Jun 2 – 15, 2024
Europe/Zurich timezone


We thank the 368 applicants for their interest and we congratulate them for the quality of their applications.

The selection results have been sent via individual emails to all candidates. The email was sent to the email address that you have given on the application form.

If you have not received any email (also check your spam folders), please notify us at edu@fizica.unibuc.ro.



  • Are you passionate about science, technology and innovation?
  • Can you easily communicate in English?
  • Will you be 16 years old by 2nd of June 2024?
  • Will you be a high-school student in June 2024?
  • Do you want to learn more about elementary particle physics and about high energy experiments on location, at CERN?


If you answered yes to all these questions, you have a chance to attend the second edition of the programme dedicated to Romanian pupils: Romanian High-School Students Internship Programme 2024 (HSSIP – RO), taking place at CERN (Geneva, Switzerland) on 2-15 June 2024. 


This programme is a unique opportunity for high-school students from Romania, as a CERN Member State to be introduced to CERN, its technologies and physics, as well as to learn through workshops and by shadowing, observing, and interacting with a member of personnel.

The Romanian Students Internship Programme will take place at CERN (Geneva, Switzerland). The programme brings together students, along with some of the best teachers and researchers in particle physics, to create an intensive two-week-long learning experience in an open and interactive environment. Students will also engage in group projects and will have the opportunity to present their experiences within the two weeks.



Eligibility Criteria:

  • The candidate should be a high-school student in Romania.
  • The candidate should be 16 years old by 2nd of June 2024.
  • The candidate must have a good knowledge of English.
  • The candidate should have not participated in a similar CERN programme before.


How to Apply:

- The applicants have to apply online.

- The candidates should provide standard personal information, e.g., name, address, date of birth, etc.

- The applicants should have all the required documents before applying: letter of motivation, one mandatory reference letter from your teacher (one can upload maximum two letters), a short video (check the requirements in the registration form).

- Candidates should complete all the required fields for each section.

- Complete your application form carefully and submit it because it cannot be edited after submission.


The application deadline for the Romanian Students Internship Programme 2024 is 9th of March 2024. Preliminary results will be announced by e-mail latest in


Additional Information:

No participation fee applies, the programme is free of charge. The lodging (at CERN Hostel) and meals cost for all 15 selected pupils (extend it up to 22 pupils depending on the costs) is fully covered  as part of the national project ,,Discover the Universe with Romania @CERN (DUROCERN)”. Transportation costs between Bucharest and Geneva are also covered.


Further details on the curriculum, travel, social events, etc., will be added to this page when available. 


For questions, please email edu@fizica.unibuc.ro


We are looking forward to your application!


Students Internship Programme Managers:
Sascha Schmeling and Sarah Zoechling for CERN
Roxana Zus for Romania

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