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 12-week program offers roundtrip transportation to and from Fermilab, competitive pay, furnished apartments and rental cars. See details in the 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 December 4, 2017
Application Deadline Sunday, January 28, 2018   11:50 p.m. CST (midnight Sunday evening)

Letters of Recommendation must be received by 11:50 p.m. CST on January 28, 2018.

Interview Status February 16, 2017 by 4:00 pm CST
Skype Interviews February 20-21, 2018
Internship Offer February 27, 2018 by 4:00 pm CST
Offer Acceptance March 12, 2018 by 11:59 pm CST
Notice of Job Assignment May 7, 2018
Program Dates May 21 through August 10, 2018

  • Poster Session: Friday, August 10
  • Final presentations: Monday, August 6 and Thursday, August 9
Travel Days May 21 and August 10, 2018
Paid Holidays Wednesday, July 4, 2018