CMS Summer Internship Program for Underrepresented Minority Undergraduate Students
Would you like to be a part of the diverse, international team collaborating to upgrade the largest and most powerful particle accelerator in the world?
The CMS MREFC Undergraduate Summer Internship program is aimed at promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in the STEM fields. Students from underrepresented minority groups are encouraged to apply to this Internship.
- Contribute to new discoveries in fundamental science.
- Learn about high-energy physics at the forefront of the discipline.
- Experience hands-on hardware development at one of the prestigious U.S. CMS Institutions.
- Collaborate with diverse scientists upgrading cutting-edge scientific research instrumentation.
- Purdue University (West Lafayette, IN) - pixel detector mechanics and module construction,
- Rice University (Houston, TX) - pixel detector electronics,
- Texas A&M University (Columbus, TX), project tbd,
- The Ohio State University (Columbus, OH) - Students will participate in testing silicon pixel detector modules that are being produced for the CMS TFPX detector being constructed for the HL-LHC. Student will help develop, implement, and carry out debugging, characterization, and calibration of these modules.
- University of California Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA), project tbd, and
- University of Kansas (Lawrence, KA) - Students will help to make and test high-speed micro-twisted pair electronics cables as well as study the readout signals and how they are transported from the readout chips to the optical fibers.
- No prior experience in this area of specialty is required. Training and mentorship will be provided.
- Qualifications include a C or higher (2.0 / 4.0 GPA) in introductory mechanics and electricity and magnetism, an interest in high-energy physics, and a willingness to learn new skills.
- Many institutions require all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, or to have obtained a university-approved medical or religious exemption. For additional information on this requirement, visit: https://hr.cornell.edu/covid/university-response/vaccination
- The Internship program is open only to US citizens and permanent residents. If accepted, you will be required to show proof of citizenship or permanent residency.
- This program is intended primarily for sophomore and junior students in science and engineering. In exceptional cases first year students could have enough familiarity with physics, engineering, or computer science to profit from their research experience.
- Students who have not yet enrolled as undergraduates are not eligible. In some cases seniors may be considered, depending on employment rules at the hosting institutions (in some cases graduating seniors cannot be appointed in undergraduate internship positions).