Sponsored by the Universities Research Association (URA), this program engages women science and engineering undergraduate students from under-represented groups (American Indian/Alaska Native, African American/Black, Hispanic/Latinos, Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islanders) to conduct research at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab) in fulfillment of its mission. The S&T portfolio of Fermilab covers the research areas of Particle Physics, Accelerators and Detectors, Applied Physics and Superconducting Technology, Computational Science/Artificial Intelligence, and Emerging Technologies, in support of the following projects: LBNF/DUNE US, PIP-II, HL-LHC AUP & CMS, Mu2e, Superconducting Quantum Materials and Systems (SQMS).
Interns will spend 10 weeks at Fermilab working under the direct leadership, guidance, and supervision of Fermilab scientists, engineers, computing professionals, technicians, and staff across all laboratory directorates performing hands-on research. In addition, the cohort will meet with mentors and advisors to grow their professional networks, take part in engaging and inclusive intellectual discussions, directly benefit from the laboratory resources and participate in professional development and social engagement activities.
- Women science and engineering majors from under-represented groups (American Indian/Native, African American/Black, Hispanic/Latinos, Hawaiian/Pacific Islanders)
- Academic disciplines: All Engineering, Physics, Chemistry, Material Science, Mathematics, and Computer Science
- Enrolled full-time in a degree-granting program at a U.S. institution of higher education located in the U.S. or its territories
- Juniors and seniors not graduating prior to December 2023
- Must be a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident (LPR)
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.
The application materials required:
- Online application
- Unofficial transcript
- Statement of Purpose (300 words max): Describe your experience, skills, personal and professional goals and intellectual curiosity that you will bring to Fermilab and make you an outstanding intern.
- One letter of recommendation from a professor, faculty, or academic or research advisor. The recommendation letter should address the applicant’s academic record and potential for success in a STEM internship, as indicated by demonstrated by academic and intellectual merit, research/technical if applicable, communication, leadership, and teamwork skills. The recommendation letter must be received by April 12, 2023, at 11:59:59 PM Eastern Time.
- (Once you submit your application you will receive an email request to provide reference contact information. Once you provide the info we will email a link to your reference to upload the letter of recommendation)
- Application Period: March 6 – April 12, 2023
- Program Dates: 10 weeks between June and August 2023
- Acceptance Dates: May 1, 2023
- Salary: Stipend is based on 40 hours/week, 10 weeks total, at $23/hour
- Housing: Off-campus housing will be provided at $65/night
- Transportation: Up to a total of $1,000 will be provided in reimbursement for allowable inbound/outbound travel expenses
Inquiries may be sent to Internships@fnal.gov with the subject line “Inquiry: URA-Fermilab: Undergraduate Women in STEM.”
- Attendance at the Undergraduate Lecture Series
- Presentation abstract (150 words)
- Oral presentation
- Poster presentation
- Written research project report