CERN Openlab Summer Student Programme in Switzerland, 2015

Applications are invited for two months CERN summer student programme to work on advanced IT projects. Bachelor or master students having completed (by the summer of attending) at least three years of full-time studies at university level in Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics or Physics are eligible to apply. During two full months corresponding to nine weeks (June-September 2015), the CERN openlab summer students will be given a series of IT lectures especially prepared for them by experts at CERN. A report on the work project carried out is to be handed in at the end of the stay. The application deadline is 28 February 2015.

Study Subject(s): Students will work on advanced IT projects.
Course Level: This is a two months summer student program.
Scholarship Provider: CERN and the CERN openlab
Scholarship can be taken at: Switzerland

Eligibility: Bachelor or master students having completed (by the summer of attending) at least three years of full-time studies at university level in Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics or Physics, interested in working on advanced IT projects for two full months (nine weeks) during the period June-September 2015 are welcome to apply. Please note that the applicants must remain registered as a student during summer 2015 and that students graduating during summer 2015 are also eligible to apply. Students having already worked at CERN before (as a User or a Technical Student) are not eligible to apply. A good knowledge of English is mandatory; knowledge of French would be an advantage.

Scholarship Open for International Students: International Students are eligible to apply for this CERN summer student programme.

Scholarship Description: CERN is the birthplace of the World Wide Web and where the Higgs particle was discovered by two of the major LHC experiments, the ATLAS and CMS collaborations. The laboratory hosts ground-breaking experiments and is at the heart of the Worldwide LHC Computing Grid (WLCG). This is a place like no other where dizzying IT challenges abound! Located just outside Geneva, straddling the border between Switzerland and France, CERN explores what matter is made of and what holds it together by accelerating particles to a fraction under the speed of light and then smashing them together. The Large Hadron Collider (LHC), a 27 km circumference accelerator buried 50-175 m below ground, generated more than 25 petabytes of data in 2012. In early 2013, at the end of the first three-year LHC running period, the remarkable figure of 100 petabytes of data stored in the CERN mass-storage systems was surpassed. Major consolidation and upgrade work has been performed during the LHC long shut-down in 2013 and 2014 and data taking will restart in spring 2015 with a new LHC run. CERN openlab was created in 2001 to tackle the LHC computing, data and infrastructure challenges. This is a unique public-private partnership between CERN and leading ICT companies. Its mission is to accelerate the development of leading-edge solutions to be used by the worldwide LHC community.

Number of award(s): Not Known

Duration of award(s): This is a two months summer student program.

What does it cover? A stipend of 90 CHF per day during contractual dates (generally 61 days) is sponsored by CERN and the CERN openlab industrial members and should cover accommodation and living costs during the nine-week stay. Students are covered by the CERN health and accident insurance scheme, and are offered a travel allowance on a lump sum basis.

Selection Criteria: Not Known

Notification: The results of the selection procedure will be made available to the students by the end of April 2015.

How to Apply: Applications must be submitted online with the following documents attached to it: the applicant’s CV, recommendation letter(s) by university supervisor(s), a motivation letter with an indication of the preferred area of work, and the university declaration for the current year.

Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is 28 February 2015.

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