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Technical Student Programme

Imagine getting involved in work that is changing the world and imagine doing it before you’ve left university. Imagine working in an international environment and having a great quality of life.

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Put all these ingredients together to make this imagination a reality.


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’s). If your university or institute requires or encourages you to acquire work experience through an internship, imagine doing this at CERN in Geneva. 

If you’re a motivated student looking for an opportunity to work in a unique environment at the cutting edge of technology, this is your chance to take part. Apply now for a place on the programme to learn and contribute your knowledge in any of the following disciplines : applied physics; electrical or electronics engineering; general  or civil engineering; IT, mathematics and robotics; material and surface science; mechanical engineering.  
A panel of CERN experts meets three times a year in February, June and October to review all applications, and on each occasion, typically 80 students are selected to join the programme.
(Please note that students specialising in theoretical or experimental particle physics are not eligible to apply for this programme.)

All Technical Student opportunities are listed below: you can apply for one or more according to your profile, interest and preferences.


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