physics summer internships 2022
Introductory physics programs at the Institute:
The Institute offers a wide variety of introductory physics summer programs for high school students. These programs cover physics topics such as mechanics, electricity and magnetism, optics, thermal physics and quantum physics. Students will be able to explore the relationship between mathematics and physics through hands-on experiments and discussions with faculty members.
Students admitted to the program will stay in residence halls at MIT or within walking distance of campus during the week-long program. Students live with one another in dormitories during their stay to encourage collaboration among peers during breaks between classes and activities. They are expected to meet deadlines for submission of assignments while they participate in these courses at MIT every day from 9:00am until 3:00pm.
Undergraduate summer internships in theoretical physics at Perimeter Institute:
The Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics offers eight-week summer internships for undergraduate students in theoretical physics. The internship is open to international students and students from all universities, including American universities.
Perimeter Institute is located in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.
International student exchanges and short-term internships at the Institute:
- International student exchanges and short-term internships at the Institute:
- Internships and exchanges with other universities:
- Short-term scientific exchange programs, summer research fellowships and internships are a key part of an institution’s strategy to create an international atmosphere. They bring students together in a highly productive way, giving them new perspectives on their own research while introducing them to the practice of science in another country. These programs provide opportunities for researchers from developing nations to spend time in developed ones, providing exposure that would not otherwise be available.
- As part of its commitment to global outreach in physics education, CERN offers a comprehensive range of non-degree programmes aimed at students from around the world who wish to study physics or related subjects with us for periods ranging from one week up through three months or longer depending on course availability.
School of Physics and Astronomy undergraduate summer internships in theoretical physics: University of Southampton (UK):
The School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Southampton offers undergraduate summer internships in theoretical physics. These are funded by the Institute of Physics, which is a non-profit professional body for physicists and those who work on applications of physics.
The program begins with an informal roundtable where students can discuss their interests and goals with other applicants. After this session, successful students will receive an invitation to interview. Students are then matched with supervisors from within the department based on mutual interest and availability.
The internship consists of two weeks full-time work being done at any point during July or August each year; however, there may be flexibility for specific dates depending on supervisor availability or other factors (such as travel).
UCLA Undergraduate Summer Research Program in Theoretical Physics:
The Undergraduate Summer Research Program in Theoretical Physics (USRP) is a five-week research experience for undergraduate students. Students work on fundamental problems in theoretical physics under the guidance of faculty members at UCLA. In addition to research, the program includes seminars by visiting scientists from around the globe, social events and an optional class on quantum mechanics taught by Drs. Sven Walter and Eva Silverstein.
Students who are currently enrolled as undergraduates at colleges/universities (UCLA students can participate) may apply for USRP starting January 1st until April 30th, 2022 via the online application form below which must be submitted electronically no later than 11:59PM PST on April 30th, 2022 (the application deadline). Applicants will receive notification about their status within one week after deadline day; successful applicants will make formal commitments to participate in USRP during Summer 2022 upon receiving this notification from us via email or regular mail depending on how you applied for participation!
Summer Internship for Physics Education Research, PERG, UCSD :
Anyone with a background in physics or engineering is welcome to apply for this 10-week program. Students will get research experience, as well as networking opportunities and career guidance. The stipend is $4,500 for the summer, plus travel reimbursement.
The deadline to apply is March 1st; there’s lots of information about the program on their website.
Summer internship at CERN for undergraduate students: CERN (Switzerland) :
CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, is seeking undergraduate students who are interested in a summer internship at its headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. This program is open to students currently enrolled in a university physics or related discipline and must be able to commit to the full duration of their chosen project. CERN will provide funding for travel, accommodation, meals and incidentals as well as an honorarium of CHF 2200.- per month (about $2180). In addition to these expenses being covered by CERN’s financial support package, participants will also receive a partial tuition reimbursement from their home universities upon completion of their internship.
NASA Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR):
The NASA Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) offers students the opportunity to work with NASA scientists and engineers on a variety of projects. Examples include:
- Modeling and analyzing the effects of space weather on Earth’s atmosphere
- Developing algorithms for autonomous flight controls on aircraft in challenging environments, such as airports or urban areas
- Developing technologies that can be used by astronauts in low-gravity environments like Mars or the moon.**To learn more about this program and how you can apply, click here: https://www.nasa.gov/epscor/internships#internship_program_overview
APS SPS Undergraduate Internship Program at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST): NIST Gaithersburg MD :
The NIST Undergraduate Internship Program provides a great opportunity for undergraduate students to apply their knowledge of physics and mathematics to real-world engineering problems. Students who are interested in working on experiments or projects at the APS SPS may be eligible for this program.
Students selected for this program will work on an ongoing research project with one of NIST’s divisions or laboratories over the course of 4–8 weeks during the summer, typically June through August each year. The position includes full housing at NIST housing facilities (housing is not guaranteed), three meals per day, and transportation between off-site residences and laboratory/office locations. In addition to working as part of a team with other students and mentors, interns are expected to attend orientation sessions at which they will be introduced to their projects as well as receive training on how best conduct themselves during their internships (e.g., professional dress code).
Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) – Physics & Astronomy, University of Wyoming – Laramie WY :
This program is located at the University of Wyoming in Laramie, WY. The expected salary for this internship is $20 per hour, and the length of the internship is 10 weeks. The work experience starts on May 27th and ends on August 15th, 2022.
You will be able to gain skills such as:
- Research, collect and analyze data in order to answer questions about a specific area of study or problem;
- Write about your findings using proper technical language that can be understood by others in your field;
- Present information in an organized manner such as with charts or graphs
Northrop Grumman Mission Systems’ Technical Development Programs Rotational Co-Op / Internship Program Business Unit(s): Baltimore, MD, Linthicum Heights, MD, Linthicum, MD or Annapolis Junction, MD :
Northrop Grumman Mission Systems’ Technical Development Programs Rotational Co-Op / Internship Program Business Unit(s): Baltimore, MD, Linthicum Heights, MD, Linthicum, MD or Annapolis Junction, MD
Northrop Grumman Mission Systems has a three-year technical development program for students who are interested in working at our company. In this program you will:
• Be selected for an on-the-job training program with the opportunity to rotate through different areas of our business unit. You will also have opportunities for additional rotations depending on your interests and performance
• Develop technical skills through coursework at a local university or community college and receive mentoring from Northrop Grumman mentors during your paid summer internship
Find a challenging internship to help you learn a lot.
If you’re looking to learn a lot and be challenged by your internship, there are three things that will help:
- Make sure that your work is challenging. You should feel like you’re learning something new every day.
- Ask for feedback on how to improve your work. Your boss will appreciate it if you ask for feedback, and it’ll help you get better at what you do! If there’s something wrong with the quality of your work, fix it—if there’s nothing wrong but still need feedback, tell them so they know that their suggestions are helping!
- Take on responsibilities outside of just doing the tasks assigned to interns. The best way to stand out from other candidates is by showing initiative and demonstrating leadership potential in addition to being capable as a worker bee–but don’t forget about those skills either!