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Administrative Student Programme

Geneva, Switzerland

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At CERN, the European Organisation for Nuclear Research, physicists and engineers are probing the fundamental structure of the universe. Using the world's largest and most complex scientific instruments, they study the basic constituents of matter - fundamental particles that are made to collide together at close to the speed of light. The process gives physicists clues about how particles interact, and provides insights into the fundamental laws of nature. Diversity has been an integral part of CERN's mission since its foundation and is an established value of the Organisation.

Job Description

Imagine getting involved in work that is changing the world and imagine doing it before you’ve left university.

Imagine working in an international environment and having a great quality of life.

Put all these ingredients together to make this imagination a reality.

Could you be next to work at CERN? Take part.

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Take part in CERN’s Administrative Student Programme!

One of CERN’s key missions is education. Our 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. When that job happens to be in a world-famous organisation and centre of scientific excellence, even better. If you’re an undergraduate in Administration and are looking for a practical training period or a place to complete your final project, you could spend 2 to 12 months at CERN during the course of your studies (Bachelor or Master). If your university requires or encourages you to acquire work experience through an internship, imagine doing this at CERN in Geneva.

It’s more than work experience. In fact, it’s a student programme like nowhere else on Earth and an impressive addition to your CV!

It could be in any of the following disciplines: translation, human resources, advanced secretarial work, business administration, logistics, law, finance, accounting, library and information science, engineering management, science communication, education, audiovisual, communication and public relations, psychology, audit are but a few of the examples of the many domains in which successful applicants will learn and contribute their knowledge.

The following link provides examples of Administrative student projects (http://careers.cern/AdminStudent-projects) with numbers to identify them. If any of these are of specific interest for you, you will be asked to provide their corresponding number during the application process. Please note this is not mandatory nor a guarantee that these projects will be the ones for which you are selected: you may be selected on another project that matches your profile.

Qualifications

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

  • You are a national of a CERN Member or Associate Member State (home.cern/about/member-states).
  • You should have completed at least 18 months of your undergraduate studies (Bachelor or Master’s) specialising in an administrative field at the time of the next student committee taking place in May 2019.
  • You can stay for at least 2 and at most 12 months remaining registered as a full-time student.
  • We advise you to opt for the longest period possible to make the most of it and increase your chances of being selected!
  • You have a good knowledge of English OR French.

You will need the following documents, clearly labelled (e.g. “CV”, “Motivation letter”, “Academic transcript”, etc.) and in PDF format to complete your application:

  • A CV.
  • A copy of your most recent academic transcript giving an overview of your marks (if you download it from your university portal please make sure there is no protection so that we can open it).
  • A reference letter from your University Professor is mandatory. Should you have a letter of reference from a previous internship you may add this as a second reference.
  • You can upload these letters at the time of application if you have them to hand. You will also be provided with a link as soon as you have submitted your application to forward to your referees to upload their letters confidentially.

Note: this must be done before the closing date.

Make sure you have all the documents needed to hand as you start your application, as once it is submitted, you will not be able to upload any documents or edit your application further.

Your application along with all supporting documents should reach us no later than 21 October 2019. Please note that your application may also be shared during the process with a panel of national experts for evaluation purposes. Ultimately, it will be reviewed by a panel of CERN experts who will meet in December 2019.

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Opportunity Overview

  • October 21st, 2019
  • Competitive + benefits
  • All grades
  • Year-long
  • Geneva, Switzerland
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Disciplines accepted...

  • Aerospace
  • Analytics
  • Maths
  • Science

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