About Argonne National Laboratory

The Argonne National Laboratory formed in 1942 when a team at the University of Chicago (lead by Enrico Fermi) produced the world's first sustained nuclear reaction.  The laboratory continues to operate for the University of Chicago under the United States Department of Energy.  Argonne quickly became a firm partner of the U.S. government, developing nuclear submarine power plants and working with the Atomic Energy Commission.  Today, Argonne's efforts power much of the United States.

Interns work on Argonne's continuing research projects, usually relating to physical and life sciences, mathematics, computer science and engineering.  Topics have included coal, conservation, environmental impact and technology, fission and fusion technology. Argonne offers full-time employment to about 25 percent of its interns.


Argonne's research positions are open to all undergraduates over the age of 18.  Interns must have a 2.5 GPA or higher.

Argonne National Laboratory

  • Dave Baurac
  • Argonne National Laboratory
  • Argonne National Laboratory
  • 9700 South Case Avenue
  • Argonne, IL 60439


  • Number of Interns: 101 or more
  • Compensation/Benefits: Paid
  • Duration: N/A
  • Academic Level: College Freshmen, College Sophomores, College Juniors, College Seniors


  • Chicago, IL