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CERN Summer Student International Programme in Switzerland, 2023

What are you planning to do this summer? Each year, CERN openlab runs a nine-week programme for bachelor’s and master’s computer science students. CERN has been the birthplace of the World Wide Web as well as cutting-edge computing research. Students can get hands-on experience with the latest computing technologies by working on cutting-edge projects with our partners.

By joining the CERN openlab summer student programme, you will work with some of the latest hardware and software technologies and see how advanced computing tools are used in high-energy physics. Students will also participate in a series of lectures prepared for them by computing experts at CERN, in addition to the main lecture series for CERN summer students. Visits to the accelerators and experimental areas are also included in the programme.

Who can apply?

Do you want to work on an advanced computing project for nine weeks during the summer of 2018? If you are a B.Sc. or M.Sc. student in computer science, mathematics, engineering, or physics, that would like to work on an advanced computing project, please apply to the CERN openlab summer student programme! Please note that you must have completed at least three years of full-time studies at the university level by next June in order to apply.

How to apply?

Applications for the 2022 programme will open in November 2022. The following documents should be included in the application: a CV, one or more recommendation letters from university supervisors, a motivation letter indicating your desired field of work, and academic transcripts for the current year. Please note that incomplete applications will not be considered. Applicant replies will be distributed in April/May 2023.

What else is there to know?

Students participating in the programme work on projects related to specific computing topics, each with a dedicated CERN supervisor. At the end of their nine weeks working with CERN, students produce a report and present their work in a short public presentation. Reports on previous summer-student projects can be found here.

For the normal on-site programme, a stipend is provided to cover students’ living costs while staying at CERN. Full details on this — and all eligibility criteria — can be found on the CERN careers website.

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