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Summer Internships in Science and Technology (SIST) - 2022


Job Description

Open Date: October 22, 2021

Close Date: January 11, 2022


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Summer Internships in Science and Technology (SIST)

Fermilab is America’s premier laboratory for particle physics and accelerator research, funded by the U.S. Department of Energy.  We support discovery science experiments in Illinois and South Dakota and at locations around the world, including Canada, mountaintops in Arizona and Chile, and the South Pole.

We are strategic risk takers, innovators, and collaborators. We are engineers, scientists, technicians, administrative professionals. We are 1,800 employees advancing knowledge for the benefit of humankind. Fermilab has been at the forefront of particle physics for more than 40 years. We build world-leading accelerators and detectors to conduct some of the most advanced particle physics experiments possible. We collect and analyze the data from those experiments with some of the most powerful computers in the world. We conduct this research on a 6,800-acre prairie, 35 miles outside Chicago, a treasure that has been designated a National Environmental Research Park.

A SIST intern is a current undergraduate sophomore or junior student majoring in physics, engineering (mechanical, electrical and computer), materials science, mathematics, and computer science. Eligible students must be enrolled in four-year colleges and universities in the United States. SIST aims to increase the representation of underrepresented groups (Black, Hispanic/Latino, Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, Alaska Native/American Indian) and women in scientific research and the engineering workforce.


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Program Dates: May 23 - August 12, 2022


  • Undergraduate sophomore or junior at time of application
  • 4-year U.S. college or university enrollment
  • 3.0 grade point average or above on a 4.0 scale
  • Eligible to work in the United States


Application Requirements:

  • Application questionnaire (must be completed before exiting application)
  • Resume
  • Unofficial transcript
  • Two letters of recommendation (provide professors contact info)


Internship Deliverables:

  • Attendance at the Undergraduate Lecture Series
  • Presentation abstract (150 words)
  • Oral presentation
  • Poster presentation
  • Written research project report


Internship Details:

  • Application Period: October 22, 2021 - January 11, 2022
  • Program Dates: May 23 - August 12, 2022
  • Acceptance Date: March 2022
  • Salary:
    • Freshman - $15.84 per hour
    • Sophomore - $21.00 per hour
    • Junior - $23.00 per hour
    • Senior - $25.00 per hour


  • Transportation: Round trip airfare, or mileage reimbursement if the permanent address is more than 50 miles from host laboratory
  • Housing: Arranged housing partially subsidized by program


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All FRA employees are required to be vaccinated for COVID-19, unless the employee is legally entitled to an accommodation based on a medical condition/disability or a sincerely held religious belief.

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Fermilab is America’s particle physics and accelerator laboratory.
Fermilab is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities/Women/Disabled/Veterans are encouraged to apply.