New UChicago/Fermilab internship program – proposals due Feb. 8

Call for proposals for new University of Chicago-Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory undergraduate internship program

The University of Chicago has established an educational program for undergrad research experience through the new College Innovation Fund. The College Innovation Fund Undergraduate Internship Program (CIFUIP) experience will bring selected students from the University of Chicago to a Department of Energy national laboratory to conduct research over two (2) consecutive summers. Interns will benefit from working with and learning from pre-eminent leaders in their fields. The students will be personally instructed and mentored while gaining rich exposure to a global laboratory workforce and user community with diverse academic and professional expertise.

At Fermilab research areas may include, but are not limited to, the following: theoretical particle physics, experimental particle physics (in the areas of collider physics, neutrino physics, cosmic frontier), accelerator science. As with other undergraduate research experiences at Fermilab, CIFUIP intern deliverables will include participating in a poster session, completing a written report, and presenting an oral report.

Fermilab scientists and engineers interested in supervising the student for  two (2) consecutive summers are invited to submit a one-page long research proposal to Anadi Canepa at The deadline for the submission of the proposal is Feb. 8, 2018.

The students will be selected by a committee including representatives from the various divisions and co-chaired by Anadi Canepa and Sandra Charles.