Fermilab TARGET Program

The TARGET Program is a highly competitive, paid, six-week summer internship opportunity for Illinois high school sophomores and juniors who have strong interest and demonstrated aptitude for physics, mathematics, computer science and engineering. The program’s goals are to encourage high school students to undertake college study and pursue careers in STEM disciplines.

TARGET encourages and aims to increase the representation of underrepresented minorities (Black, Hispanic/Latino, Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, Alaska Native/American Indian) and women in the sciences and engineering at the college level and consequently the workforce.

The program’s design combines both work and hands-on experiential learning. Each TARGET intern is required to provide evidence of identity and eligibility to work in the U.S.

Annually, the TARGET Program cohort is approximately 15-25 interns.

2019 program dates: June 24 through August 2, 2019


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  • 2019 TARGET Program – Poster (11 × 17 in) [PDF] – Coming Soon!