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Apply for the CERN Fully Funded Administrative Student Program 2024

Place: Geneva, Switzerland

Mode: Offline

Working language: English or French

Last Date of Application: 29 July 2024

Link to Apply:

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).

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 examples of the many domains in which successful applicants will learn and contribute their knowledge.

A panel of CERN experts meets three times a year in February, June and October, to review all applications, and typically around 50 students are selected to join the programme annually.


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's or Master’s) specializing in an administrative field at the time of the next student committee taking place in October 2024.

  • You remain registered as a full-time student during the internship.

  • You have a good knowledge of English or French.

Please note that in case you are studying in the STEM/engineering field, you are not eligible to apply for this position. Instead, please consider applying for the CERN Technical Student programme.


  • A contract of association from 2 to 12 months.

  • An allowance of 3452 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.

Required Documents:

  • 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.

We are not the official organisers of the program. If you have any queries regarding it, kindly contact the organisers at -


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