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The ITER Organization welcomes students from the People's Republic of China, the European Union, India, Japan, the Republic of Korea, the Russian Federation and the USA, and each intern at ITER is required to maintain a strong commitment to the implementation and perpetuation of the ITER Safety Program, ITER values and Code of Conduct.

ITER Organization is an Equal Opportunity/Inclusive Organization committed to diversity in the workplace, with "Diversity and Inclusiveness" being one of the ITER Values.

As the ITER Organization attracts and retains people coming from a vast array of different backgrounds and cultures, bias and exclusion cannot be tolerated. At ITER, we believe that it is our diverse perspectives and backgrounds that give unique strength and value to the ITER mission, regardless of race, Member nation, gender, religion, status, sexual orientation, or disability—all are welcome and respected at ITER.

We invite students who are enrolled in fully accredited degree programs supporting internships (i.e., Bachelors, Master's or PhDs) to apply. Join us!

The list of 2023 internship opportunities is available until 15 February 2023 (until 1 January 2023 for internship topics identified as Q1, first quarter of the year). Please see this page.



Internships are offered for up to six months and are extendable for up to one year (depending on the category of the internship).

Generally, in November/December, the Internship campaign is launched for the following year.

We are pleased to offer a broad range of internship topics related to Scientific, Engineering, and Support functions for undergraduate, postgraduate, and Ph.D. students, whose applications must be submitted through the online e-recruiting system.

To find out more about our internship program, please refer to our Welcome Booklet for Interns.

Please also note that interns are not considered staff members and neither the ITER Staff Regulations nor the privileges and immunities granted to ITER Organization staff are applicable to interns. The ITER Organization salary, pension scheme and social insurance coverage do also not apply.

Please note that an applicant can apply to a maximum of five internship topics.

The deadline is 10 minutes before midnight, Central European Time (GMT+1, or GMT+2 from the last Sunday in March until the last Sunday in October).

Please also note that only applications submitted directly through this website will be taken into consideration. If you have any questions related to our internship program, please contact: internships@iter.org.

  1. Students must be enrolled in an undergraduate, graduate or PhD program supported by an educational entity located in a country of the ITER Members. 
  2. Nationality: Students must be from one of the national countries participating in the ITER Project (the People's Republic of China, the European Union, India, Japan, the Republic of Korea, the Russian Federation and the USA) and hold a valid passport of a Member State.
  3. Have excellent academic performance
  4. Be proficient in the English language.
  5. Team player: You should be able to work well in a team and adapt to an international working environment.
  6. Application status:  Please note that internships at ITER are very competitive and only a limited number of applicants will be selected every year. Consolation letters will be sent to none-selected candidates. Candidates can check their individual submission status through the SuccessFactors job portal.
How to prepare your application: Before starting your application, we invite you to prepare your CV and Cover Letter (indicating your preferred internship dates) in English. A valid identification document (ID card or Passport) will also be requested.

Step 1: Select the topic(s) of your interest. In order to apply, the system will ask you to create your online profile.

Step 2: Apply to the topics by completing the questionnaire. Please ensure to input the proper information. Please note that the system logs off automatically after 40 minutes. Do not forget to save your changes!

Step 3: Save your supporting documents (CV, Cover Letter, ID card or Passport) and your application once finalized.

Once you have completed your application, you can see and track the progress of the internship topic(s) for which you have applied in the "Job Management" section.  You will also receive an automatic email confirming that you applied for an internship at ITER Organization. To avoid our email being spammed, which may sometimes happen, please add "no-reply@iter.orge-mail address to your safe sender address list. 

Join us for an enriching learning experience and contribute to an international project like no other!

The list of 2023 internship opportunities is available until 15 February 2023 (until 1 January 2023 for internship topics identified as Q1, first quarter of the year). Please see this page.



 

Internships - FAQs
To apply for an internship at the ITER Organization, candidates must be from one of the ITER Members (People's Republic of China, the European Union, India, Japan, the Republic of Korea, the Russian Federation and the United States). When applying through our e-recruitment tool, candidates must select the ITER Member corresponding to their nationality.
An agreement regarding the further cooperation between the UK and the EU has not been reached yet. Switzerland is no longer part of the ITER Project. Therefore, at this time we are not accepting applicants from the UK or Switzerland for our 2023 ITER Internship Program.
Spontaneous applications are not accepted or considered for our recruitment process. Please note that only internship applications submitted directly through our website are taken into consideration.
We do accept students for job shadowing internships (usually one week). Please kindly note that an applicant for this type of internship should fulfil these criteria: 1) You are an English-speaking student enrolled at a Secondary School, High School or section where internships maybe mandatory (e.g. "3ème" and "2nde" students in France), or an English-speaking student from a Secondary or High School in the country of one of the ITER Members. 2) You have already identified a possible supervisor (ITER Organization staff member) at our organization.
Applicants should be enrolled at a university (or an equivalent institution) during the internship duration. No internship opportunities are offered to recently graduated applicants.
At ITER, we have four different internship categories:

- Category A: Students enrolled in the last year of a postgraduate program at University (e.g., the last year of a Master's or the last year of an Engineering School). The internship should end the same academic year as graduation (either the second year of a Master's degree or the fifth year of Engineering School).

- Category B: Students enrolled at University with at least one year of studies completed post-high school.

- Category C: "Job shadowing" internships.
- Assimilated category C (unpaid/simplified A or B): Students enrolled as Category A or Category B for a short duration (less than 2 months).

- Category S: Students pursuing a Ph.D. at a University or participating in a scientific or technical program that has a specific agreement with the ITER Organization. These specific internships are considered on an individual basis.

Please refer to our Welcome Booklet for Interns, which describes in more detail the different categories of potential internships at ITER.

Starting dates depend on the student's availability and on specific needs of the ITER supervisor. Usually, the starting date is discussed during the interview. It is highly recommended for an applicant to specify their availability in the cover letter.
Please be informed that 6 months is the maximum initial duration of an internship at the ITER Organization. However, duration is usually discussed with selected candidates during internship interviews. It can be less than 6 months as specified in individual internship topics. Applicants should specify their availabilities in a cover letter.
The Internship Agreement is provided by the ITER Organization and shall be signed by the intern, the Human Resources Department Head, and the Director of the University, School or institution running the educational program (or its representative) prior to the starting date of the internship. In principle, the ITER Organization will not sign any Agreement from the University, School or Institution running the educational program.
Being an intern at ITER Organization does not lead directly to Staff employment. In order to obtain a Staff position at the ITER Organization, a candidate needs to apply to Staff positions advertised on the ITER website and take part in a recruitment process.