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Deadline: October 21, 2019 00:00 (CEST)| Apply here
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Eligibility: Nationals of a CERN Member or Associate Member State, having completed at least 18 months of undergraduate studies (Bachelor or Master’s) specializing in an administrative field at the time of the next student committee taking place on December 2019
Location: Geneva, Switzerland

CERN Administrative Student Programme 2019

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 provide insights into the fundamental laws of nature.

Why apply?

Imagine getting involved in work that is changing the world and imagine doing it before you’ve left university

Imagine working in an international environment and having a great quality of life.

Put all these ingredients together to make this imagination a reality.

One of CERN’s key missions is education. Its professionals very much enjoy sharing their knowledge and expertise with students who are committed and passionate about their chosen field.

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. If you’re an undergraduate in Administration and are looking for a practical training period or a place to complete your final project, you could spend 2 to 12 months at CERN during the course of your studies (Bachelor or Master).

If your university 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 impressive addition to your CV!

It could be in any of the following disciplines: translation, human resources, advanced secretarial work, business administration, logistics, law, finance, accounting, library and information science, engineering management, science communication, education, audiovisual, communication and public relations, psychology, audit are but a few of the examples of the many domains in which successful applicants will learn and contribute their knowledge.

Qualifications

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.
  • You should have completed at least 18 months of your undergraduate studies (Bachelor or Master’s) specializing in an administrative field at the time of the next student committee taking place in December 2019.
  • You can stay for at least 2 and at most 12 months remaining registered as a full-time student.
  • You have a good knowledge of English OR French.
  • Please note that in case you are studying in a technical field, you are not eligible to apply for this position. Instead, please consider applying for the Technical Student programme.

Benefits of applying

CERN would very much like to benefit from your expertise, commitment and passion.

In return, CERN will provide you with:

  • A contract of association from 2 to 12 months
  • An allowance of 3305 Swiss Francs per month (net of tax)
  • A travel allowance
  • Depending on your personal circumstances, a supplement if you are married and/or have children
  • Coverage by CERN’s comprehensive Health Insurance scheme (the contribution will be automatically deducted from your allowance)
  • 2.5 days of paid leave per month.

Interested in applying for the CERN Administrative Student Programme 2019? Register your participation by following the registration link and taking the suggested steps.


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