Looking for a graduate job?
Join CERN's Technical Studentships: Material and Surface Science
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.
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
What you will be doing
If your university or institute requires or encourages you to acquire work experience through an internship, imagine doing this at CERN in Geneva. It’s more than work experience. In fact, it’s a student programme like nowhere else on Earth and an impressive addition to your CV!
If you are a student looking to complete practical training in domains related to Material and Surface Science or Chemical Engineering, you will have the opportunity to work at the cutting edge of technology, contribute and broaden your knowledge in areas as varied as mechanical testing of materials, magnetic measurements, metallography, surface treatment, optical and electronic microscopy, X-ray diffraction or radiochemistry to name but a few.
Please note that students specialising in theoretical or experimental particle physics are not eligible to apply for this programme.
A panel of CERN experts meets twice a year in December and May to review all applications, and on each occasion, typically 120 students are selected to join the programme.
What you will have
In order to qualify for a place on the programme you will need to meet the following requirements:
You are a national of a CERN Member or Associate Member State (home.cern/about/member-states)
You have completed at least 18 months of your undergraduate studies (Bachelor or Master’s) at the time of the next student selection taking place in December 2019.. PhD students are not eligible for this programme
You can stay for at least 4 and at most 12 months remaining registered as a full-time student
You have a good knowledge of English OR French
Required documentsYou have a CVYou have 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).You have a reference letter from your University Professor is mandatory. Should you have a letter of reference from a previous internship you may add this as a second reference.
What you'll get: • a contract of association from 4 to 12 months • an allowance of 3305 Swiss Francs per month (net of tax) • a travel allowance • coverage by CERN’s comprehensive Health Insurance scheme • 2.5 days of paid leave per month
We are CERN
Give a new dimension to your studies
At CERN, the European Organization 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
Diversity has been an integral part of CERN's mission since its foundation and is an established value of the Organization.