Argonne National Laboratory

Lee Teng Fellowship
"Incredible opportunity! I have learned a lot, and met some incredible individuals." -2017 Intern


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 (ANL), Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (FNAL) and the US 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 US Particle Accelerator School (USPAS). The next summer session, sponsored by University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, will be held June 4-15, 2018. 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 all travel expenses.



For summer 2018 internships, please submit an application by January 12, 2018.


  • 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, official transcript must be provided upon acceptance)

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