Want to be part of one of the world best organizations? Apply now for the Fully Funded Internship in Switzerland 2020 for Doctoral Students. CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, is one of the world’s largest and most respected centers for scientific research. This is one of the best international internship programs in the world. Diversity has been an integral part of CERN’s mission since its foundation and is an established value of the Organization.

 

This is a chance to work on your thesis while spending up to 36 months at the forefront of science. Whether you’ve already chosen a subject or are still making your decision, if your specialism is Applied Physics, Engineering or Computing, this is an invitation to further your knowledge in a truly unique organization. In fact, it’s an invitation to get involved in world-famous experiments of unprecedented scale and scope. An invitation to join an environment like nowhere else on Earth.

You will have the opportunity to work in a diversity of fields at the cutting edge of technology: applied physics, IT, mathematics, electricity, electronics, mechanical or civil engineering, instrumentation for accelerators and particle physics experiments, materials science, radiation protection, safety and environmental protection, science communication, surveying, ultra-high vacuum are but a few of the examples of the many domains in which successful applicants will learn and contribute their knowledge.

 

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Fully Funded Internship in Switzerland 2020 Details:

Host Country:

  • Switzerland

Host Organisation:

  • The European Organization for Nuclear Research, known as CERN

Internship Location:

  • Geneva

Internship Duration:

  • A contract of association for 6 months initially, renewable up to 3 years.

Internship Benefits/Financial Support:

  • A contract of association for 6 months initially, renewable up to 3 years.
  • The total period (up to 36 months) may be spread over a maximum duration of four consecutive years to allow you to spend time at your university (for periods of up to 12 months, granted as unpaid special leave).
  • An allowance of 3704 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.

Please note that CERN cannot contribute to any cost related to your University nor will CERN reimburse tuition fees.

Eligibility Criteria:

The eligibility criteria of the CERN international internship 2020 are given below:

In order to qualify for a place on the program you will need to meet the following requirements:

  • You are a national of a CERN Member or Associate Member State (home.cern/about/member-states).
  • You have started or are about to start a doctoral program at a university.
  • Your work envisaged at CERN is all or part of the thesis work required to obtain your Ph.D. The award of the degree remains the responsibility of your university. Academic arrangements will be discussed between your university thesis supervisor and your CERN supervisor.
  • You have a good knowledge of English OR French.

How to Apply for Doctoral Student Programme in Switzerland?

This is how you can apply:

You will need the following documents, clearly labeled (e.g. “CV”, “Motivation letter”, “Academic transcript”, etc.) and in PDF format to complete your application:

  • A CV.
  • A copy of your most recent academic transcript giving an overview of your marks (if you download it from your university portal please make sure there is no protection so that we can open it).
  • A reference letter from your University Professor is mandatory. Should you have a letter of reference from a previous internship you may add this as a second reference.
    • You can upload these letters at the time of application if you have them to hand. You will also be provided with a link as soon as you have submitted your application to forward to your referees to upload their letters confidentially.
    • Note: this must be done before the closing date.

Make sure you have all the documents needed to hand as you start your application, as once it is submitted, you will not be able to upload any documents or edit your application further.

Application Deadline:

  • The last date to apply for the Fully Funded Internship in Switzerland is October 21, 2019.

Please note that your application may also be shared during the process with a panel of national experts for evaluation purposes. Ultimately, it will be reviewed by a panel of CERN experts who will meet on December 2019.

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