Apply for The Technical Student Program at CERN

Deadline: 30 October 2015
Open to: undergraduate students in applied physics, engineering or computing from CERN Member State, Romania, Serbia and Turkey
Remuneration: monthly living allowance, insurance, travel expenses


At CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, physicists and engineers are probing the fundamental structure of the universe. They use the world’s largest and most complex scientific instruments to study the basic constituents of matter – the fundamental particles. The particles are made to collide together at close to the speed of light. The process gives the physicists clues about how the particles interact, and provides insights into the fundamental laws of nature.

The Technical Student Programme is aimed to undergraduate students in applied physics, engineering or computing, to spend a training period of 4 to 12 months during the course of their studies in Geneva, Switzerland. The selected candidates will not start with the internship before February 2016.


  • You are a national of a CERN Member State and studying in a Member State. Romanian, Serbian and Turkish nationals are also eligible. 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 currently enrolled in a Member State educational establishment;
  • You are undergraduate student in applied physics, engineering or computing;
  • You should have completed at least 18 months of your undergraduate studies;
  • You can stay at least 4 or at most 12 months remaining registered as a full-time student. To be able to fully benefit from a technical studentship we advise students to opt for the longest period possible;
  • You have a good knowledge of English or French.


  • A monthly living allowance to cover the expenses of a single person in the Geneva area;
  • A health insurance for illnesses and accidents of professional or non-professional nature;
  • Travel expenses (on a lump sum basis).

How to apply?

In order to apply you have to register online. Once your application form has been submitted, you will receive an acknowledgement e-mail which contains a link to the CERN “Report on candidate” form. You must forward this link to at least one referee (Professor preferably but they also accept a supervisor from a previous internship).

Students must also upload their most recent academic transcript (official document giving an overview of your marks), as well as a CV (in English or French) in order to complete your application.

Deadline for applying is 30 October 2015.

For more information please visit the official website.

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