Summer Internships in Science & Technology (SIST)

Summer Internships in Science & 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/Latino, Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, Alaska Native/American Indian) and women in scientific research and the engineering workforce.

The 12-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.

Qualified applicants

    • 2018-2019 undergraduate sophomores and juniors
    • 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

2019 program dates:  May 20 through August 9, 2019


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 2017 and our archive from previous years, and a synopsis of selected past students.

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