hey all, i'm writing to see if anybody knows of any lucrative summer internships in physics. i'd say i'm a pretty employable and interviewable guy, and i'm looking to score a well-paying internship while i've still got the grades. right now i'm a sophomore double-major in physics and math at MIT with a 5.0/5.0 GPA. i've also worked with professor paul schechter on gravitational lensing programs, and done some mathematical modeling work in a fluid dynamics lab, so i think i have some pretty good credentials (right now at least, we'll see how the semester goes!) however, i've been looking around and it seems many of the internships at places such as SLAC, PARC, or similar REUs only offer about $3000 stipends + housing and transportation in some cases. an undergraduate research position here at MIT would probably net me the same pay, and i could probably get one relatively easily. however, the cost of housing and living away from home doesn't seem like it would be worth the hassle either here at MIT or another institute, although i would be gaining a lot of useful experience. that in itself would be enough for me, if it wasn't for the fact that all the comp sci majors around me with less than perfect GPAs are landing $5000-$12000 internships. so i need some advice on other positions to consider; i've looked into areas such as quantitative finance, but i'm not sure if i have the mathematical background for that. any suggestions? thanks!