This program at Fermilab 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 mathematics and the sciences, physics, in particular. The program's goals are to encourage high school students to undertake college study and pursue careers grounded in physics, mathematics, engineering, and technology.
TARGET aims to grow representation of underrepresented groups (Black, Hispanic, Native American and women) in the sciences and engineering at the college level and consequently the workforce.
Each student is paid an hourly rate of $8.25 for 20 hours of work per week. In addition, each student receives a weekly stipend of $40 for the completion of classroom hours. Summer interns receive no paid sick leave or vacation. Standard U.S. taxes will be withheld, as is customary with all Fermilab employees. Each TARGET intern is required to provide evidence of their identity and eligibility to work in the U.S.