Summer internship for high school students

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IceCube, the so-called strangest detector ever built, has captured the interest of researchers, journalists and engineers around the world but also of plenty of students and families of all ages.

The high school internship program, running during the academic year, has brought dozens of students to WIPAC, IceCube leading institution, to learn about astrophysics. And in a few weeks, the IceCube Masterclass at WIPAC will welcome 30 young students who will replicate the search for astrophysical neutrinos in the Antarctic detector.

But students keep knocking at WIPAC’s door, searching for opportunities to learn and participate in IceCube’s research and activities. WIPAC is now opening a few one- to two-week summer internships with the aim of broadening student participation.

Students will work on some of IceCube’s most important physics results and create annotated science papers for non-expert audiences, mainly other high school students.

Internships will be scheduled from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm for one or two weeks depending on student interest and availability. Very limited openings are available for the weeks of June 16-20, June 23-27 and August 18-22. WIPAC offices are located on the fifth floor of 222 W. Washington Ave. in Madison.

Interested students should sign up by Friday, May 2. Please email learn at to learn more or to register.