Administrative Student Programme

Deadline to submit applications: 
25-OCT-2016 (23:59 CET). Selection Committee 06-DEC-16

The Administrative Student Programme is aimed at undergraduate students specializing in administration, to spend a training period of 2 to 12 months during the course of their studies (Bachelor or Master). An extension of up to a maximum of 14 months may be given.

Disciplines represented: 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.

You can view some examples of projects under the following link.Note: This list is by no means exhaustive and when you apply you will have the opportunity, in your application form, to specify your field of interest which will be taken into account when your application will be assessed by the committee.

  • You need to be a national of a CERN Member State and studying in a Member State. Cypriots, Pakistani, Serbian and Turkish 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 at least 2 or at most 12 months remaining registered as a full-time student. To be able to fully benefit from an administrative studentship we advise students to opt for the longest period possible.
  • You have a good knowledge of English OR French.
  • 3283 CHF/month (the allowance is net of tax)
  • Travel allowance
  • Contract of association from 2 – 12 months
  • Membership of the Health Insurance scheme (contribution automatically deducted from allowance).
  • 40 hours/week
  • 2.5 days of annual leave/month
  • CERN housing service helps finding local accommodation; visa service; social affairs service.

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 or supervisor from a previous internship). Reports from last committee will not be accepted. Students must also upload their most recent academic transcript giving an overview of their marks (if you download it from your university portal please make sure there is no protection so that we can open it), as well as a CV (in English or French) in order to complete the application.

Candidates are required to apply online before 26.04.2016 (23:59 CET) and submit the required documents before 01.05.2016 (23:59 CET)- If any document is missing, the application will not be considered during the selection process.

Le formulaire d'enregistrement peut être rempli en anglais ou en français. Toutefois, dans le cas de stages faisant appel à des compétences rédactionnelles (eg. stages en traduction), il est recommandé d’utiliser la langue dans laquelle la personne retenue sera appelée à rédiger. 

Overview of closing dates are available here.

 

Please note that applications from countries who are Associate Members may be forwarded to a panel of national experts for appraisal.

Applications are considered by a Selection Committee which meets two times a year in June and December.

Contracts normally start on the first calendar day of a month and usually two months after the selection committee.

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