There’s no better way to learn than on-the-job. When that job happens to be in a world-famous organisation and centre of scientific excellence, even better. If you’re an undergraduate in Applied Physics, Engineering or Computing and are looking for a practical training period or a place to complete your final project, you could spend 4 to 12 months at CERN during the course of your studies (Bachelor or Master). An extension of up to a maximum of 14 months may be given.
It’s more than work experience. In fact, it’s a student programme like nowhere else on Earth.
Disciplines represented: Applied physics, IT, mathematics, electrical, electronic, mechanical or civil engineering, instrumentation for accelerators and particle physics experiments, materials science, radiation protection, safety and environmental protection, science communication, surveying, ultra-high vacuum.
Students specialising in theoretical or experimental particle physics are not eligible to apply for this programme.
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.
Link for CERN supervisors to submit a Technical Student project proposal.
Diversity has been an integral part of CERN’s mission since its foundation and is an established value of the Organization. Employing a diverse workforce is central to our success.