CERN Openlab Summer Student Programme 2024 in Geneva, Switzerland (Fully Funded)

If you are a Bachelor or Master student with high interest in computer science or IT and searching for summer paid internship then this an amazing opportunity for you to join "ERN Openlab Summer Student Programme" for 9 weeks in Geneva, Switzerland. This programme is funded by CERN and available for all the international students from all over the world. 

About CERN

the European Organisation for Nuclear Research, physicists and engineers are probing the fundamental structure of the universe. Using the world's largest and most complex scientific instruments, they study the basic constituents of matter - fundamental particles that are made to collide together at close to the speed of light. The process gives physicists clues about how particles interact, and provides insights into the fundamental laws of nature.

About CERN Openlab Summer Student Programme

CERN openlab summer students will work on an advanced IT project over two full months, or nine weeks (June-August 2024). They will also attend a series of IT lectures that have been expressly prepared for them by CERN and other institutes' experts. If they so choose, the students can also attend the lectures that are part of the main CERN Summer student program. The program includes visits to the experimental sites and accelerators. At the conclusion of your visit, a brief report and a presentation of your work and project at CERN will be required. 

Financial Conditions and Benefits

CERN would very much like to benefit from your expertise, commitment and passion.   In return, CERN will provide you with: 

- A nine-week association contract to collaborate 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 subsistence stipend of 92 CHF per each calendar day (net of tax) to cover one person's lodging and food expenses in the Geneva region for the term of the contract. 

- 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 hotel. 


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

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

- You are a Bachelor or Master student with a strong computing profile and will have completed, by summer 2024, at least 6 semesters of full-time studies at university level, in the field. 

- You will remain registered as a student during your stay at CERN. If you expect to graduate during European summer 2024 (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. 

Required documents

You need to have the following documents, clearly labelled and in PDF format to complete your application :-

- CV

- At least one reference letter (dated less than 12 months), preferably 2. 

-  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). 

NOTE: 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).


Application deadline: 31 January, 2024 , 12:00 CET time

Arrival day: 17 June, 21 June or 1 July 2024

Departure: August 2024

How to apply?

To apply, you just need to fill in the online application, and upload all the required documents above.

Note: 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.

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