Lee Teng Undergraduate Fellowship in Accelerator Science and Engineering

  • Program Description

    Offered by the Illinois Accelerator Institute, the Lee Teng Undergraduate Internship in Accelerator Science and Engineering offers an eleven-week summer internships at Fermilab and Argonne for undergraduate students enrolled in four-year U.S. institutions. This program has been developed to attract undergraduate students into the exciting and challenging world of particle accelerator physics and technology

    Support includes:

    • U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents: Wage of $13.50 per hour for a standard 40-hour work week, subject to U.S. taxes including Social Security
    • Foreign Students: Wage of $12.50 per hour for a standard 40-hour work week, subject to U.S. taxes excluding Social Security
    • Paid tuition for U.S. Particle Accelerator School
    • Shared housing
    • Shared use of a rental car (Fermilab only)
    • Transportation to join the program and return home or to school for students living outside the Fermilab area
  • Eligibility

    • Students must be juniors at the time they apply. The program will also consider outstanding candidates who are sophomores when they apply.
    • The program is open to U.S. and foreign nationals legally enrolled full time at US universities, with the exception of students who were born in, or have ever been citizens of Iran, Sudan, or Syria, unless they are currently citizens of the United States. Such students are fully responsible for completing all formalities prior to the start of the program.
    • All students must provide identification, as well as evidence of citizenship or visa status.
    • Participants must have medical insurance while at Fermilab.

    Key Dates

    Check Key Dates.

  • Expectations

    • Complete the full eleven-week program.
    • Attend a two-week U.S. Particle Accelerator School (USPAS) in East Lansing, Michigan, Sponsored by Michigan State University, June 04-15, 2018.
    • Complete all Fermilab safety and computing requirements.
    • Work safely in a responsible and professional manner.
    • Attend all scheduled events including lectures, tours and group activities.


    • Give a final presentation to mentors and peers.
    • Write a research paper.
    • Make a poster about your research.
    • Update your bio and research information on the Summer Interns website.

    Check out students from previous years and their projects on the Illinois Accelerator Institute site and read more about the Lee Teng Internship.