Please submit under resume section)




  • Oral and written work products

Key Dates

Program Dates
Flex-Schedule/Proposed Dates

Application Period
12/15/22 – 2/24/23

Start Date
Flex-Schedule/Proposed Dates

Ready to apply?

There are currently two open applications for a Co-Op student!

Fill out the online application, and be prepared to present any other application requirements.
Apply for Mech Eng Co-Op

Apply for Cryo Eng Co-Op

Contact Information