URA-Fermilab: Undergraduate Women in STEM

Program Description

Sponsored by the Universities Research Association (URA), this program engages female physics (science) and engineering undergraduate students from under-represented groups (American Indian/Alaska Native, African American/Black, Hispanic/Latinos, Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islanders) to conduct research work at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab) in fulfillment of its mission, concluding with full-time employment at the laboratory. The S&T portfolio of Fermilab covers the research areas of Particle Physics, Accelerators and Detectors, Applied Physics and Superconducting Technology, Computational Science/Artificial Intelligence, and Emerging Technologies, in support of the following projects: LBNF/DUNE US, PIP-II, HL-LHC AUP & CMS, Mu2e, Superconducting Quantum Materials and Systems (SQMS).

Interns will spend 10 weeks at Fermilab working under the direct leadership, guidance, and supervision of Fermilab scientists, engineers, computing professionals, technicians, and staff across all the laboratory directorates performing hands-on research considered critical to Fermilab’s mission. In addition, the cohort will meet with mentors and sponsors to grow their professional networks, take part in engaging and inclusive intellectual discussions, directly benefit from the laboratory resources, and participate in professional development and social engagement activities.


  • Female physics and engineering majors, from under-represented groups (American Indian/Native, African American/Black, Hispanic/Latinos, Hawaiian/Pacific Islanders)
  • Enrolled full-time in a degree-granting program at a U.S. institution of higher education located in the U.S. or its territories
  • Juniors and seniors not graduating prior to December 2023
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident (LPR)

Academic disciplines: All Engineering, Physics, Chemistry, Material Science, Mathematics, and Computer Science.

Application Procedure

Before you apply, please have all your requirements ready. Once you submit the application you will no longer have access and will not be able upload any missing requirements.


The application materials required:

  • Online application
  • Resume
  • Unofficial transcript
  • Statement of Purpose (500 words max): Describe your experience, skills, personal and professional goals, and intellectual curiosity that you will bring to Fermilab and make you an outstanding intern.
  • One letters of recommendation from a professor, faculty, or academic or research advisor. The recommendation letter should address the applicant’s academic record and potential for success in a STEM internship, as indicated by demonstrated by intellectual merit, research/technical if applicable, communication, leadership, and teamwork skills. The recommendation letter must be received by January 31, 2023, at 11:59:59 PM Eastern Time.

All application components must be completed and received in the system by the deadline to be considered.

Internship Details

  • Salary: TBD
  • Housing: TBD
  • Transportation: TBD

Inquiries may be sent to Internships@fnal.gov with the subject line “Inquiry: URA Fermilab Undergraduate Summer Fellowship.”


  • Attendance at the Undergraduate Lecture Series
  • Presentation abstract (150 words)
  • Oral presentation
  • Poster presentation
  • Written research project report

Key Dates

Program Dates

10 weeks between June and August, 2023

Application Period

February 15, 2023 – March 31, 2023

Acceptance Date

May 1, 2023

Application is Open

To be considered for the internship you must upload all Requirements under the Resume section.


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