Fall 2013 high school Internship program opens

Last January, eight Madison-area high school students began an internship at Wisconsin’s only astrophysics research center. Over the course of 12 weeks, they studied neutrino physics, learning about cosmic-rays, supernovae, and sifting through real data from the IceCube Neutrino Observatory at the South Pole.

Based on the success of the project, the Wisconsin IceCube Particle Astrophysics Center (WIPAC) is excited to offer the internship program for a second semester. Interns will get to participate in real-world physics experiments, learn how to write computer programs, get to know working astrophysicists, and contribute to data processing. All interested students are encouraged to apply; no physics or programming background is necessary.

Download the application here. Fall 2013 internship positions are scheduled for Thursday afternoons from 4:30 to 6:30 pm, and the program runs from October 03 to December 19.

Joining WIPAC gives you the opportunity to participate in real-world physics experiments and make connections. Applications are due by September 20. For more information, email hs-intern@wipac.wisc.edu.