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Internship at CERN

DIT student completes internship at leading research institution

1.3.2022 | DIT Public Relations

Hannah Luther has been studying Business Psychology at the Deggendorf Institute of Technology (DIT) since 2019. In search of a special place for her internship semester, she found what she was looking for in Switzerland. Now the student from Deggendorf is working for a year at CERN, a world-renowned research facility near Geneva.

Since November 2021, the future business psychologist has been completing her internship semester at the European Organisation for Nuclear Research, or CERN for short. The focus there is on basic research in physics. In particular, the structure of matter is researched with the help of large particle accelerators. Luther herself works in the human resources department, where she supports recruiting. "The best thing," says the 22-year-old, "is the opportunity to meet all these interesting people. Top researchers come here to Geneva from all over the world."

Luther became aware of the possibility of an internship at CERN through DIT professor Dr Patrick Glauner. The former CERN employee confirms the student's positive impressions: "My time in Geneva allowed me to develop excellently, both professionally and personally." In his subsequent career, Glauner has benefited significantly from this time. After taking up his professorship two years ago, he therefore set himself the goal of "establishing a cooperation between the Deggendorf Institute of Technology and CERN". The AI scientist is pleased that these efforts are now bearing fruit with a first intern. DIT President Prof. Dr. Peter Sperber is also proud: "The fact that CERN is interested in our students is impressive proof of the high quality of studies at DIT." The physicist reports on the university's plans for the future: "In the future, we also want to maintain contact with CERN through interns from the technical subjects.

Bild (Hannah Luther): DIT student Hannah Luther in front of CERN's ATLAS particle detector.