Internships for middle- & high-school
Internship in a laboratory
This one-week internship is open to first-year pupils at high-school. Those interested must complete an application form with a letter of motivation. Applicants are selected given the limited number of trainees in the Physics Department. Applications with a clear professional project in the field of physics are preferred.
Registrations for 2023 are pending.
The course takes place during the week of the baccalaureate, i.e. around June 20th each year. The schedule is based on that of the high schools: 9am-4:30pm, except Wednesday afternoon which is free. Meals, financed by the Physics Department, are taken together in the university restaurant.
At the end of the week, the interns from all departments are invited to briefly present one of their activities seen during the internship:
This week aims at discovering the job of a researcher and understanding the physicist's approach: observing, analyzing and interpreting phenomena, sketching and validating a theory through a new experiment.
To this end, the emphasis is placed on the experimental aspect of physics by allowing the trainees to use the equipment available in the Physics Department and the OpenLab.
In addition to this, other types of activities include, for example
- Lectures and debates on subjects of environmental and societal importance (energy and climate, nanotechnologies), fundamental (astrophysics, lasers, nuclear fission and fusion) or historical (colors);
- Visits to laboratories, from the Physics Department: (PhLAM, LOA, UMET, IEMN), and even from other Departments: PC2A (Chemistry), Observatoire de Lille and common research centers (IRCICA, ICARE, CERLA, Chevreuil) ;
- Demonstrations: magnetic levitation train, gravitational lenses, measurement of the speed of light (PhysiFolies Association)
- Meeting with professors and researchers, including doctoral students to discuss their research topic and their career;
- Discovery of the Cité Scientifique campus.