The Magnet Lab offers internships for high school and college students interested in pursuing careers in science, technology, engineering or mathematics.

The internship program pairs MagLab scientists with students from high school, college and technical programs to help them gain experience in subjects such as physics, chemistry, engineering, materials research/development, machining and biology. See our Internship Archives for examples of past projects.

Mentor Information

Mentor requirements for working with minors (<18):

  • Intern must fill out record of Volunteer Service
  • Intern must fill out Waiver of Liability form
  • Intern must not work more than 10 hours per week
  • Intern must be accompanied by mentor or other magnet lab employee at all times
  • Mentor must obtain a Level 2 backgroud check in order to work with a minor.

There are two types of internship opportunities.

Summer Internship

This is a paid internship ($10/hour) for undergraduate students 18 years of age or older that runs from June to August. The program’s goals are to:

  • Expose students to a scientific research working environment
  • Provide students the opportunity to gain experience in the workforce as well as do cutting edge science
  • Have students prepare an end-of-summer report on the work they did during their internship and how it contributed to the mentor’s research (poster is an option)


  • Paid Internship
  • For ages 18 and above
  • Summer Internship has ended
  • Application for summer opens December 3rd and closes January 31st 2019 at 5 p.m. EST.

You must be 18 years of age or older in order to apply for the summer internship program.

The Internship program application for summer is now closed.

The program director will pair mentors and interns based on science and math course experience (for intern) and research interest. Once mentors and interns have been paired, each selected intern will be contacted to determine their acceptance. All accepted interns must turn in their paperwork no later than the May 1 before their internship is slated to begin (this includes OPS Express forms, I-9 forms, etc.). If the students have not completed their paperwork by the deadline, they will be considered an unpaid intern.

Academic Year Internship

This is an unpaid internship for k12 and undergraduate students available in the fall semester (September to December) or the spring semester (January to May). Students applying through the InternFSU program will be paid at a rate of $10/hr. The program’s goals are:

  • Expose students to a scientific working environment
  • Provide opportunities for students to fulfill their school in-service requirements


  • Unpaid Internship - Fall semester
  • For high school students & undergraduates
  • Runs from August 27 to December 14
  • Application Opens: April 26 - August 10, 2018 at 5 p.m. EST.

The Internship program application for fall is now closed.

Because these internships are unpaid, no additional paperwork is required. Placement of students depends on mentor needs. Interns will be required to take the safety training and sign in on a daily basis.

For more information contact Jose Sanchez at or (850) 645-0033.