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Short Term Internship 2020 For Undergraduate Students in CERN
International Office   Thursday, January 9, 2020


The European Organization for Nuclear Research calls candidates to apply for the Short Term Internship 2020 in Switzerland. The internship can be a month-long in minimum and up to six months in maximum. This is the opportunity for undergraduate in the technical or administrative fields who wants to spend a few months training “on-the-job”. Moreover, this internship at CERN is the platform for students to explore and collect experience with the organization that operates the largest particle physics laboratory in the world. 

The European Organization for Nuclear Research (also known as CERN) is the European research organization. It operates the largest Particles Physics laboratory in the world. This 1954 established organization has 23 member countries altogether. Using the world’s largest and most complex scientific instruments, scientists of CERN studies basic constituents of matter – fundamental particles that collide together at close to the speed of light. In general, CERN’s main function is to provide the particle accelerators and other infrastructure for high-energy physics research. And as a result, numerous experiments have been constructed at CERN through international collaborations.

The interns will receive a monthly allowance of 1,510 Swiss Francs.


  • Candidates must be full-time students at the undergraduate (post-secondary) level and are at least 18 years of age. 
  • Candidates who are currently studying for a Ph.D. are not eligible for this program. The candidate must be pursuing a degree in one of the following areas: applied physics, computing, mathematics, electricity, electronics, mechanical or civil engineering, instrumentation, materials science, radiation protection, safety and environmental protection, surveying, ultra-high vacuum, scientific communication. A very limited number of places may be available in administrative fields such as translation, advanced secretarial work, accounting, legal services, human resources, librarianship, logistics. Working at CERN must be an obligatory or recommended part of your studies. 
  • S/he must be returning to your educational establishment after completion of your stay at CERN. 
  • Furthermore, candidates must have a good knowledge of English and/or French.

IO Focal Persons, are requested to kindly disseminate the information in your Campus / Department with the request to capitalize the opportunity. Students are requested to kindly keep International Office in Loop while applying, this will help us to pursue the nominations with CERN. Thanks. 


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