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 paid roundtrip airfare and/or ground transportation to and from Fermilab, competitive pay, partially subsidized housing, and shared transportation between local housing and Fermilab. 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 3, 2018
Application Deadline Friday, February 1, 2019   4:00 pm CST

Letters of Recommendation must be received by 4:00 p.m. CST on February 1, 2019.

Interview Status February 22, 2019 by 4:00 pm CST
Skype Interviews February 25-26, 2019
Internship Offer March 1, 2019 by 4:00 pm CST
Offer Acceptance March 14, 2019 by 4:00 pm CST
Notice of Job Assignment May 7, 2019
Program Dates May 20 through August 9, 2019

  • Poster Session: August 1
  • Final presentations: Monday, August 5 and Wednesday, August 7
Travel Days May 20 and August 9, 2019
Paid Holidays Monday, May 27, 2019 – Memorial Day

Thursday, July 4, 2019 – Independence Day