One of CERN’s key missions is education. Our professionals very much enjoy sharing their knowledge and expertise with students who are committed and passionate about their chosen field.
Imagine getting involved in work that is changing the world and imagine doing it before you’ve left university.
Imagine working in an international environment and having a great quality of life.
Put all these ingredients together to make this imagination a reality.
There’s no better way to learn than on-the-job. When that job happens to be in a world-famous organisation and centre of scientific excellence, even better.
Take part in CERN’s Technical Student Programme!
If your university or institute requires or encourages you to acquire work experience through an internship, imagine doing this at CERN in Geneva. It’s more than work experience. In fact, it’s a student programme like nowhere else on Earth and an impressive addition to your CV!
If you are a student looking to complete practical training in domains related to Mechanical Engineering, you will have the opportunity to work at the cutting edge of technology, contribute and broaden your knowledge in disciplines as varied as structural mechanics and machine development, magnets, fluids or heating systems, mechatronics, computer aided design or metrology to name but a few.
The following link provides examples of Technical student projects (http://careers.cern/tech-projects) with numbers to identify them. If any of these are of specific interest for you, you will be asked to provide their corresponding number during the application process. Please note this is not mandatory, nor a guarantee that these projects will be the ones for which you are selected: you may be selected on another project that matches your profile.
Please note that students specialising in theoretical or experimental particle physics are not eligible to apply for this programme.
A panel of CERN experts meets twice a year in December and May to review all applications, and on each occasion, typically 120 students are selected to join the programme.
Technical Studentships – Mechanical Engineering at CERN