Administrative Student Programme: projects

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Administrative student programme projects

The following table shows a few examples of projects that will be considered for the next administrative student selection round. 

If any of these project examples interest you specifically, you can specify which one in the application process by indicating the project number in the corresponding question.

Please note that this is not mandatory, nor is it a guarantee that the project you select will be the final one you work on. Further, your application will be considered even without a specific project being chosen.

For information, CERN typically selects around 15-30 administrative students at each selection committee.

 

Project number Project Title Project Description
DG-1

English Translator and Minute-Writer 

You will be a member of the English section of the Translation, Minutes and Council Support group, which is responsible for translating official CERN documents between the Organization’s two official languages, French and English, as well as for writing the minutes of various CERN bodies (Council, Finance Committee, Scientific Policy Committee, etc.). The English section also provides other CERN departments with linguistic assistance for the drafting of CERN documents. We have a vacancy for a paid two-month internship starting on 1 September 2019. We are seeking applications from graduating Translation Masters students with English mother tongue, good drafting skills and an excellent command of French. You will have the opportunity to translate and edit a range of administrative, journalistic and technical texts, and will also be given an introduction to writing minutes and summary records for high-level CERN committees.
FAP-1

User Experience Designer/ Business Analyst

The Business Computing Group (BC) is responsible for delivering information systems to clients across the whole Organisation (HR, Finance, Planning, Safety, Security, Purchasing, Logistics, and Accelerator Operations). The type of products ranges from custom-made solutions for a few users to large and widely integrated systems with 15,000+ users. You will be part of one of our nine teams where you will contribute to agile ceremonies and knowledge sharing sessions. In your role you will:
Understand user desires and pain-points through interviews, workshops or surveys
Design User Experiences and create User Stories, Wireframes or Prototypes
Support users to make efficient use of software through face-to-face tutorials or documentation
FAP-2

Scrum master / Agile coordinator

The Business Computing Group (BC) is responsible for delivering information systems to clients across the whole Organisation (HR, Finance, Planning, Safety, Security, Purchasing, Logistics, and Accelerator Operations). The type of products ranges from custom-made solutions for a few users to large and widely integrated systems with 15,000+ users. As an Agile Coordinator you will:
Facilitate sprint planning, sprint review, retrospective meetings and daily stand-ups
Measure and report the progress of sprints
Support Agile Team members in getting a better understanding of Agile/Scrum practices and applying them correctly
Facilitate discussion, collaboration and decision making
IPT-1

Administrative student

The CERN Knowledge Transfer group and the European Union Support group are looking for a student to help with administrative activities. The student time will be shared between the two groups.
Responsibilities will include several of the following activities: 
Help with daily tasks like sending out documents, maintaining and updating summary lists / tables, ordering consumables
Support the organisation of group events
Prepare files for signature and send out correspondence
Event management: Help with organising events with both internal and external participants. Create events in INDICO, upload agenda and presentations, and create participants badges
Find suitable meeting rooms
Organise Vidyo/Phone Conferences
Reserve catering
Minute taking
Organise and follow up business travels
Contact point for requests from group members 
We’re looking for a student with background or experience in administration, who would have an eye for details, strong organizational skills and be service oriented.
IPT-2

Administrative student

CERN continuously works on building a culture of entrepreneurship within the Organization, and encourages the creation of start-up companies and offer support to CERN personnel and external entrepreneurs seeking to establish a business using technology and/or know-how from CERN.

The CERN Knowledge Transfer group is looking for a student to help develop CERN’s entrepreneurship activities. Responsibilities will include several of the following bullet points:

  • Assisting the organization of CERN’s Entrepreneurship Meet-ups and other entrepreneurship and innovation programmes.
  • Contribute to further developing and managing the entrepreneurship community at CERN and well as the entrepreneurship alumni community.
  • Participate to building relations in the local entrepreneurship ecosystem, and staying updated on what’s happening in terms of entrepreneurship.
  • Assisting CERN personnel that wants to take a CERN technology to market through the creation of a Spin-Off.
  • Mentoring people at CERN with business ideas on how to commercialize their projects.

We’re looking for a student with background or experience in entrepreneurship and business development, ideally combined with a technical background, who would be comfortable with getting responsibility and tasks requiring experience in the field of venture creation.

DG-2

Traducteur/Traductrice francophone

​Le groupe Traduction, procès-verbaux et appui au Conseil (TMC) est chargé de traduire divers documents du CERN dans les deux langues officielles de l’Organisation, le français et l’anglais, et de rédiger les procès-verbaux de réunions officielles de l’Organisation. Au sein de la section française du groupe TMC, vous traduirez de l’anglais vers le français, sous la supervision des membres de la section française, une grande variété de textes administratifs, techniques ou scientifiques, tels que des documents d’information pour le grand public, des articles généralistes pour le site web du CERN, ou des documents destinés aux réunions officielles de l’Organisation. Vous utiliserez à cet effet les outils de traduction assistée par ordinateur (TAO) mis à votre disposition. Vous contribuerez également à la base de données terminologiques du groupe. Nous proposons des stages rémunérés d’une durée de deux à quatre mois, généralement entre juin et novembre. La personne retenue devra de préférence être en dernière année de master de traduction, être impérativement de langue maternelle française et posséder d’excellentes capacités rédactionnelles en français ainsi qu’une connaissance approfondie de l’anglais en tant que langue source.

FAP-3

Software, ERP or Data science engineering

The Business Computing Group delivers information systems to clients across the whole Organisation (HR, Finance, Planning, Safety, Security, Purchasing, Logistics, and Accelerator Operations). Our products range from custom-made solutions for a few users to large and widely integrated systems with 15,000+ users. 

You will be part of one of our nine teams where you will contribute to agile ceremonies, pair programming sessions and knowledge sharing sessions. You can develop in one or several of the following domains:

  • Java development: Develop software in Java and utilise related frameworks (e.g. Spring). Apply object-oriented programming principles and design patterns.
  • Front-end development: Use techniques like semantic and accessible HTML, CSS methodologies, CSS3 features, JavaScript (ES6+), HTML5 APIs.
  • Database engineering: Maintain ETL processes, build data marts, design database models, analyse and optimise query performance.
  • ERP Systems engineering: Manage permissions and data updates, investigate problems and answer questions on job life cycle flow.
  • Data science and reporting: Execute data extractions in SQL, conduct analysis, understand business processes and present outcomes in an understandable way.

We also have opportunities for scrum masters, user experience designers and business analysts in the administrative student program.

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