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Internship ID:FNAL-CMS-UGINT2024 [#26764]
Internship Title: US CMS PURSUE Internship 2024
Internship Type:Other
Location:Batavia, Illinois 60510-5011, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: High Energy Physics / BSM, BSM new physics, Dark Matter, Electroweak Symmetry Breaking, Experiment, Experimental, Flavor Physics, Higgs physics, LHC, Machine Learning, Physics
Appl Deadline:2024/02/19 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2023/11/29)
Description:   URMs  

The U.S. CMS Program for Undergraduate Research SUmmer Experience (PURSUE) 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 US.

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 and 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 US 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 at one of the U.S. CMS institution sites, including Fermilab. In special circumstances remote participation maybe considered.
  • 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 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 December 15, 2023 and February 15, 2024

Selected applicants will participate in a paid 10-week internship from May 28, 2024 until August 2, 2024 and will receive a stipend of $600 per week with an expected work commitment of 40 hours per week. Travel to and housing at the research institution site will be provided by the program. Notification of selection will be sent to applicants around March 10, 2024.

The program is funded by the DOE RENEW-HEP: U.S. CMS SPRINT award at Tougaloo College, Brown University, University of Puerto Rico (Mayaguez), University of Wisconsin, and the U.S. CMS Operations program at Fermilab and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln,

Questions about the US CMS internship program can be directed to USCMS-PURSUE-COMMITTEE(USCMS-PURSUE-COMMITTEE@fnal.gov).

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

Further Info:
https://sites.google.com/upr.edu/uscms-pursue/
email address
 
Fermilab, MS205
PO Box 500
Batavia IL 60510-5011
USA