Information for students

The SIST program provides the opportunity to work with scientists and engineers at the nation’s preeminent high-energy physics laboratory. There is no “busy work” here — here is your chance to dig in to an exciting project and make real contributions towards furthering our understanding of the universe!

This 11-week program offers roundtrip transportation to and from Fermilab, competitive pay, furnished apartments and rental cars. See details in the SIST fact sheet.

The SIST program is open to undergraduates currently enrolled in four-year colleges and universities in the United States.

Internships are offered to students majoring in physics, electrical/computer engineering, mechanical engineering and computer science. The program can accept only U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and foreign nationals (with OPT).

Important Dates

Applications Accepted November 17, 2016
Application Deadline Sunday, January 29, 2017   11:50 CST (midnight Sunday evening)
Interview Status February 17, 2017 by 4:00 pm CST
Skype Interviews February 20-23, 2017
Internship Offer February 24, 2017 by 4:00 pm CST
Offer Acceptance March 12, 2017 by 11:59 pm
Notice of Job Assignment May 5, 2017
Program Dates June 5 through August 18, 2017

  • Final presentations: Tuesday, August 15
Travel Days June 5 and August 18, 2017
Paid Holidays Tuesday, July 4, 2017

More questions?

Please read our FAQ.