Applicants are invited to apply for the CERN Junior Fellowship Programme. The Programme is aimed at graduates from universities or higher technical institutes in a wide range of applied sciences, computing and engineering with limited or no work experience, looking to work in a research group.
Please note that you are applying for a programme and not a specific job. In order to help CERN offer you an interesting work project, it’s recommended that you let them know how your research interests and skills relate to CERN’s diverse activities. You can include this during the online application process form or in a separate motivation letter.
- Host institution: CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research.
- Internship Area: A wide range of applied sciences, computing and engineering.
- Number of awards: Not specified.
- Duration: 6 months (minimum) up to a maximum of 36 months.
- Target group: Open to all national of a CERN Member or Associate Member State.
CERN Junior Fellowship Programme Benefits
Selected candidates for the CERN Junior Fellowship Programme will be provided with the following benefits:
- An employment contract for between 6 months (minimum) up to a maximum of 36 months.
- A stipend ranging from 5,281 to 6,557 Swiss Francs per month (net of tax).
- Coverage by CERN’s comprehensive health scheme (for yourself, your spouse and children), and membership of the CERN Pension Fund.
- Depending on your individual circumstances: an installation grant, family, child and infant allowances as well as travel expenses to and from Geneva.
- 2.5 days of paid leave per month.
CERN Junior Fellowship Programme Eligibility
In order to qualify for a place on the programme you will need to meet the following requirements:
- You are a national of a CERN Member or Associate Member State.
- You have graduated, or are about to graduate (within six months from the date of the committee), with a university degree (BSc or MSc level) and have no more than 4 years’ relevant experience after obtaining your degree. Kindly note that experience prior to the latest obtained degree will not be taken into account for the calculation of your overall years of experience.
- Please note that CERN Staff members are not eligible to apply for a Fellowship.
You may also be eligible for the:
- University Of Adelaide Australian Government Scholarship;
- UN Fellowship for People of African Descent;
- NMG-NJUST Joint Scholarship for International Students;
- Japan and World Bank Scholarship for Developing Countries;
- OWSD PhD Fellowships for Women Scientists;
- University of Jinan Scholarship for International Students.
Interested applicants who would like to be considered for the CERN Junior Fellowship Programme are required to click on the apply button and follow instructions to apply. Applicants must upload requoired documents named as shown in the parenthesis, or they won’t be taken into account.
- A CV. (Resume)
- Your most recent relevant qualification. (Degree)
- Three recent letters of recommendation (not older than a year at the time of the deadline for applications), giving an overview of your academic and/or professional achievements. (Ref 1, 2, 3). You can upload these letters at the time of application if you have them to hand. You will also be provided with a link as soon as you have submitted your application to forward to your referees to upload their letters confidentially. Please note this must be done before the closing date.
The application deadline is . For more detail on the CERN Junior Fellowship Programme, please visit the official page.