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The 2022 CERN Summer Student Programme

Deadline : January 31, 2022

Applications for the CERN Online Summer Student Programme in Switzerland are now open. Are you a current Bachelor or Master degree student in Physics, Engineering, Computer Science or Mathematics? Are you looking for a training period during the European summer (June – September)? This could be the opportunity you have been looking for.

Among the main CERN’s key missions is education, which involves sharing knowledge and expertise with students who are committed and passionate about their chosen field. You will have the opportunity to explore beyond your horizon and develop knowledge and expertise applicable in various engineering fields.

For a period of up to three months, you will have the opportunity to work on an advanced technical project as part of an experimental, engineering or computing team. Throughout this period, participants will to attend a series of lectures specially prepared for you. Professionals, experts and scientists from around the world will share their knowledge about a wide range of topics.

The topics for discussion will cover fields of theoretical and experimental particle physics, engineering and computing. The programme also includes visits to the CERN facilities, as well as discussion sessions and workshops.


  • Selected applicants will sign a contract of association of up to three months to work on a technical project.
  • Interns will receive a subsistence allowance worth 90 CHF per day to cover the cost of accommodation and meals during their stay in the Geneva.
  • You will receive a travel allowance on a lump sum basis. This is intended to cover the cost of travel between Geneva and your residence at the time of the selection committee.
  • You will receive Coverage by CERN’s comprehensive Health Insurance scheme during your stay in Switzerland.
  • CERN will also assist you in finding accommodation close to your work premises.
  • You will have the opportunity to attend extensive physics lecture programme along with a series of IT lectures organized by CERN openlab.


  • All nationalities are welcome to apply for the CERN Students summer programme.
  • You must be a Bachelor or Master student in the fields of Physics, Engineering, Computer Science or Mathematics
  • Applicants must have completed at least three years of full-time studies at university level by the summer of 2022.
  • You must remain registered as a student during this online studentship with CERN, however students who expect to graduate during European summer 2022 are also eligible to apply.
  • Candidates must not have not worked at CERN before with any other status CERN programs for more than 3 months
  • You have not previously been a Summer Student at CERN
  • Applicants must have good command of English with knowledge of French as an advantage.


You must submit your application online before the deadline of January 31, 2022. You will need several supporting documents, clearly labelled and in PDF format to accompany your application

  • Your most recent CV in either English or French.
  • Include a copy of your most recent academic transcript giving an overview of your marks
  • Request two mandatory reference letter, from your lecturers/teachers and/or previous internship supervisors.

To apply, Click here

For more information, visit the official website here

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