Summer Student Opportunities

The 2020 programme is now closed for applications, and sadly had to be cancelled owing to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The programme will re-open in the Autumn for the 2021 edition.

Take part in CERN’s Summer Student Programme!
Are you currently studying for a Bachelor or Master degree in Physics, Engineering, Computer Science or Mathematics? Are you looking for a practical training period during the European summer (June – September)?
If so, this could be the opportunity for you: the CERN Summer Student Programme!


“I don’t know if we were particularly lucky, but I really enjoyed every aspect of the summer student program: work, lectures and social life (a lot!).”

Summer Student Programme

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.

Openlab summer Student Programme

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 programme, 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 programme, along with visits to external companies. Interested? Check it out and take part!