CERN openlab Summer Students 2020 is dedicated to B.Sc. or M.Sc. student (who will have completed at least three years of full-time studies at university level by next spring) in Computer Science or Mathematics, Engineering or Physics with a strong computing profile.

Job Reference: SUM-OPENLAB-2020

Possible Dates to stay:

  • 15 June
  • 22 June
  • 29 June

About the program:

  • Openlab summer students will be given a series of IT lectures especially prepared for them by experts at CERN and other institutes.
  • Students will have the opportunity to attend the CERN generic student programme lectures.
  • Visits to the accelerators and experimental areas are part of the programme, as well as visits to external companies.
  • A report on the work project carried out is to be handed in at the end of the stay.


  • Applicant must be a Bachelor or Master student in Computer Science, Mathematics, Engineering or Physics
  • Applicant must have completed, by summer 2018, at least three years of full-time studies at university level
  • Applicant will remain registered as a student during your stay at CERN. If applicant is expected to graduate during summer 2018, eligible to apply
  • Applicant must not have worked at CERN before with any other status (Technical Student, Trainee, User) for more than 3 months.
  • Applicant must have good knowledge of English; knowledge of French would be an advantage


  • allowance of 90 CHF per day during the contractual dates
  • Travel allowance (on a lump sum basis)
  • Assistance to find accommodation on the CERN site or nearby
  • Health insurance scheme during the stay
  • Duration: 9 weeks of stay – 40h/week

Required Documents

  • CV (English or French)
  • Motivation letter with an indication of the preferred area of work in the field of computing
  • Proof of enrolment at a university for the current year
  • Once the application is submitted, a confirmation e-mail will sent, which will contain a link to the CERN “Report on candidate” form.
  • The link must be forwarded to at least one referee (preferably a professor).
 —————Quick Overview————-
Organization CERN
Fellowship Level Summer fellowship
Country Switzerland
Subject areas Computer Science, Mathematics, Engineering or Physics
Fellowship amount 90 CHF per day
Eligibility Open to all nationalities
Deadline 31 January 2020

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