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Undergraduate Women in STEM 2024

We Are:

Fermilab is America’s premier laboratory for particle physics and accelerator research, funded by the U.S. Department of Energy.  We support discovery science experiments in Illinois and at locations around the world, including deep underground mines in South Dakota and Canada, mountaintops in Arizona and Chile, and the South Pole.


We are strategic risk takers, innovators, and collaborators. We are engineers, scientists, technicians, administrative professionals. We are over 2,000 employees advancing knowledge for the benefit of humankind. Fermilab has been at the forefront of particle physics for more than 40 years. We build world-leading accelerators and detectors to conduct some of the most advanced particle physics experiments possible. We collect and analyze the data from those experiments with some of the most powerful computers in the world. We conduct this research on a 6,800-acre prairie, 35 miles outside Chicago, a treasure that has been designated a National Environmental Research Park.



Program Description
Sponsored by the Universities Research Association (URA), this program engages women 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 at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab) in fulfillment of its mission. 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 laboratory directorates performing hands-on research. In addition, the cohort will meet with mentors and advisors 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.

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  • Women science and engineering majors from under-represented groups (American Indian/Native, African American/Black, Hispanic/Latinos, Hawaiian/Pacific Islanders)
  • Academic disciplines: All Engineering, Physics, Chemistry, Material Science, Mathematics, and Computer Science
  • 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)


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 to upload any missing requirements.

The application materials required:

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  • Online application - Application Walkthrough Video Guide
  • Resume
  • Unofficial transcript
  • Statement of Purpose (300 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 letter 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 academic and intellectual merit, research/technical if applicable, communication, leadership, and teamwork skills. The recommendation letter must be received by the application close date.
  • (Once you submit your application you will receive an email request to provide reference contact information. Once you provide the info we will email a link to your reference to upload the letter of recommendation)


Internship Details

  • Application Period: November 15, 2023 – January 4, 2024
  • Program Dates: May 27, 2024 – August 2, 2024
  • Offer Date: February 15, 2024
  • Acceptance Date: February 22, 2024
  • Salary: Stipend is based on 40 hours/week at $23/hour for 10 weeks
  • Housing: Subsidized off campus housing is available
  • Transportation: Inbound and Outbound travel arrangements are provided
  • Inquiries may be sent to with the subject line “Inquiry: Undergraduate Women in STEM.”



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


If you have any questions, please email


Fermilab is an Equal Opportunity Employer and believes a diverse and inclusive environment based on mutual respect is essential to our mission. Fermilab is committed to recruiting and developing the most hardworking people and does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, religion, age, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, military/veteran status, country of birth, geography/postal code, disability, marital status, parental or gestational status, or other non-merit factor.