Call for Applications: CERN Paid Internship Programme 2023 in Switzerland

Call for Applications: CERN Paid Internship Programme 2023 in Switzerland

Scientists and engineers are examining the universe’s core structure at CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research. They investigate the fundamental building blocks of matter—basic particles designed to smash at nearly the speed of light—using the largest and most sophisticated scientific instruments in the world. The procedure provides physicists with insights into the basic laws of nature and hints about how particles interact. Visit to learn more.

Diversity has been an integral part of CERN’s mission since its foundation and is an established value of the Organization.

Job Description

One of CERN’s key missions is education. Our experts enjoy sharing their knowledge with committed and passionate students.

If you are an undergraduate student in a technical or administrative field, and you’re looking to spend a few months training on-the-job, imagine doing your internship at CERN in Geneva. An impressive addition to your CV!

We offer a limited number of placements in our practical training programme.

Duration 1 – 6 months.


To qualify for an internship, you should meet the following requirements:

  • You are a full-time student (Technical/Administrative diploma, Bachelor or Master degree).
    • Please note that candidates studying for a PhD are not eligible for this programme.
  • You are at least 18 years of age.
  • Your main field of study is in one of the following areas: applied physics, computing, mathematics, electricity, electronics, mechanical or civil engineering, instrumentation, materials science, radiation protection, safety and environmental protection, surveying, ultra-high vacuum, scientific communication. Or in administrative fields such as: translation, advanced secretarial work, accounting, legal services, human resources, librarianship, logistics.
  • You will remain a full-time registered student throughout the internship at CERN.
  • You have good working proficiency in English and/ or French.

Important Information

  • The duration of the internship is minimum 1 month and maximum 6 months.
  • Your Educational Establishment / University must ensure you have full insurance cover valid in the Geneva area (France and Switzerland) for medical expenses, work and private accidents as well as any disability arising from professional and non-professional illness and accidents.
  • You will receive a monthly allowance of 1,516 Swiss Francs.

Additional Information

Due to the high volume of applications we receive, you will only be contacted if successful.

Please note that if a traineeship agreement is required by your Educational Establishment / University, as an international organisation CERN will not sign external documents. You will therefore be required to use the CERN traineeship agreement provided on

CERN Paid Internship Programme 2023 How to apply

You need a CV in English or French (in a PDF format).

During the application process you will need to select your availability period for this internship.

Application Deadline: There is no specific application deadline You can apply anytime throughout the year.

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