CERN Administrative Student Programme 2024 (Fully-funded and Open to all international students)

Location: Geneva, Switzerland
Position: Full-time Administrative Student
Duration: 2 to 12 months

Company Description

Welcome to CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, where physicists and engineers collaborate to explore the fundamental structure of the universe. Using the world’s largest and most sophisticated scientific instruments, we study the basic constituents of matter by making fundamental particles collide at close to the speed of light. This process provides invaluable insights into how particles interact and unveils the fundamental laws of nature. Learn more about our mission at

Diversity is at the core of CERN’s mission, reflecting our commitment to creating an inclusive and innovative environment.

Job Description

Imagine contributing to work that is changing the world while still in university. Picture yourself working in an international environment with an excellent quality of life. Participate in CERN’s Administrative Student Programme!

There’s no better way to learn than on the job, especially when it’s within a world-renowned organization and a center of scientific excellence. If you are an undergraduate student in Administration seeking practical training or a place to complete your final project, consider spending 2 to 12 months at CERN during your studies (Bachelor or Master’s). This opportunity is ideal for those pursuing disciplines such as translation, human resources, business administration, law, finance, engineering management, science communication, and more.

A panel of CERN experts reviews applications three times a year (February, June, and October), selecting around 50 students annually to join the programme.


To qualify for the programme, you must meet the following requirements:

  • National of a CERN Member or Associate Member State.
  • Completed at least 18 months of undergraduate studies (Bachelor or Master’s) in an administrative field by June 2024.
  • Registered as a full-time student during the internship.
  • Good knowledge of English or French.

Please note that if you are studying in a STEM/engineering field, you are not eligible for this position; instead, consider applying for the CERN Technical Student Programme.

Additional Information

CERN values your expertise and passion. In return, we offer:

  • Contract duration: 2 to 12 months.
  • Monthly allowance: 3407 Swiss Francs (net of tax).
  • Travel allowance.
  • Supplement for married and/or individuals with children.
  • Comprehensive Health Insurance coverage.
  • 2.5 days of paid leave per month.

For a glimpse into life at CERN, visit and


Required Documentation

Submit the following documents in English or French in PDF format:

  • CV
  • Academic transcript
  • Reference letter from a University Professor (mandatory)

Ensure all documents are submitted by March 11th, 2024, at noon (12:00 CET). Late submissions will not be considered.

For detailed application guidelines and more information, visit our dedicated pages.

Application Deadline: March 11th, 2024, at noon (12:00 CET).

We look forward to receiving your application and potentially welcoming you to the CERN family!

Note: Your application may be shared with national experts for evaluation and will be reviewed by CERN experts between March 11th and end May 2024. The outcome will be communicated no later than mid-June 2024.

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