Fermilab, CMS

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Internship ID:FNAL-CMS-UGINT2022 [#21036]
Internship Title: U.S. CMS Undergraduate Internship
Internship Type:Other
Location:Batavia, Illinois 60510-5011, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: High Energy Physics / BSM new physics, Dark Matter, Electroweak Symmetry Breaking, Experiment, Experimental, Flavor Physics, Higgs physics, LHC, Physics
Appl Deadline:2022/02/28 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2022/01/31, finished 2022/09/03)
Description:   URMs  

*** this internship has been closed and new applications are no longer accepted. ***

The US CMS Summer Undergraduate Research Internship Program seeks to address the under-representation of women and minoritized students in STEM fields, in particular Physics. It is a 10-week paid internship program, which offers female and minority undergraduate students an opportunity to perform a project under the mentorship of scientists working at the frontier of Physics at one of the 50+ institutions in the United States.  

The internship program is open to students pursuing physics, engineering, computer science, math, chemistry, or related majors. We aim to strengthen our research by increasing diversity. 

The research internships will be structured to encourage students to persist in a STEM major through college, to train them in skills needed for a future career in the STEM workforce, in order to sustain a diverse and inclusive talent pool in research and innovation.

This immersive research internship opportunity will cover areas in instrumentation, technology, and computing projects. Students will use computational tools and data-science methods to learn about fundamental particles and their interactions, by analyzing data obtained from the CMS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) located at CERN, Switzerland. The pool of mentors are physicists from U.S. institutes affiliated with the  CMS experiment at the LHC and at the rank of university faculty, scientists from national labs, postdoctoral fellows, and advanced graduate students. 

Applicants must
  • Be full-time undergraduate students enrolled at an accredited U.S. institution and have completed at least one year as a matriculating student
  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Be able to work remotely
  • Provide a letter of recommendation, ideally from a STEM faculty member at their current institution
  • Provide an unofficial transcript including course titles and overall GPA
  • Provide a one-page resume (which includes current contact information)
  • Provide an essay describing their interest in the internship program (max 400 words). The essay should describe the applicant’s interest in the program. For example, the applicants may wish to expand on 3 or 4 topics from the following list: their background, their skills, and strengths;  what scientific topics appeal to them; previous research experience, if any; what they may want to pursue as a future career; and what benefits they would like to gain from this program. 
Applications may be submitted via academicjobsonline.org between January 31 and February 28, 2022. Selected applicants will participate in a paid 10-week internship between June 6 and August 22, 2022 and will receive a stipend of $600 per week. Notification of selection will sent to applicants by March 31, 2022.

The program is funded by U.S. Department of Energy and National Science Foundation funds awarded to the U.S. CMS Operations at Fermilab and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and additionally the IRIS-HEP program.

Questions about the U.S. CMS internship program can be directed to Prof. Meenakshi Narain, chair of the U.S. CMS Collaboration Board (meenakshi_narain@brown.edu).


Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the description.

Further Info:
Fermilab, MS205
PO Box 500
Batavia IL 60510-5011