Internships for Italian Physics and
Engineering Graduate Students
An International Partnership

  • Program Description

    Each year the Italian Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (INFN), the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Scuola Superiore (SSSA), the Italian Scientists And Scholars in North America Foundation (ISSNAF) and the Cultural Association of italians at Fermilab (CAIF) offer a number of nine-week summer research internships in science, engineering and technology for highly motivated Italian physics and engineering university students. In these comprehensive programs, students work with scientists or engineers on projects related to Fermilab's research program or in similar programs at similar U.S. institutions. They also attend career planning and numerous training/informational sessions.

    Support includes:

    • Weekly student stipend
    • Shared housing
    • Shared use of a rental car
    • For students at Fermilab, transportation to and from the airport only
  • Eligibility

    • Students must be at least 21 years old.
    • No requirement on nationality; non-Italian students may apply.
    • Students must be graduate physics or engineering students ("Laurea Triennale").
    • 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.

    More information

    For more information, please visit the INFN website.

  • Expectations

    • Complete the full nine-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 (optional).


    • Complete entrance and exit surveys.
    • Give a final presentation to mentors and peers.
    • Submit a research paper or PowerPoint presentation.
    • Submit a research abstract in the required format.

    Check out former interns from previous years.