Fermilab SIST Program

Complete the Fermilab SIST Interest Form for 1:1 discussion and guidance.


LSMRCE has partnered with Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory to provide underrepresented minority students in STEM the opportunity to work with scientists and engineers at the nation's preeminent high energy physics laboratory.

  • Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (a.k.a. Fermi or Fermilab)
  • US Department of Energy national laboratory specializing in high-energy particle physics
  • Located in Batavia, IL
  • Summer Internship in Science and Technology (SIST) program for undergraduate college students, established in 1971
  • Goal is to provide underrepresented minority students professionalization opportunities through a 12-week summer research internship.

Informational Webinar, recorded Dec 7, 2021: https://youtu.be/KmKIZ_GOHvs?t=43

More program Information can be found on the SIST website

How many internships are available each year?


  • Undergraduate sophomore or junior at time of application
  • 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
  • Majoring in physics, engineering (mechanical, electrical and computer), materials science, mathematics, and computer science
Application requirements
  • Online application
  • Unofficial transcript
  • Two letters of recommendation
Participation requirements
  • Complete Responsibilities & Expectations contract
  • Attend and participate in all Fermilab internship activities
  • Attend and participate in LSMRCE onboarding and off-boarding activities
  • Participate in LSMRCE student surveys as requested
  • Attend and participate in LSMRCE Annual Conference

Internship benefits

  • Interns are hired as employees of Fermilab
  • Interns receive a weekly stipend
  • Interns receive subsidized housing
  • Interns receive RT transportation from home to Chicago
  • Interns receive transportation to/from Fermilab each working day
  • Interns are mentored by Fermilab researchers and internship facilitators, as well as, LSMRCE mentors
  • Interns receive travel to/from the LSMRCE Annual Conference


Request 1:1 guidance! - The LSMRCE team will help you write a strong application!
Email us at contact@lsmrce.org to get 1:1 guidance.


Interested in applying for this internship opportunity?
Applications due January 23, 2023 at 4p CT.



  • Attendance at the Fermilab Undergraduate Lecture Series
  • Presentation abstract (150 words)
  • Oral presentation
  • Poster presentation
  • Written research project report
  • Presentation at LSMRCE Conference
  • 1:1 Guidance on future internship opportunities that match your interest and goals
  • 1:1 Guidance on career mapping and opportunities

Important dates

Application Deadline
January 23, 2023 at 4p CT.

Internship Program Dates
May 22 - August 11, 2023

Past participants

2019 Student Summer Internship @ Fermilab.
Watch 2019 Student Summer Internship @ Fermilab on YouTube

Antonio Segura
BS/MS, Software Engineering, May 2021
University of Detroit Mercy

Neomy Gutierrez
BS, Mathematics, May 2020
Loyola University Chicago