Applications open for 2018 CERN openlab Summer Students

Would you be interested in working on an advanced IT project for two months during the summer? Apply to the CERN openlab Summer Student Programme

Applications open for 2018 CERN openlab Summer Students

The group of 2017 CERN openlab summer students in front of the Globe of Science and Innovation (Image: Andrew Purcell/CERN)

Are you a bachelor's or master's student in computer science, mathematics, engineering, or physics? Do you have a strong computing profile, and would be interested in working on advanced ICT projects at CERN during summer 2018? If so, we have just the solution for you... the CERN openlab Summer Student Programme.

CERN openlab is a unique public-private partnership that accelerates the development of cutting-edge solutions for the worldwide LHC community and wider scientific research. Through CERN openlab, CERN collaborates with leading ICT companies and research institutes.

Over nine weeks (June-August 2018), the CERN openlab summer students will work with some of the latest hardware and software technologies, and see how advanced ICT solutions are used in high-energy physics. The students will also attend a series of lectures prepared for them by ICT experts at CERN, in addition to the main lecture series for CERN summer studentsVisits to the accelerators and experimental areas are included in the programme, as well as trips to other research laboratories and companies.

CERN is a place where dizzying ICT challenges abound. The CERN openlab Summer Student Programme may lead to follow-on projects in your home institute, or it may even inspire you to become an entrepreneur in cutting-edge ICT.

Apply by 19 February and open a world of possibilities!