The Summer Internships in Science & Technology (SIST) program 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.
SIST, established in 1970, is the longest operating internship program in the Department of Energy National Laboratory system.
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.
- 2019-2020 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
The SIST program provides the opportunity to work with scientists and engineers at the nation’s preeminent high energy physics laboratory.
2020 Key Dates
May 24 – August 13, 2021
October 22, 2020 – January 12, 2021
The SIST internship will be either virtual or in-person. Will be decided closer to the internship start date.
2020 Application Period & Deadline
APPLY NOW [Link] December 2, 2019 – February 3, 2020
Previous students & archives
- 2019 SIST Cohort [JPG]
- 2018 SIST Cohort [JPG]
- 2018 SIST & GEM Interns [JPG]
- Diversity Careers, Winter 2014 / Spring 2015 [PDF] | featuring Dianne Engram
- The Fermilab Summer Program for Minority Students | The Physics Teacher, November 1977 [PDF]