Summer Internships in Science and Technology (SIST)

Summer Internships in Science and Technology (SIST) offers undergraduate sophomores and juniors majoring in physics, engineering (mechanical, electrical and computer), materials science, mathematics and computer science the opportunity to conduct research with Fermilab scientists and engineers. 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, Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, Alaska Native/American Indian) and women in scientific research and the engineering workforce.

The 11-week paid internship consists of a work assignment, an academic lecture series and a final report presented orally to Fermilab staff and submitted to the laboratory in writing. There are no grades or quizzes.

2017 program dates:  June 5 through August 18, 2017


The SIST program provides the opportunity to work with scientists and engineers at the nation’s preeminent high energy physics laboratory.

Previous SIST students

Check out the presentations and papers from last year and our archive from previous years. Plus see a quick synopsis of selected past students.

Check it out

  • From Diversity Careers, Fall 2014, an article about this program featuring Dianne Engram.
  • SIST, established in 1970, is the longest operating internship program in the Department of Energy National Laboratory system. Read more