Please note that students specialising in theoretical or experimental particle physics are not eligible to apply for this programme.
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. Find out more on home.cern.
Diversity has been an integral part of CERN's mission since its foundation and is an established value of the Organisation.
If your university or institute 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!
If you are a student looking to complete practical training in domains related to general or civil engineering, surveying or safety, you will have the opportunity to work at the cutting edge of technology, contribute and broaden your knowledge in areas as varied as industrial and tertiary building structures, design and drafting, underground structures, roads, drainage, geotechnical engineering, safety risk management to name but a few.
A panel of CERN experts meets twice a year in December and May to review all applications, and on each occasion, typically 120 students are selected to join the programme.
In order to qualify for a place on the programme you will need to meet the following requirements:
CERN would very much like to benefit from your expertise, commitment and passion.
In return, CERN will provide you with:
Be as specific as possible in the application fields “Education” and “Experience”.
We recommend you prepare your answers in Word or Notepad in advance, as once you start completing the application you have a limited time to submit it.
If you apply to more than one job, you will need to upload the documents for each application you submit.
You will need the following documents, clearly labelled (e.g. “CV”, “Motivation letter”, “Academic transcript”, etc.) and in PDF format to complete your application:
You may upload the reference letter yourself, whilst submitting your application, or through your referee via the link you will receive shortly after submitting your application.
Your application along with all supporting documents should reach us no later than 11th October 2021 (12pm CET). 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 2021.
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