Michelle Alvarado


In order to guarantee that the beam that reaches the user experimental area carries with it stable properties, part of the beam is sent to a diagnostics table to be analyzed. Two instruments are set up to characterize the beam's pulse width and bandwidth in the time and frequency domain...


-- Michelle Alvarado, SIST 2005


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Summer Internships in
Science and Technology

The Summer Internships in Science and Technology (SIST) program focuses on giving opportunities in science and technology to undergraduate college students currently enrolled in four-year colleges and universities in the United States. Internships are offered to students majoring in Physics, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Computer Science. These internships offer a chance for approximately twelve college students to work with Fermilab scientists or engineers on a project within the context of laboratory research..

The twelve-week program consists of a work assignment, an academic lecture series, and a final report that the intern presents orally to the Fermilab staff and submits to the Laboratory in writing. (Check out the presentations and papers from last year and our archive from previous years.) There are no grades or quizzes. The SIST Committee will follow the intern's progress to help ensure his/her maximum benefit from the program.

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Undergraduate Lecture Series

The Undergraduate Lecture Series for 2015 schedule can be seen at this web site. The 2016 schedule will be determined in late winter, 2016.


From Diversity Careers, Fall 2014, an article about this program featuring Dianne Engram.

About Fermilab

Scientists and Engineers at Fermilab carry out research in particle physics and astrophysics. Fermilab's fundamental research advances our understanding of the nature of the universe, from the subatomic world to the big bang...


Celebrating 45 years!

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2015 marks our 45th year! The SIST program is the oldest operating internship program in the Department of Energy National Laboratory system. The gentlemen pictured above created this program in 1970.


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