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Fully-funded Summer Student Programme in Switzerland

Fully-funded Summer Student Programme in Switzerland

Fully Funded
Country: Switzerland
City: Geneva
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The European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) invites graduate students to take part in the CERN openlab Summer Student Programme 2020. The CERN openlab Summer Student Programme 2020 is a fully-funded practical training period for students in Switzerland.

About CERN

The European Organization for Nuclear Research (also known as CERN) is the European research organization. It operates the largest Particles Physics laboratory in the world. This 1954 established organization has 23 member countries altogether. Using the world’s largest and most complex scientific instruments, scientists of CERN studies basic constituents of matter – fundamental particles that collide together at close to the speed of light. In general, CERN’s main function is to provide the particle accelerators and other infrastructure for high-energy physics research. And as a result, numerous experiments have been constructed at CERN through international collaborations.

Role description

This program will be 9 weeks (June – August 2020). The program serves a platform for participant students to work on an advanced IT project and will be given a series of IT lectures specially prepared for them by experts at CERN and other institutes. The students will also have the opportunity to attend the main CERN Summer student programme lectures if they wish.

Furthermore, s/he will have an opportunity to visit the accelerators and experimental areas are part of the programme, as well as visits to external companies. CERN expects participants to submit a short report and a presentation on your work and project at CERN at the end of the stay.


The ideal candidate must have the following qualifications to be part of Fully-funded Summer Student Programme in Switzerland

  • Bachelor or Master student (not PhD) with a strong computing profile; and will have completed, by the European summer 2020, at least three years of full-time studies at the university level.
  • Candidate should remain registered as a student during your stay at CERN. If you expect to graduate during European summer 2020 (as of May), you are also eligible to apply.
  • Applicants must not have any association or working experience at CERN before with any other status (Technical Student, Trainee, User or another status) for more than 3 months.
  • Similarly, s/he must not have been previously Summer Student at CERN.
  • Good knowledge of English; knowledge of French would be an advantage.


The CERN offers the following benefits to successful summer students

  • A contract of association of 9 weeks to work on an advanced IT project.
  • An extensive IT lecture programme. Students will also be able to attend the CERN generic summer student lecture programme if they wish.
  • 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 your stay to help you with the cost of travel between Geneva and your residence at the time of the selection committee.
  • Coverage by CERN’s comprehensive Health Insurance scheme (contribution is already deducted from the daily allowance).
  • Assistance to find accommodation on the CERN site or nearby.

Visit the official link to know more about the position and applying procedure.


Type of Opportunity Miscellaneous
Deadline31 January,2020
Open toAll
Contact the organizerhttps://openlab.cern/education



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