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Government/ Charity/ Public Institution/ Other


R&D / Design


Geneva, Switzerland

Discover CERN

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Imagine taking part in the largest scientific experiment in the world. CERN needs more than physicists and engineers – if you’re a student, a graduate, just starting your career or an experienced professional, whatever your field of expertise, CERN could be your next opportunity.

At CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, physicists and engineers are probing the fundamental structure of the universe. They use the world's largest and most complex scientific instruments to study the basic constituents of matter – the fundamental particles, which are made to collide together at close to the speed of light. The process gives the physicists clues about how the particles interact, and provides insights into the fundamental laws of nature.

The instruments used at CERN are purpose-built particle accelerators and detectors. Accelerators boost beams of particles to high energies before the beams are made to collide with each other or with stationary targets. Detectors observe and record the results of these collisions.

Founded in 1954, the CERN laboratory sits astride the Franco-Swiss border near Geneva. It was one of Europe's first joint ventures and now has 23 member states.

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How is it working with them? 

FAQ – JobTeaser asks the questions for you

  • What makes your company a great place to work for young talents?

    We offer an opportunity to take part in the largest scientific experiment in the world. To work in a multicultural, multidisciplinary environment. We provide a path to develop the next generation of scientific, technical and administrative experts.

  • Is it possible to progress to a full-time position after an internship or apprenticeship?

    Certainly! At CERN, we provide a continuum of career programs, spanning from student initiatives to staff roles. Transitioning from a student or graduate placement to securing another position at CERN is not only possible but actively encouraged. Your journey with us is limitless.

  • Can students and recent graduates work remotely?

    Working on-site is the norm for employed members of personnel, and depending on the needs of the service, people can telework up to 40% of their time in any 2-week period. There are no fully remote positions offered at CERN at the moment.

  • Do you have any particularly busy recruitment periods throughout the year?

    Our student programmes open three times per year (May, August and December) and we select students for these application rounds in February, June and October. For recent graduates, selections happen in March, May, August and November. More info at

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AMA (Ask Me Anything) about starting a career abroad

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The CERN Technical Student programme.

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Meet Victoria, technician at CERN.

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Geneva, Switzerland