At CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, physicists and
engineers are probing the fundamental structure of the universe. Using the
world's largest and most complex scientific instruments, they study the basic
constituents of matter - fundamental particles that are made to collide
together at close to the speed of light. The process gives physicists clues
about how particles interact, and provides insights into the fundamental laws
of nature. Find out more on https:// home.cern.
Diversity has been an integral part of CERN's mission since its foundation
and is an established value of the Organization.
CERN is an organization that promotes the training and transmission of
knowledge through various programmes, one of which is for “job shadowing”
placements, created in response to the enthusiasm of young students.
We do our best to support young students in their initiatives in finding a job
shadowing placement. However, we receive a very high number of applications
for internships and are only able to offer a limited number of placements to
students. This “job shadowing” is for a period of 2-4 weeks and must be an
obligatory part of the school programme. We highly recommend students to come
either from the local region or to be accompanied by an adult during the
entire stay at CERN as well as having the necessary financial means to cover
the costs in the area (see attachment).
Please send us your CV (date of birth is mandatory) and letter of motivation
in PDF format outlining your field of interest as well as your preferred dates
of your stay at CERN. We really would like to read, in your own words, your
motivation and knowledge of CERN and the area(s) where you would like to
spend your placement.
• “Job shadowing” must be an obligatory part of the school programme.
• The application must be submitted at least 2 months before the start date of
the job shadowing.
• The maximum duration of “job shadowing” is four weeks in a year.
• You come from the local region or you will be accompanied by an adult during
the entire stay at CERN and you have the necessary financial means to cover
the costs in the area.
• This is an unpaid “job shadowing” experience.
You must apply online. Once your application has been submitted, you will
receive a confirmation e-mail.
You will be asked to upload your CV (DOB mandatory) and letter of motivation
in PDF along with your field of interest and preferred dates of your stay at
Once your application has been received, it will be passed to the person
concerned in the various departments at CERN. If you are selected by a
supervisor, you will be contacted by email directly by the department for the
necessary paperwork such as registration form, confirmation of your address,
bilateral agreement and parental consent. Please inform your educational
establishment that CERN has its own “job shadowing” convention, which is the
only authoritative convention.
If you do not receive a positive response within three weeks after receipt of
your application, please consider that the answer to your application is
negative. Thank you for your understanding.