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CERN openlab Summer Students Program 2017

CERN openlab Summer Students Program 2017

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CERN openlab Summer Students Program 2017

Are you a B.Sc. or M.Sc. student (who will have completed at least three years of full-time studies at university level by next spring) in Computer Science or Mathematics, Engineering or Physics with a strong computing profile? Would you be interested in working on an advanced IT project for two full months during the summer?  If so, you should apply to the CERN openlab Summer Student Programme!

Role Description

During two full months corresponding to nine weeks (June-September 2017), the CERN openlab summer students will be given a series of IT lectures especially prepared for them by experts at CERN and other institutes. The students also have the opportunity to attend the CERN generic student programme lectures, if they wish. Visits to the accelerators and experimental areas are part of the programme, as well as visits to external companies. A report on the work project carried out is to be handed in at the end of the stay. For more information on the CERN openlab Summer Student Programme, please visit http://openlab.web.cern.ch/summer-student-programme(link is external).

Required Documents

The application must be submitted by 15 February 2017 and the following documents should be attached to it:

  • CV (English or French)
  • A motivation letter with an indication of the preferred area of work in the field of computing
  • Proof of enrolment at a university for the current year
  • Report on Candidate: Once your application has been submitted, you will receive a confirmation e-mail which contains a link to the CERN “Report on candidate” form. You must forward this link to at least one referee (preferably a professor).

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

The students are welcome to upload other relevant document(s) (e.g. academic records).

Possible dates of stay are:

  • 19 June to 18 August 2017
  • 26 June to 25 August 2017
  • 03 July to 1 September 2017

Eligibility conditions

  • You must be a Bachelor or Master student in Computer Science, Mathematics, Engineering or Physics
  • You have completed, by summer 2017, at least three years of full-time studies at university level
  • You will remain registered as a student during your stay at CERN. If you expect to graduate during summer 2017, you are also eligible to apply
  • You have not worked at CERN before with any other status (Technical Student, Trainee, User…) for more than 3 months.

A good knowledge of English is mandatory; knowledge of French would be an advantage.

What We Offer

  • An allowance of 90 CHF per day during your contractual dates
  • Travel allowance (on a lump sum basis)
  • Assistance to find accommodation on the CERN site or nearby
  • Health insurance scheme during your stay
  • 9 weeks of stay – 40h/week

Selection Procedure

Applications are considered by the CERN openlab Summer Student Programme Committee and by the future supervisors of the students. The results of the selection procedure will be made available to the students by mid-April 2017.

Official Link: https://jobs.web.cern.ch/job/12168

Deadline: 15th February, 2017



Type of Opportunity Exchange Programs
Deadline15 February,2017



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