CERN Summer Student Internship Programme

CERN Summer Student Internship Program 2024 (Members and Non-Members) is open to applications from international students.

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You may be currently pursuing a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Physics, Engineering, Computer Science, or Mathematics, or you may be looking for an internship in the European summer (June-September).

If so, this could be your chance. Apply now and join CERN’s online summer student program!

About CERN Summer Student Programme

Over a period of 8 to 13 weeks, you will work on an advanced technical project in an experimental or engineering team.

During this unique and exciting time, you can attend a series of lectures specially prepared for you where experts and scientists from around the world share their knowledge about a wide range of topics in the fields of theoretical and experimental particle physics, engineering and computing.

Visits to the CERN facilities, discussion sessions, and workshops are also key features of the programme. Find out more on the Summer Student information page. A short report on your work and project at CERN will be expected at the end of your stay.

For 8 to 13 weeks, you will work on an advanced project in a laboratory or engineering team.

Eligibility for CERN Summer Student Internship

To qualify for the CERN Summer Student Internship, you must meet the following requirements:

You are an undergraduate or graduate student (not a PhD. Completed at least three years. Full-time University education before the European Summer 2008.

Your stay at CERN You still have the right to apply if you want to graduate in the European Summer of 2024 (until May)

If you have not done so before, you have worked at CERN for over three months in another capacity (student, intern, user, etc.) You are not a summer student

Your English is very good, knowing French would be even better.

Applicants of all nationalities are welcome to apply for the scholarship this summer.

In return, CERN will provide you with the following:

  • A cooperation contract of 8 to 13 weeks* to work on a technical project.
  • Comprehensive physics syllabus (students can also attend IT courses from Openlab).
  • Salary of CHF 90 (after tax) per calendar day to cover one person’s accommodation and meals in the Geneva area for the duration of the contract.
  • At the end of your stay, a travel allowance is paid to help you cover the travel costs between Geneva and your stay during the election.
  • Coverage of the CERN Comprehensive Health Insurance Plan (benefits are deducted from the grant). ** Help to find accommodation at or near
  •  Applicants from non-CERN countries are only allowed to stay for eight weeks. (List of CERN members and relevant partners can be found here).
  • The few students who receive direct salaries from government funds must bring their insurance to CERN.

Documents Required

  • You will need the following clearly marked documents (e.g.) and in PDF format to complete your application: CV to
  • A copy of your current transcript showing your grades (if you downloaded it from your school portal, please make sure it is unprotected so we can open it).
  • Two letters of recommendation (dated less than 12 months) from your previous teachers and/or internships.
  • If you are a Canadian, Japanese, or American citizen, please apply through the following websites:

When you start your application through our website, please ensure you have all the required documents ready. 

It cannot be done after completing the Add process (only approved letters can be sent from now on).

Note that any information you upload will remain in your Smartrecruiters profile. You do not need to re-upload for other applications you submit.

After submitting your application, you will receive a confirmation email with a link.

If you did not submit a letter of recommendation when you applied, you must send this link to at least one of the recommenders so they can send their letter of recommendation. 

Note that this must be done by the application deadline.

Visit the program’s website for more details

Visit Programme Webpage for Details.

Application Deadline: 31 January, noon CET


In conclusion, This Scholarship is a great example of how education can be used as a tool for social change.

This scholarship program breaks down barriers and empowers future leaders by providing students from underrepresented backgrounds with access to high-quality education and support.

It’s an investment in the future. The impact of this program will be felt for generations to come as these students go on to make meaningful contributions to their communities and beyond.

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