Opportunities for Students

Doctoral Student Programme

This is a chance to work on your thesis while spending up to 36 months at the forefront of science. Whether you’ve already chosen a subject or are still making your decision, if your specialism is Applied Physics, Engineering or Computing, this is an invitation to further your knowledge in a truly unique organization. In fact, it’s an invitation to get involved in world-famous experiments of unprecedented scale and scope. An invitation to join an environment like nowhere else on Earth.
Specific programmes are in place for nationals of Germany, Austria and Norway. Click here to find out more.

 

Marie-Curie PhD positions

Thinking of doing your PhD abroad and looking for funding? Curious about research beyond the horizon of traditional academic institutions? Then the Marie Skłodowska-Curie PhD fellowship for Early Stage Researchers in Europe might be the right opportunity for you. Find out more.

 

Technical Student Programme

There’s no better way to learn than on-the-job. When that job happens to be in a world-famous organisation and center of scientific excellence, even better. If you’re an undergraduate in Applied Physics, Engineering or Computing and are looking for a practical training period or a place to complete your final project, you could spend 4 to 12 months at CERN during the course of your studies (Bachelor or Master). An extension of up to a maximum of 14 months may be given.

 

 

Administrative Student Programme

The Administrative Student Program 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.

 

Summer Student Programme

The 2020 edition of the Summer Student programme has unfortunately been cancelled owing to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The programme will re-open in the Autumn for  applications for the 2021 edition.

How do you plan to spend your summer? How does getting involved in some of the world’s biggest experiments sound? This is more than summer work. It’s the chance to join CERN in Geneva – getting involved in the day-to-day work of our multicultural teams. Attend lectures, visit CERN facilities, take part in discussions and workshops with people who are leaders in their fields. In fact, it will be a summer like nowhere else on Earth.

 

CERN Openlab Summer Student Programme

The 2020 edition of the CERN openlab Summer Student programme has unfortunately been cancelled owing to the COVID-19 pandemic. The programme will re-open in the Autumn for applications for the 2021 edition.

Summer work experience in a place like nowhere else on earth: the birthplace of the world wide web! If you’re studying computer science, a great way to spend your summer could be to join the openlab summer student program, to work on an advanced IT project and follow IT lectures specially prepared for you by experts at CERN and other institutes. Visits to the accelerators and experimental areas are also part of the program, along with visits to external companies. Interested? Check it out and take part!

 

Short-Term Internship Programme

Imagine what it would be like to be part of, and contribute to, one of the largest projects on the planet. If you’re looking for a short term training (1 to 6 months), how cool would it be to say you’re working in CERN?

 

Opportunities reserved for students with disabilities

Whilst CERN Jobs are open to all eligible candidates, the Short-Term Internship Program also provides an opportunity particularly reserved for students with disabilities, in the technical or scientific field. This opportunity is offered as part of CERN’s commitment to advance inclusiveness and accessibility in the workplace. If your main field of study is in applied physics, computing, mathematics, electricity, electronics, mechanical, electrical or civil engineering, click here to find out more.

 

 

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