Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship (SULI)

  • Program Description

    Sponsored by the Department of Energy Office of Science, SULI places undergraduate physics majors in paid ten-week summer internships at Fermilab. These internships offer a chance for students to work with Fermilab scientists or engineers on a project at the frontier of scientific research in particle physics.

    Support includes:

    • Stipend of $500 per 40-hour week, subject to U.S. taxes including Social Security
    • Shared housing
    • Shared use of a rental car
    • Transportation to join the program and return home or to school for participants living outside the Fermilab area

    More information is available on the DOE SULI website.

    Download, print and display a poster at your institution.

  • Eligibility

    • Must be must be at least 18 years old.
    • Must be currently enrolled as full-time undergraduate physics major and at the time of applying at least one year as matriculating undergraduate student with minimum cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
    • Must have a high school diploma or certificate of General Education Development (GED) at the time of applying.
    • Must have U.S. citizenship or be a permanent resident. Must provide evidence of identity and eligibility to work in the U.S.
    • May participate in the SULI program twice and can apply to the SULI program a maximum of three times.

    Key Dates

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  • Obligations

    • Complete the full ten-week program. Students should expect to work 40 hours a week.
    • Complete all Fermilab safety and computing requirements.
    • Must have medical insurance during their time at Fermilab.
    • Work safely in a responsible and professional manner.
    • Attend all scheduled activities including lectures, tours and group activities.


    • Complete entrance and exit surveys.
    • Make either an oral or poster presentation to mentors and peers.
    • Submit a one-page peer review of another SULI intern's poster or oral presentation.
    • Submit an abstract and a 1500-3000 word research project report in the required format.

    Check out the presentations and papers from previous years.