The TARGET program is a highly competitive 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 experiential learning. Annually, the TARGET program cohort is approximately 15-25 interns. The TARGET program provides the opportunity to work with scientists and engineers at Fermilab.
Dec 14, 2020 – Feb 1, 2021
June 28 – August 6, 2021
Updates for the TARGET Summer Institute will be available on our website and via email to selected applicants in the coming weeks
TARGET at a glance
- What is quantum mechanics really all about? | Fermilab YouTube – November 18, 2019
- Special Thanks: Emma Davila, Jon-Edward C. Stokes, Sam Wang (2019 TARGET Alumni)
- A TARGET conversation: Ketandu Chiedu and Lauren Biron | News at work – April 4, 2019
- Fermilab Accelerators Hit The Prairie | Naperville NCTV17 – August 10, 2018
- Fermilab program helps Aurora-area students get back to nature | The Beacon-News – August 8, 2018
- Fermilab and Metea Valley partner to promote STEM to minority students | Chicago Tribune – August 11, 2017
- One minute with Thomas Hein, TARGET Program teaching assistant | News – July 17, 2017