The 2013 summer program at SLAC runs for eight weeks, from June
24 to August 16, with the option of an additional week
of participation through August 23.
Students selected for internships receive:
During the internship, each student
works with a scientist or engineer on a project related
to the Laboratory’s research program. At the conclusion
of the internship, the student writes a research paper
and makes a brief presentation on his or her project.
Students also participate in a series of scientific
lectures and tours. Student projects range from
solar-cell technology to astrophysics, from cancer drug
research to particle physics and accelerator design, and
from biocompatibility of medical devices to ultrafast
To learn more about the research conducted at SLAC, view our
Descriptions of past SULI student projects:
Who Should Apply?
SLAC has strong research programs in astrophysics, condense matter physics, particle physics, materials science, environmental molecular sciences, chemistry and biology.
SLAC SULI application seeks students from physics, chemistry, biology, geology, and materials science with background and interests in quantum mechanics, x-ray physics, astrophysics, cosmology, computer sciences, geochemistry, spectroscopy, molecular and cell biology, medicine etc.
Past SULI students have worked on topics ranging from a model of the gamma ray sky for the Fermi telescope to degradation of marine archeological wood, from transparent conducting electrodes for solar cells to dissociation of thiocyanate salts, and from novel B0 decay to femtosecond chemical dynamics using the x-ray laser.