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Fully Funded Summer Student Program

Fully Funded Summer Student Program 2019 in Switzerland

Fully Funded
Country: Switzerland
City: Geneva
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One of CERN’s key missions is education. Their professionals very much enjoy sharing their knowledge and expertise with students who are committed and passionate about their chosen field. There’s no better way to learn than on-the-job. And when that job happens to be in a world-famous research organisation and centre of scientific excellence, it’s even better.

Over a period of 8 to 13 weeks, applicants will work on an advanced technical project in an experimental or engineering team. During this unique and exciting time, they can attend a series of lectures specially prepared for them where experts and scientists from around the world share their knowledge about a wide range of topics in the fields of theoretical and experimental particle physics, engineering and computing. Visits to the CERN facilities, as well as discussion sessions and workshops are also key features of the programme.


In order to qualify for a place on the programme applicants will need to meet the following requirements:

  • A Bachelor or Master student (not PhD) in Physics, Engineering, Computer Science or Mathematics and should have completed, by the European Summer 2019, at least three years of full-time studies at university level.
  • Will remain registered as a student during their stay at CERN. If applicants expect to graduate during European summer 2019 (as of May), they are also eligible to apply.
  • Have not worked at CERN before with any other status (Technical Student, Trainee, User or other status) for more than 3 months.
  • Have a good knowledge of English; knowledge of French would be an advantage.


CERN would very much like to benefit from students expertise, commitment and passion.

In return, CERN will provide applicants with:

  • A contract of association of 8 to 13 weeks to work on a technical project.
  • An extensive physics lecture programme (students will also be able to attend a series of IT lectures organized by Openlab).
  • A 90 CHF per calendar day (net of tax) subsistence allowance to cover the cost of accommodation and meals in the Geneva area for a single person for the whole contract duration.
  • A travel allowance on a lump sum basis paid at the end of students stay to help them with the cost of travel between Geneva and their residence at the time of the selection committee,
  • Coverage by CERN’s comprehensive Health Insurance scheme (contribution already deducted from allowance).
  • Assistance to find accommodation on the CERN site or nearby.


How to apply 

Applicants will need the following documents to complete their application (please make sure to name the documents accordingly e.g. CV, motivation letter, academic transcript, reference letter):

  • A CV in either English or French.
  • A copy of their most recent academic transcript giving an overview of their marks.
  • At least one reference letter (dated less than 12 months), preferably 2, from their lecturers.



Type of Opportunity Miscellaneous
Deadline31 January,2019
Open toAll
Contact the organizerhttps://hr-dep.web.cern.ch/content/summer-students



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