CERN Openlab Summer Student Program

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Opportunity Description

European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) is now accepting Open-lab Summer Student Program applications. The European Open-lab Summer Program consists of lectures about the fellows’ advanced Information Technology (IT) project. CERN’s computing experts will prepare and deliver these lectures. In addition to lessons, fellows will tour the accelerator, experimental areas, and trips to exterior companies as part of this top-tier, fully-paid European Program. This Program helps students to develop public relations and a concrete solid foundation for their future careers and practical lives. CERN is devoted to instilling the most significant knowledge in students. Therefore, participants must compile report projects and give a presentation after the Open-lab Summer Program.

Important Details 

Application Deadline: Monday, 30 January 2023 (03:30 a.m. AFT)

Host Organized: European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN)

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Location: Geneva, Switzerland

Gender: Male/Female

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Funding Type: Fully-funded 

Degree: None 

Number of Positions: N/A  

Eligible Countries: All 

Duration: 9 Weeks (June to August 2023)

Language Required: English/French 

Field: Information Technology


Fellows will benefit from CERN Open-lab Summer Student Program as follows:

  • An association contract of 9-week to work on a high-tech IT project;
  • Students can attend the CERN generic summer student lecture schedule and an intensive IT program.
  • A stipend of 90 CHF per calendar day (net of tax) to cover the cost of lodging and meals in the Geneva region for a single individual for the term of the contract;
  • Participants will receive a lump-sum travel allowance at the end of their stay to assist them in covering the expense of travel between Geneva and their residence at the time of the selection.
  • Health insurance (contribution deducted from the daily allowance);
  • Assistance in locating lodging on or near the CERN site

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must meet the following requirements to apply for CERN Summer Student Program:

  • This Summer Student Program accepts applications from candidates from all countries.
  • Open to Bachelor’s or Master’s students (not PhD students) with a strong computer profile who have completed at least three years of full-time university education by summer 2023.
  • During their time at CERN, applicants must register themselves as a student.
  • Fellows can also apply if they plan to graduate during the European summer of 2023 (as of May).
  • Applicants should only have worked at CERN for three months in any other capacity (Technical Student, Trainee, User, or another status).
  • English language proficiency is required; knowledge of French would be advantageous.

Required Documents

Before applying to the CERN Summer Student Program, applicants should prepare the following documents with a clear label (e.g., “CV,” “Motivation letter”) and in PDF format: 

  • CV
  • Motivation Letter
  • The most recent academic transcript 
  • Two reference letters dated less than 12 months. 

Note: Applicants should remember to prepare all documents before starting their application. Documentation uploading is not possible after submitting their application. 

How to Apply?

Applicants can start their application by clicking the Apply Now button. Once they submit their application, applicants will receive a confirmation e-mail that contains a link. Applicants who still need to upload their references letter can forward this link to at least one referee. By accepting this link, the referee can upload their recommendation letter. 


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 For further details about the Program, please visit the CERN Open-lab Summer Student Program Website. 

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