At CERN, the European Organization 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 provide 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 Organization.
One of CERN’s key missions is education. Their professionals very much enjoy sharing their knowledge and expertise with students who are committed and passionate about their chosen field.
Are you a student in a technical or scientific field, looking for an internship to apply your knowledge and get practical experience? Join them in the collaborative, knowledge-sharing and international environment of CERN, for a period of up to 6 months.
Whilst CERN Jobs are open to all eligible candidates, as part of CERN’s commitment to advance inclusiveness and accessibility in the workplace this particular opportunity is reserved for students with disabilities.
- The duration of the internship is between 1 and 6 months.
- You will receive a monthly allowance of 1516 Swiss Francs. Please note, however, that the cost of living in Geneva is high and this allowance is just a compliment. You should have adequate financial resources to support yourself in the local area.
- You will need to have full insurance cover valid in the Geneva area for medical expenses, work, and private accidents as well as any disability arising from professional and non-professional illness and accidents
In order to qualify for a place on the program you will need to meet the following requirements:
- You are a full-time student at the undergraduate (post-secondary) or graduate level (doctoral students are not eligible).
- You are residing in France or Switzerland 
- You are at least 18 years of age.
- You have full insurance cover valid in the Geneva area for medical expenses, work and private accidents.
- Your main field of study is in applied physics, computing, mathematics, electricity, electronics, mechanical, electrical or civil engineering
- Your work at CERN is an obligatory or recommended part of your studies.
- You will be returning to your educational establishment after completion of your stay at CERN.
- You have a working knowledge of English and/or French.
- Make sure you have your CV to hand as you start your application.
- Once submitted you will not be able to upload additional documents or edit your application.
- You can apply for a place at any time throughout the year and can indicate your availabilities.
- Upon receipt, and typically within 2-3 working days, they will get back to you to acknowledge receipt and clarify any urgent questions you may have around the programme.
Please note that if a traineeship agreement is required by your institute, as an international organization CERN will not sign external documents. You will, therefore, be required to use the CERN traineeship agreement provided on the official link.
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