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Lee Teng Fellowship


The Illinois Accelerator Institute established the Lee Teng Undergraduate Internship in Accelerator Science and Engineering in 2008 to provide junior level college students an opportunity to study with experts in the field of accelerator science and technology. Argonne National Laboratory, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (FNAL), and the U.S. Particle Accelerator School (USPAS) jointly carry out this program each summer for ten undergraduate students.

Participants are given a mentored research project at one of the national labs, which they carry out during their 10-week summer residency. Successful candidates will also attend the summer session of the USPAS. The next summer session will be held June 16-26, 2020 in Melville, Long Island, NY, sponsored by Stony Brook University. Students will take the Fundamentals of Accelerator Physics and Technology with Simulations and Measurements Lab, for which undergraduate credit is available. This program includes a generous stipend and covers domestic travel expenses.

NOTE: The laboratory is tentatively planning for student programs to be fully onsite during Summer 2022. However, a student’s workplace may shift to a hybrid or virtual status contingent upon local COVID infection rates. Student candidates will be notified of changes in the lab’s operational status at the time of offer and/or during their appointment.

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    Application Requirements

    • Must be currently enrolled in full-time undergraduate studies at a U.S. university.
    • Must be a sophomore or junior at the time of applying.
    • 18 years or older at the time the internship begins.
    • Interest in physics, electrical engineering, computing and control systems, mechanical engineering, and/or material science.
    • Complete online application form.
    • Two (2) letters of recommendation.
    • Transcript (unofficial transcript may be submitted with application, but official transcript must be provided upon acceptance).
    • Argonne employees, and certain guest researchers and contractors, are subject to particular restrictions related to participation in Foreign Government Sponsored or Affiliated Activities, as defined and detailed in United States Department of Energy Order 486.1A. You will be asked to disclose any such participation in the application phase for review by Argonne’s Legal Department.