Offering real-world opportunities
The internship program is a big part of Sanford Lab’s education and outreach efforts. Through this competitive program, students gain real-world experience that propels them toward a career in their chosen field.
Job responsibilities depend on experience level and the skills and needs of individual departments at Sanford Lab; some positions require extensive time spent underground.
Science: Interns work underground and on the surface to support current and future physics experiments (dark matter and neutrinos, nuclear astrophysics and low-background counting), as well as biology and geology.
Engineering: Engineering projects include planning for future physics experiments as well as renovation and maintenance of surface facilities and underground infrastructure.
Environment, Safety and Health: Interns support ongoing efforts to improve and upgrade the Waste Water Treatment Plant and other projects within Sanford Lab operations and ESH departments.
Communications and Education: The work supports ongoing efforts in communicating the science of Sanford Lab to the general public, educators and students of all ages.