ETH Zurich, IPA

Position ID:ETH Zurich-IPA-SS [#27400]
Position Title: Summer student
Position Type:Student programs
Position Location:Zurich, Zurich 8093, Switzerland [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Physics / HEP-Experiment (hep-ex)
Appl Deadline:2024/05/01 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2024/03/26)
Position Description:   URMs  

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The Swiss Summer Student Program in Particle Physics is organized by the particle physics groups of ETH Zürich, University of Zürich, EPFL and the University of Geneva. Students will spend nine weeks at ETH Zürich, University of Zürich or EPFL. The program is aimed at EU/Schengen Undergraduate and Master Degree students (PhD students cannot apply) in Physics, Applied Physics, Medical Physics, Engineering, Computing Science and Materials Science, on a highly competitive basis. 

The program will allow students to work on detector development or perform data analysis in particle physics. We cover different topics, from research on exotic atoms - where particle physics, atomic physics and quantum optics meet - to research on high-energy physics, contributing to the upgrade of different detectors and/or analysing data with the use of machine learning techniques. 

Students will spend nine weeks at ETH Zürich, University of Zürich or EPFL. Each student will be guided by a supervisor, responsabile for their training program. A final report about the project will be required during the duration of the program. In some cases, the summer internship can be extended to a few months contract in preparation of a Master Degree Thesis. Participants will be selected on the basis of academic achievement, average score in exams, graduation score if applicable, and suitability for the program, as indicated in a personal statement. 

Applications should be made at and should include: 
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Application formDownload the Application form
  4. Previous Research Project (if available)
Candidates should also arrange for two reference letters from professors or scientists at national and international laboratories. Letters must be submitted online by the reference writers by the deadline. 

The deadline is May 1, 2024. The review will start soon after. 

Candidates will be informed if they are selected by the end of May. For more information about details of the program, see: You can also contact the program at or the summer program coordinator at

The program reaffirms its policy of equal opportunity of race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, or status as a veteran. 

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
email address
ETH Zürich
Inst. f. Teilchen-​ und Astrophysik
Otto-​Stern-Weg 5
HPK E 32
8093 Zurich