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The ITER Organization welcomes students to take part in an unique human endeavour that aims to demonstrate the scientific and technical feasibility of fusion power. The Internship Program provides a framework by which undergraduate and postgraduate students gain practical experience in their field of study, whilst collaborating in an international, scientific and multicultural environment.

Only the students who are enrolled in fully accredited degree programs supporting internships (i.e., Bachelors, Master's or PhDs) can apply.

A new set of internship opportunities for 2023 will be posted in late 2022. Watch this space for scientific, technical and support function opportunities. 



Please note that an applicant can apply to a maximum of 5 internship topics.

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.

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

The ITER Organization also provides "Job shadowing" internships for secondary or high school students. Interns observe working conditions and may assist their IO staff supervisor in various tasks. We only accept applications from students enrolled in international secondary school, or international high school/section where internships are mandatory (e.g. "3ème" and "2nde" students in France) or English speaking students belonging to a school outside of France where internships are mandatory as well.

Internship opportunities are limited to nationals from countries participating in the ITER Project (China, the European Union, India, Japan, the Republic of Korea, the Russian Federation and the United States).

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.

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