Administrative Student Programme

Deadline to submit applications: 
16-APR-2018 (23:59 CET). Selection Committee mid-June 2018

The Administrative Student Programme is aimed at undergraduate students specializing in administration, to spend a training period of 2 to 12 months during the course of their studies (Bachelor or Master). An extension of up to a maximum of 14 months may be given.

Disciplines represented: Translation, human resources, advanced secretarial work, business administration, logistics, law, finance, accounting, library and information science, engineering management, science communication, education, audiovisual, communication and public relations, psychology, audit.

You can view some examples of projects under the following link.Note: This list is by no means exhaustive and when you apply you will have the opportunity, in your application form, to specify your field of interest which will be taken into account when your application will be assessed by the committee.


Diversity has been an integral part of CERN’s mission since its foundation and is an established value of the Organization. Employing a diverse workforce is central to our success.

Students from Non-Member States are able to apply only if they have been residing in a Member State or an Associate Member State for the last 5 years and are enrolled in a Member State or an Associate Member State  educational establishment.​


  • You should have completed at least 18 months of your undergraduate studies (Bachelor or Master) at the time of the selection committee which is in June 2018 specializing in an administrative field. This means that you should have started your studies not later than December 2016.
  • You can stay at least 2 or at most 12 months remaining registered as a full-time student. To be able to fully benefit from an administrative studentship we advise students to opt for the longest period possible.
  • You have a good knowledge of English OR French.
  • 3283 CHF/month (the allowance is net of tax)
  • Travel allowance
  • Contract of association from 2 – 12 months
  • Membership of the Health Insurance scheme (contribution automatically deducted from allowance).
  • 40 hours/week
  • 2.5 days of annual leave/month
  • CERN housing service helps finding local accommodation.

Once your application form has been submitted, you will receive an acknowledgement e-mail which contains a link to the CERN "Report on candidate" form. You must forward this link to at least one referee. One reference letter from your University Professor is mandatory (should you have one reference from a previous internship you may add this as a second reference). Reports from last committee will not be accepted. Students must also upload their most recent academic transcript giving an overview of their marks (if you download it from your university portal please make sure there is no protection so that we can open it), as well as a CV (in English or French) in order to complete the application.

Please only upload the required documents for this position and ensure good/readable quality of those. Please also ensure correct labelling of your documents when uploading them.

Candidates are required to apply online before 16.04.2018 (23:59 CET) and submit the required documents before 18.04.2018 (23:59 CET)- If any document is missing, the application will not be considered during the selection process.

Le formulaire d'enregistrement peut être rempli en anglais ou en français. Toutefois, dans le cas de stages faisant appel à des compétences rédactionnelles (eg. stages en traduction), il est recommandé d’utiliser la langue dans laquelle la personne retenue sera appelée à rédiger. 

Overview of closing dates are available here.


Please note that applications may be forwarded to a panel of national experts for evaluation purposes.

Applications are considered by a Selection Committee which meets two times a year in June and December.

Please note that all candidates will receive an answer regarding their candidature by mid-June 2018 and mid-December 2018, should it be successful or not. 

Contracts normally start on the first calendar day of a month and usually two months after the selection committee.


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