This program at Fermilab is a highly competitive, paid, six-week summer internship opportunity for Illinois high school sophomores and juniors with demonstrated aptitude and strong interest in physics, mathematics, computer science and engineering. The program's goals are to encourage high school students to undertake college study and pursue careers in S.T.E.M. disciplines.
TARGET aims to encourage and increase the representation of underrepresented minorities (Black, Hispanic, Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, Alaskan 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. Interns are at Fermilab eight hours per day, five days per week and are paid an hourly wage of approximately $12.50 for 20 hours of work per week. Summer interns receive no paid sick leave or vacation. Standard U.S. taxes are withheld, as is customary with all Fermilab employees. 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 fifteen interns.
Information and an application can be found on the TARGET website.
The following may apply:
Applicants must have:
See Target Fact Sheet.