Helen Edwards Internship: Application

Criteria for Applying

You must satisfy these criteria to be considered for the program

  • Current student of a university in a country in Europe, majoring in Physics or Engineering. Specialization in Accelerator Physics and Technology is preferred. Students who were born in, or have ever been citizens of Iran, Sudan, or Syria, unless they are currently citizens of the United States are fully responsible for completing all formalities prior to the start of the program.
  • At least one full year at the university at the moment of applying.
  • At least 4.0 Grade Point Average (in 2-5 grading system).
  • At least 18 years old.
  • Fluent in English.
Application Process

Please note that no sensitive personal information may be sent over email! Such information includes address, date of birth, etc. Deviation from this rule may result in withdrawal from the program.

All communication should be in English. Do not use non-ASCII characters in the Application Form or elsewhere. There were occasions when the Fermilab spam filter removed emails with the sender's name in Cyrillic characters.

To be considered for participation in the program, all information from the list below must be submitted by the due date.

  • Application Form The goal of the application is to demonstrate your qualifications and interest in science and research.
  • University Course List With Grades. The Course Lists should be either uploaded to the application web site. The Course Lists should not contain any sensitive information.
  • Letters of Recommendation. Two references must submit letters of recommendation for you. They will receive a link to the site where the letters can be submitted. We prefer to see letters from your internship mentors or university professors.
  • Your Essay. This is specified on the application form.
We have prepared some tips that might be helpful when preparing your application. Please feel free to contact us with any questions concerning the application process.

  • Deadline for submitting all required documents is January, 9 2017
  • We will inform you of the application status by February, 28 2017
After Preliminary Selection
  • After initial consideration the selected candidates will need to pass an interview with a PARTI committee member. Technically the interviews will be organized either in person or via a web-cam. More details on this subject and some tips are provided here.
  • The selected students will receive offer letters from Fermilab, and upon acceptance of the offer, a visa questionnaire. Delay with responding to each letter by more than one week may result in withdrawal from the program.