Technical Student Programme at CERN -

Technical Student Programme

CERN Internship 4-14 Months Geneva, Switzerland

Job Description

There’s no better way to learn than on-the-job. When that job happens to be in a world-famous organisation and centre 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. 

It’s more than work experience. In fact, it’s a student programme like nowhere else on Earth.

Disciplines represented: Applied physics, IT, mathematics, electrical, electronic, mechanical or civil engineering, instrumentation for accelerators and particle physics experiments, materials science, radiation protection, safety and environmental protection, science communication, surveying, ultra-high vacuum.

Students specialising in theoretical or experimental particle physics are not eligible to apply for this programme.

Person Specification

  • You need to be a national of a CERN Member State and studying in a Member State. Cypriot, Indian, Pakistani, Serbian, Turkish and Ukrainian nationals are also eligible to apply.

Students from Non-Member States are able to apply only if they have been residing in a Member State for the last 5 years and are enrolled in a Member State educational establishment.

  • You should have completed at least 18 months of your undergraduate studies.

  • You can stay for at least 4 and at most 12 months remaining registered as a full-time student.

We advise students to opt for the longest period possible to make the most of it and increase the chances of being selected!

  • You have a good knowledge of English OR French.



  • UK National
  • Other

    • EU National

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