If you don’t have the funds to move abroad, this opportunity is for you, and the best part is: it’s available to all nationalities, no IELTS required, and you’ll get paid.


CERN Administrative Student Program

Applications are now open for the CERN Administrative Student Program 2024 in Switzerland. Opportunities Circle presents an excellent opportunity for academically eligible students eager to enhance their administrative skills. CERN offers international students a chance to gain experience in their respective fields and learn the tasks necessary to thrive in this ever-evolving world while showcasing their skills and knowledge. As one of the world’s most renowned organizations and a leading scientific center, CERN provides fully funded internships and other opportunities in Switzerland to help students acquire the skills and knowledge needed to excel in their future careers.


Programme: Internship


Targeted Countries: Open to applicants from all nationalities


Location: Geneva, Switzerland


Duration: 2 – 12 months




To qualify for this program, you must 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 by the time of the next student committee meeting in February 2024.
  • You must remain registered as a full-time student during the internship.
  • You have a good command of English or French.



Required Documentation

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


  • A CV.
  • A copy of your most recent academic transcript showing an overview of your grades (if you download it from your university portal, please ensure there is no protection so that we can open it).
  • A reference letter from your University Professor is mandatory. If you have one from a previous internship, you may add it as a second reference.




CERN values your expertise, commitment, and passion. In return, CERN will provide you with:


  •  A contract of association from 2 to 12 months.
  •  An allowance of 3,407 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.



Application Process

For more information on qualifications, required documents, and how to apply, please click HERE




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 between the 6th of November and the end of January 2024. During this period, you could be contacted for a phone/video interview or additional information. The outcome of the recruitment process will be communicated no later than mid-February 2024.

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