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So I have a little bit of a dilemma right now. I got into two internship programs, one for computational/theoretical astrophysics and the other at Fermilab. I want to go to graduate school for theoretical particle physics. So the question is, what looks better when you're applying with an interest in theory: an internship in theory in an unrelated/tangentially related field (there might be some astroparticle work) or work in that field but possibly more experimental? I won't know what I'm doing at Fermi, but it seems that it leans towards experimental or computational work.

So the question is what looks better, experimental work in that field or computational work in a different field? My best hope right now is computational work in particle physics I guess.

Thanks!

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# Internship debate Astro theory/Hep-Exp

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