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. Annually, the TARGET program cohort is approximately 15-25 interns.
- 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
The TARGET program provides the opportunity to work with scientists and engineers at Fermilab.
June 24-August 2, 2019
December 17, 2018-February 1, 2019
May 2, 2019
APPLICATION OPENS DECEMBER 17, 2018
2008-2018 Decade at a glance
- Fermilab Accelerators Hit The Prairie | Naperville NCTV17 – August 10, 2018
- Fermilab program helps Aurora-area students get back to nature – August 8, 2018
- ‘Wider view of science’: Fermilab and Metea Valley partner to promote STEM to minority students – August 11, 2017
- One minute with Thomas Hein, TARGET Program teaching assistant – July 17, 2017