It’s incredible to think that last year, Fermilab’s TARGET summer program for high school students turned 40. And this year, our Summer Internships in Science and Technology for undergraduates will see its 50th anniversary.
There are good reasons for these programs’ longevity. The students work on meaningful, fun, enriching projects that they take with them as they continue their education, and they enjoy real-world experiences working at a science lab. Mentors get assistance with their projects from curious, motivated and independent students. And together, we enhance the STEM pipeline, providing opportunities for students in traditionally underrepresented demographics. (We may even attract a few future employees.)
If you’re looking for an extra helping hand on your experiment this summer, consider mentoring or advising TARGET or SIST intern. Postdocs, scientists, engineers, computer professionals are invited to submit research projects and commit to providing teaching, guidance and supervision.
Student salaries are paid by the Talent Acquisition, Diversity and Inclusion Department.
Sandra Charles is the Fermilab talent acquisition, diversity and inclusion manager.