Converted to an International Partnership in 2016

Internships for Physics Majors (IPM)

  • Program Description

    Fermilab's IPM program offers ten-week summer internships to outstanding undergraduate physics majors. This program has been developed to familiarize students with opportunities at the frontiers of scientific research in particle physics.

    Support includes:

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

    • Students must be undergraduate physics majors.
    • Students must be foreign students attending U.S. or non-U.S. universities.
    • Participants must provide evidence of identity and eligibility to work in the U.S.
    • Participants must have medical insurance while at Fermilab.

    Key Dates

    Check Key Dates.

  • Expectations

    • Complete the full ten-week program.
    • 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.
    • Make a poster about your research.

    Check out the presentations and papers from previous years.