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.

Program Information

Qualified Applicants

  • 2017-2018 high school sophomores and juniors
  • Illinois high school enrollment
  • 3.0 grade point average or above on a 4.0 scale
  • Eligible to work in the United States

Key Dates and Deadlines

Program dates: June 25 through August 3, 2018

Application period December 18, 2017 – February 21, 2018
Interview invitation – Email March 15, 2018
Interviews April 10, 2018 (Chicago)
April 12, 2018 (Batavia)
Internship Offer – Email May 3, 2018

Download TARGET 2018 Poster