The European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) invites Lithuanian students to work, do internships and practice in the world's largest particle physics laboratory. This is a unique opportunity for students and specialists in various fields to get acquainted with the work of a state-of-the-art research laboratory and gain professional experience in an international team.

"Lithuania's membership allows CERN students to apply for internships paid for by this organization in its laboratory near Geneva. CERN student and doctoral programs encourage not only physicists, but also future specialists in various fields in the organization - both technical and administrative and social specialties, - says a researcher at the Institute of Theoretical Physics and Astronomy of Vilnius University (VU), Lithuanian representative in the CERN Council dr. Andrius Juodagalvis. "Applications are usually submitted by Lithuanian information technology students, but internships can also be performed by future designers of engineering structures, specialists in power supply lines and robotics, not to mention physicists."

CERN offers summer, doctoral, internship, collaborative and technical student programs to students from Member States. These programs allow you to spend between 2 and 36 months at a world-renowned research organization. More information about the possibilities is published on the website of Vilnius University Center for Nuclear and Elementary Particle Physics.

CERN currently employs around 2,500 permanent staff from 21 Member States and more than 12,000 visiting researchers representing 608 universities and research institutes from 113 countries around the world. Most employees are not physicists.

At the European Center for Nuclear Research, scientists are trying to understand and explain to the public what matter is, how its particles interact with each other, how and why the Universe works. CERN not only conducts research, but also employs current and future scientists, engineers, IT specialists and trainees. Various programs are constantly being carried out here with the aim of promoting the field of physics, especially particle physics, in the world and strengthening the quality of European education. Fundamental research aims to detect what is unpredictable, while improving the practicalities of developing the necessary technologies.

The text was prepared by Liudmila Januškevičienė and dr. Andrius Juodagalvis.

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