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The QUEST Programme - International Relations

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Field of Interest: International Relations

The International Relations Department communicates fundamental research through a variety of channels, products and formats. They build strategic partnerships with other international organizations, CERN alumni, potential donors and a range of other stakeholders to support CERN's mission. They are also responsible for engaging the public in CERN's activities and particle physics, fostering community development within CERN and the international particle physics community, and raising awareness of CERN's societal impact.
To achieve this, they work in a variety of constantly evolving areas, ranging from diplomatic relations to the organization of high-level visits, strategic communications (including internal communications), press and media relations, digital communications (including social media), exhibitions, event programming and organization, educational resources and programs, arts and science, and tours of the Laboratory.

The QUEST Programme

Bring your expertise to our unique work and develop your knowledge and skills at pace. Join world-class subject matter experts on unique projects, in a Quest for greater knowledge and deeper understanding.


This specific Programme is dedicated to Experienced Projects Graduates W/M/NB, based on the following eligibility criteria:

  • You are a national of a CERN Member or Associate Member State.
  • You have:
    • a Master’s degree with 2 to 6 years of post-graduation professional experience;
    • or a PhD with no more than 3 years of post-graduation professional experience.
      (Note that you are expected to have obtained your qualification by the time you take up your appointment at CERN.)
  • You have never had a similar contract before at CERN;
  • Applicants without University degrees are not eligible.

If you want to join us, see what is on offer below. (new positions are posted regularly)

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Experienced Project Graduate Openings in International Relations

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