The Non-Member State Summer Student Programme represents a unique opportunity for students from all over the world to spend their summer at CERN in Geneva, being involved in some of the world’s biggest experiments.
For 8 weeks, summer students gather on-site at CERN and join in the day-to-day work of research teams under the guidance of CERN senior staff. The Programme targets advanced undergraduate and early stage graduate students of physics, computing and engineering - particularly from developing countries. Participating students receive scientific training, attend lectures and work on laboratory-based projects alongside with CERN experts and fellow students.
We know that highly-skilled, well-trained scientists and engineers play a vital role in every nation’s economy. With the Non-Member State Summer Student Programme, CERN contributes significantly by training young students in STEM subjects.
These students receive high-level training, and also interact with fellow scientists from various disciplines and backgrounds. The students are also able to develop useful and long-lasting relationships that can prove valuable in their future steps.
In this video, we asked summer students from all over the world to talk about why they decided to study STEM subjects, to apply for the Summer Programme, their experience on-site at CERN, and their takeaways.
- 63 countries represented
- 145 students hosted at CERN
- 1,400 students participated since 2003
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