How do you plan to spend your summer? How does getting involved in some of the world’s biggest experiments sound? This is more than summer work. It’s the chance to join CERN in Geneva – getting involved in the day-to-day work of our multicultural teams. Attend lectures, visit CERN facilities, take part in discussions and workshops with people who are leaders in their fields. In fact, it will be a summer like nowhere else on Earth.
Studentships in Summer (Non Member State Nationals)
- You are a national of any State other than a CERN Member State.
- You are a university-level undergraduate (Bachelor or Masters) at least in your third year.
- You will remain registered as a student during your stay at CERN. If you expect to graduate in the European summer 2015, you are also eligible to apply.
- You have not worked at CERN before (e.g. as a User)
- You have a good knowledge of English; knowledge of French would be an advantage.
Information on special arrangements for students from USA, Japan and Canada may be found by following the links below:
- The information pages for nationals of the United States of America show how you can join in CERN's Summer Student Program with funding from the National Science Foundation. For more information contact Junjie Zhu at The University of Michigan.
- Thanks to the funding of Japan, Japanese students will be able to apply once the national selection has been done.
- The information pages for nationals of Canada show how you can join in CERN’s Summer Student Program with funding from the national authorities (version francaise).
- Travel allowance
- 8 weeks
- Choice of dates of stay to be indicated in application
- Health Insurance Scheme (for those students with CERN contracts)
- 40 hours/week
- During July & August you may attend lectures from 09:00-12:30 each day (5 weeks)
- Report to be written by the end of stay
- The CERN Housing Service will assist you in finding accommodation on, or near the site of the laboratory
Once your application has been submitted, you will receive an acknowledgment of receipt which contains a link. You must forward this link to your two referees so that they can upload their recommendation letter. In order to be considered for the programme we need to receive TWO REFERENCE LETTERS and a recent ACADEMIC TRANSCRIPT. We also recommend to upload a CV in English or French.
Once the applications are completed by the end of January, the selection process begins. The supervisors select their students and the final selection results are made by mid/end -April.
All students will receive a positive or negative answer by the end of April.