Andre Merrile


During his summer at Fermilab, Andre helped to build a multi-sample probe capable of testing the critical current of superconducting materials. The critical current is the maximum current that can be passed through a material while it remains superconducting. With much help he was able to assemble the probe and commission it for room temperature and liquid nitrogen tests.


-- Andre Merrile, SIST 2013


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For Students

The SIST program provides the opportunity to work with scientists and engineers at the nation's preeminent high energy physics laboratory. There is no "busy work" here -- here is your chance to dig in to an exciting project and make real contributions towards furthering our understanding of the universe!

This 12 week program offers competitive pay, furnished apartments, rental cars, and more which is detailed in the Fact Sheet.

The SIST program is open to undergraduates currently enrolled in four-year colleges and universities in the United States.

Internships are offered to students majoring in Physics, Electrical/Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Computer Science. The program can accept only U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and foreign nationals (with OPT).

Important Dates for 2014 program:

  • The application deadline was February 14th.
  • The deadline for us to receive your faculty assessments was February 17.
  • Interns selected for a phone interview will be notified by February 27th
  • Interviews will be conducted the week March 3rd.

We expect the application for the 2015 program to be available in November, 2014. It is likely that the deadline to apply for the 2015 program will be February 6, 2015.

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