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Technical Studentship - Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical/Mechatronics/Metallurgy.

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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.

"If at first you don't succeed, try again!"

An insight into CERN's recruitment process, and some top tips from CERN's recruiter, students and graduates. To watch the full Gradcracker/CERN webinar, click here.

Take part in CERN’s Technical Student Programme! 

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 Mechanical Engineering, you will have the opportunity to work at the cutting edge of technology, contribute and broaden your knowledge in disciplines as varied as structural mechanics and machine development, magnets, fluids or heating systems, mechatronics, computer aided design or metrology to name a few.

Please note that students specialising in theoretical or experimental particle physics are not eligible to apply for this programme.

A panel of CERN experts meets three times a year in February, June and October,  to review all applications, and on each occasion, typically 80 students are selected to join the programme.

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.
  • You have completed at least 18 months of your undergraduate studies (Bachelor or Master’s) at the time of the next student selection round taking place in October 2022.
  • You remain registered as a full-time student during the internship.
  • You have a good knowledge of English or French.

Additional Information

CERN would very much like to benefit from your expertise, commitment and passion. In return, CERN will provide you with:

  • A contract of association from 4 to 12 months.
  • An allowance of 3319 Swiss Francs per month (net of tax).
  • A travel allowance.
  • Depending on your personal circumstances, a supplement if you are married and/or have children.
  • Coverage by CERN’s comprehensive Health Insurance scheme (the contribution will be automatically deducted from your allowance).
  • 2,5 days of paid leave per month.

Required documentation:

You will need the following documents, in English or in French, clearly labelled (e.g. “CV”, “Academic transcript”, "Reference Letter") 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 one from a previous internship you may add this as a second reference.

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.

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Opportunity Overview

  • Deadline: August 1st, 2022
  • Starting: January 2023
  • Multiple vacancies
  • 3319 Swiss Francs per month (net of tax) + benefits
  • All grades
  • 4-12 months
  • Geneva (Switzerland)
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Preferred Disciplines...

  • Mechanical
  • Mechatronics
  • Metallurgy

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