Internship Opportunities

The Clip Board Outside the Department Office
Individual universities and organizations send information directly to the department for many internships. These items are posted outside PhSc 106.

Research Opportunities for CSU Students to Work on ATLAS Experiment of LHC at CERN
The European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) is the world laboratory for high energy research located in Geneva, Switzerland. CERN is the birth place of many important discoveries, including two Nobel physics prizes and the World Wide Web. CERN has been one of the world's largest and most respected laboratories for scientific research. There are ~10,000 scientists of ~600 institutions from ~100 countries currently doing their research at CERN.

Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)
The Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program supports active research participation by undergraduate students in any of the areas of research funded by the National Science Foundation. REU projects involve students in meaningful ways in ongoing research programs or in research projects designed especially for the purpose.

Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships (SULI)
This program places students in paid internships in Science and Engineering at any of several Department of Energy facilities. Students work with scientists or engineers on projects related to the laboratories' research programs.

Society of Physics Students Internships (SPS)
SPS internships are broad-based learning opportunities for undergraduate physics majors in the areas of scientific research and outreach/policy. Students are placed in organizations and agencies, such as NIST, NASA, AIP, AAS, AAPT, APS, etc. which utilize the energy and diversity of aspiring students and contribute to their professional development through meaningful assignments, both relevant to the institution's programs and in the advancement of physics or allied sciences. Participating organizations also assign one or more mentors to guide the interns' work and overall experience.

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
Located just outside Washington, DC, The Physics Laboratory at the National Institute of Standards and Technology has a 12-week Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship program providing hands-on research experience in Atomic, Molecular, Optical, Radiation and Chemical Physics.

Lawrence Livermore Laboratory (LLNL)
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) continues to provide summer employment and internships by hosting undergraduate and graduate students in support of it's world-class scientific facilities and staff and in an effort to help train the nation's next generation of scientists and engineers.

Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL)
Los Alamos National Laboratory recognizes that in order to maintain and cultivate a well-educated workforce, we must provide a quality learning environment for students. Internships strive to provide opportunities that provide meaningful work experiences while incorporating education and training activities. Students have an opportunity to contribute to the Laboratory's mission while working with state-of-the-art equipment and instruments.

Summer Internship Programs at Fermilab (FNAL)
Internships offer a chance for approximately twenty college students to work with Fermilab scientists or engineers on a project within the context of laboratory research.

Science Teacher and Researcher (STAR)
This is a pre-service teacher summer research internship program sponsored by California State University in partnership with Department of Energy national research laboratories and the NASA Ames Research Center. The central purpose of the STAR program is to provide science majors who are planning to be 6-12th grade science teachers the opportunity to engage in paid laboratory research internships.