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If your university or institute requires or encourages you to acquire work experience through an internship, imagine doing this at CERN in Geneva, Switzerland. It’s more than work experience. In fact, it’s a student programme like nowhere else on Earth and an impressive addition to your CV!
If you are a student looking for practical training in domains related to Electrical or Electronics Engineering, you will have the opportunity to work at the cutting edge of technology, contribute and broaden your knowledge in areas as varied as high or low voltage electrical engineering, energy distribution, communication networks, computer systems, signal processing, microelectronics or radiofrequency to name a few.
Typically, 80 students will be selected to join the program.
CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, is a European research organization that operates the world’s largest particle physics laboratory. Founded in 1954, the organization is based in the northwestern suburbs of Geneva on the French-Swiss border and has 23 member states. CERN is an official observer of the United Nations.
At CERN, 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.
About CERN internship
DEADLINE: August 1, 2022.
TYPE: Internship (4-12 months).
FUNDING: Fully funded.
TARGET GROUP: Specific countries.
HOST COUNTRY: Switzerland.
Benefits, amount, and duration of the CERN internship
CERN will provide you the following:
- An association contract of 4 to 12 months.
- An allowance of 3,319 Swiss francs (3,407 USD) per month (net of taxes).
- A travel allowance.
- Depending on your personal situation, a supplement if you are married and/or have children.
- Coverage by CERN’s comprehensive health insurance scheme (the contribution will be automatically deducted from your allowance).
- 2.5 days paid vacation per month.
To qualify for a place on the program, you will need to meet the following requirements:
- You are a national of a CERN Member or Associate Member State.
- You have completed at least 18 months of your undergraduate studies (Bachelor or Master’s) at the time of the next student selection round, taking place in October 2022.
- Furthermore, you remain registered as a full-time student during the internship.
- You have good knowledge of English or French (no proof required).
How to apply for CERN internships?
To apply for CERN internship, click on the “Apply” button, below this article.
You will need the following documents, in English or French, clearly labeled (e.g. “CV”, “Transcript”, “Letter of Recommendation”) and in PDF format to complete your application:
- A CV.
- A copy of your most recent academic transcript, giving an overview of your marks.
- A reference letter from your University Professor is mandatory.
Your application, along with all supporting documents, must be submitted by August 1ᵉʳ, 2022 (noon: 12:00 CEST).
It is worth mentioning that your application will be reviewed by a panel of CERN experts between August 1ᵉʳ and October 31, 2022. During this time, you may be contacted for a phone or video interview or to obtain additional information.
The result of the recruitment process will be announced no later than November 15, 2022.
Nationals of the following countries are eligible:
As their countries are members: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and United Kingdom.
As observer countries: Japan and the United States of America.
As states with international cooperation agreements with CERN: Albania, Algeria, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Belarus, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Egypt, Georgia, Iceland, Iran, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Lebanon, Malta, Mexico, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Nepal, New Zealand, Northern Macedonia, Palestine, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Qatar, Republic of Korea, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, United States and Vietnam.
For further information, visit the official website.
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