Helen Edwards Summer Internship (formerly PARTI)

  • Program Description

    Fermilab's Helen Edwards Summer Internship program (formerly PARTI) is a ten-week summer internship for students majoring in physics and engineering at universities in Europe. This internship offers the opportunity to work with Fermilab scientists and engineers at the frontier of scientific research in the physics and technology of particle accelerators.

    Read more details on the Helen Edwards Internship.

    Download, print and display a poster at your institution.

    Internship support includes:

    • Wage of $12.50 per hour for a standard 40-hour work week, subject to U.S. taxes excluding Social Security deduction
    • Shared housing
    • Shared use of a rental car
    • Transportation to and from the airport
  • Eligibility

    • The student must have current enrollment at an accredited university/college in Europe and must have finished at least one full year at the university/college at the time of application
    • A minimum of 4.0 Grade Point Average (in 2-5 grading system)
    • At least 18 years of age by the program start date
    • Conversational and written English fluency

    Note that foreign nationals who are not US citizens and were born in, are citizens of, or represent or have ongoing affiliations with Iran, Sudan and Syria must provide additional information to be considered for access to Fermilab. Advanced federal review and approval is required before an individual may visit or receive an identification badge for unescorted access at a Department Of Energy (DOE) facility; this process can take many months and possibly longer than a year.

    Key Dates

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    Contact Information

    Fermilab Helen Edwards Internship
    PO Box 500, MS 229
    Batavia, IL 60510, USA
    Phone: +1-630-840-3929
  • Responsibilities

    Accepted program participants must:
    • have medical insurance while at Fermilab
    • provide identification, as well as evidence of authorization to work in the United States
    • respect, understand and value individual differences that embody the principles of diversity
    • abide by all environment, safety, and health regulations.
    • complete the full ten-week program
    • adhere to the job duties and to observe the required time and attendance standards, as defined by your supervisor
    • attend all scheduled events including lectures, tours and group activities


    • Prepare and present a final oral report. (The report will be available on the Web.) Check out the presentations and papers from previous years.