Summer Student at Fermilab and Other US Laboratories, Certificate

  • Application Deadline
  • 2 months
  • Tuition
    Tuition (Full programme)
    Tuition (Full programme)
  • English (take IELTS)
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Physic students will be trained in the research groups working on the new Fermilab initiatives, the Mu2e, g-2, Nova experiments, as well as neutrino physics experiments, or in the Fermilab group which collaborates with the CMS experiment at CERN, or in the Theory group. The Summer Student at Fermilab and other US Laboratories course is offered by the University of Pisa.


Some students may be still involved in the analysis of the CDF data, within the CDF Physics groups. For some students the internship may take place in other US Laboratories or Universities.

The internship of Engineering, Computing Science, and Materials Science students takes place in the Fermilab Accelerator Division (AD), Techical Division (TD), Computing Division (CD), or in groups involved in technological and applied research of other laboratories and universities within the US.

Each student has a supervisor responsabile of her/his training program and has to give a first oral presentation after 4 weeks of permanence at Fermilab, to show adequate progress of her/his research program, a second oral presentation and write a detailed report at the conclusion of the program. Since 2010 Fermilab keeps an online record of the summer students' training programs.

There is no better description of the research opportunities offered by our program than reading these training programs. In some cases of mutual interest, the 9-week internship has been extended to a few months contract at the laboratory in preparation of a Master Degree Thesis.

The Summer Student at Fermilab and other US Laboratories course is offered by the University of Pisa.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 2 months
  • Study intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    6 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Engineering students will be trained in the Fermilab Accelerator Division, Technical Division or Computing Division or in groups working on applied research in other US Laboratories or Universities. 

Each intern will be supervised by a Mentor, an employee of the US Labotatory. The Mentor is responsible of the entire Training Program of the intern for the 9 weeks of permanence on the US soil. Each intern will present a written report which will be object of evaluation by a University of Pisa Committee.


Master Degree students or recentely Master Degree graduates in Physics, Engineering, Astronomy, Astrophysics, Computing Science, and Material Science.


Dr. Simone Donati

English Language Requirements

This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Take IELTS test

Academic Requirements

The Summer and Winter Schools are open to university students and young professionals. However, there are certain programmes that require special conditions for admission.

Once you have found the summer or winter course you would like to take, and have visited the appropriate webpage, you are required to fill in the application form Once completed, you must send it to the coordinator's email address, along with your curriculum. The co-ordinator will reply to you within 3-5 working days.

Tuition Fee Per Full Programme

  • EUR 100 International
  • EUR 100 EU/EEA


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