CERN Summer Student International Program 2023

  • Fully Funded
  • CERN
  • internship
  • Computer Science, Mathematics, Engineering, Physics
  • International Students
  • Switzerland
  • 01/31/2023
Expires in
58 Days
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Scholarship Description:

CERN Summer Student International Program 2023 is open for International Students . The scholarship allows internship level programm(s) in the field of Computer Science, Mathematics, Engineering, Physics taught at CERN . The deadline of the scholarship is 31 Jan 2023.


CERN’s openlab Summer Student Programme is a fully funded internship that is an exciting opportunity for computer geeks who want to explore different aspects of IT. CERN openlab is a collaboration between CERN and industrial partners to develop new knowledge in Information and Communication Technologies through the evaluation of advanced tools and joint research to be used by the worldwide community of scientists working at the Large Hadron Collider. 

During two full months corresponding to 9 weeks (June-August 2023), CERN openlab summer students will work on an advanced IT project and will be given a series of IT lectures specially prepared for them by experts at CERN and other institutes. The students also have the opportunity to attend the main CERN Summer student programme lectures, if they wish. Visits to the accelerators and experimental areas are part of the programme, as well as visits to external companies, pandemic allowing. A short report and a presentation on your work and project at CERN will be expected at the end of your stay.

For more information on the CERN openlab Summer Student Programme, please visit Education | CERN openlab 

Degree Level:

CERN Summer Student International Program 2023 is available to undertake internship level programs at CERN.

Available Subjects:

Following subject are available to study under this scholarship program.

  • Computer Science
  • Mathematics
  • Engineering
  • Physics

Scholarship Benefits:

  • A contract of association of 9 weeks to work on an advanced IT project.
  • An extensive IT lecture programme, students will also be able to attend the CERN generic summer student lecture programme if they wish.
  • A 90 CHF per calendar day (net of tax) subsistence allowance to cover the cost of accommodation and meals in the Geneva area for a single person for the whole contract duration.
  • A travel allowance on a lump sum basis paid at the end of your stay to help you with the cost of travel between Geneva and your residence at the time of the selection committee.
  • Coverage by CERN’s comprehensive Health Insurance scheme (contribution is already deducted from the daily allowance).
  • Assistance to find accommodation on the CERN site or nearby.

Eligible Nationalities:

Candidates of all nationalities are welcome to apply for this Summer Student Programme.

Eligibility Criteria:

In order to qualify for a place on the programme you will need to meet the following requirements:

  • You are a Bachelor or Master student (not PhD) with a strong computing profile and will have completed, by summer 2022, at least three years of full-time studies at university level.
  • You will remain registered as a student during your stay at CERN. If you expect to graduate during European summer 2022 (as of May), you are also eligible to apply.
  • You have not worked at CERN before with any other status (Technical Student, Trainee, User or other status) for more than 3 months.
  • You have a good knowledge of English; knowledge of French would be an advantage.

Application Procedure:

Required documentation:

You will need the following documents, clearly labelled (e.g. “CV”, “Motivation letter”, “Academic transcript”, etc.) and in PDF format to complete your application:

  • A CV.
  • A copy of your most recent academic transcript giving an overview of your marks (if you download it from your university portal please make sure there is no protection so that we can open it).
  • At least one reference letter (dated less than 12 months), preferably 2.

Please make sure you have all the documents requested to hand when you start your application on our career portal as they cannot be added after its completion (only reference letters can be submitted afterwards). Please note that all the documents you upload will remain attached to your Smartrecruiters profile. You do not need to upload them again for other applications you might submit.

Once your application has been submitted, you will receive a confirmation e-mail which contains a link. If you have not yet uploaded your reference letters when applying, you should  forward this link to at least one referee, so that they can upload their recommendation letter. Please note that this must be done before the application deadline (Monday 30th January 2023 12 noon CET time).

To apply visit the given link below:

https://www.smartrecruiters.com/CERN/743999863474361-cern-openlab-summer-student-programme-2023

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