EIT Paid Traineeships 2024 | Paid Internships in Hungary and Belgium (Fully Funded)

An excellent opportunity for recent graduates and young professionals who willing to join high quality traineeship at the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) for 6 months starting at the beginning of 2024.

EIT Traineeships 2024 in Budapest and Brussels with monthly grant  (Fully Funded)

About EIT

The European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) is an independent EU body set up in 2008 to boost innovation across Europe that has established Europe's largest innovation ecosystem. EIT's mission is to contribute to sustainable economic growth and competitiveness by reinforcing the European Union and its Member States’s ability to innovate by tackling pressing global challenges. More information about the EIT and its activities can be found on: https://eit.europa.eu.

About EIT Traineeship

The EIT is now launching a call for application for its traineeship programme for a period of six months for an intake at the beginning of 2024. The trainee will support the daily operations of the Directorate & Administration as well as the Innovation, Education & Communication and the Knowledge and Innovation Communities Departments. The place of employment will be Budapest, Hungary, where the EIT Headquarters are located. For the case of the Communication & Engagement Unit, there is a possibility for one of the trainees to be assigned to work from the EIT Liaison Office in Brussels, Belgium.

What does EIT traineeship offer?

- EU knowledge – insights into policies and processes of an EU body;

- Hands-on experience – an opportunity to play a part in the EIT's day-to-day operations and contribute to its exciting mission as a key player in the European innovation landscape;

- Opportunity to put knowledge and skills into practice, but also develop them further.

What do we expect from you?

- Interest in European current affairs;

- Interest in learning about the EIT and innovation in Europe;

- Contribution to our everyday work with fresh insights;

- A proactive and creative attitude.

The Job profile

1. Director's Office, Legal Section & Administration Unit:

The EIT is looking for a trainee ideally with knowledge in the area of EU policies related to the activities of the EIT. The trainee will also have the opportunity to develop projects during the traineeship together with his/her trainee peers.

2. Innovation & Education, Communication & Engagement:

The EIT is looking for a trainee to provide support within its unit dedicated to innovation and education and within its unit dedicated to external communications and public affairs. In the Innovation Ecosystem Unit the trainee will support the key pillars of the Knowledge and Innovation Communities (KICs) including Cross-KIC activities and EIT coordinated initiatives, such as the Innovation and Business Creation portfolio, Women Entrepreneurship and Leadership Activities, the EIT Regional Innovation Scheme (EIT RIS), the EIT Global Outreach, the EIT Label assessments, the EIT Label Action Plan, the EIT HEI Initiative or the Deep Tech Talent Initiative, the EIT Alumni and will coordinate cross-KIC initiatives and synergies with other EU and other initiatives.

3. Knowledge and Innovation Communities

The trainee will support the department in managing the portfolio of Knowledge and Innovation Communities (KICs) in order to increase the impact of KICs on the innovation landscape of the European Union. The work of the department includes the strategic supervision and monitoring of the KICs as well as the operational management of the KIC grants and programmes.

Eligibility Criteria | Requirements to apply for EIT

- Candidates must be a citizens of one of these countries (Albania, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Georgia, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, North Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine)

- Candidates must have completed, by the closing date for applications, the first cycle of university education and obtained a full degree or its equivalent.

- Candidates must provide copies of diplomas (or of relevant official certificates), of all university or post university studies declared in their application. For declared ongoing studies an official declaration from the relevant university must be provided. 

- Candidates must have very good knowledge of English corresponding to at least level B2. Candidates will be required to provide the appropriate justification (i.e. diplomas, certificates, proof of having studied in the language in question, etc.) regarding the knowledge of languages declared on the application form, other than the mother tongue.

Applicants are required to have a general behaviour compatible with the security requirements of the EIT6 and to be physically fit to perform the tasks.

Candidates must not have benefited already or benefit from any kind of traineeship/employment within a European Institution or body; had or have any paid or unpaid traineeship, or have had employment or other contractual relationship with the existing Knowledge and Innovation Communities.

Financial conditions  and Benefits

- Trainees will be awarded a monthly grant. The net amount of the traineeship grant based on current salary adjustments is 1,236.74 EUR for Budapest and 1,635.91 EUR for Brussels.

- The traineeship programme is for a period of six months. The traineeship may be extended once for a further period of 6 months, under exceptional and duly justified circumstances.

- Sickness and accident insurances are compulsory and the EIT does not provide such coverage. Trainees must take out these insurances and proof of the coverage must be presented to EIT HR prior to the start of the traineeship period.

- Recruited trainees will receive a fixed travel grant to contribute to their travel expenses between the place of recruitment and place of employment:

• 300 euros, where the place of recruitment is in an EU member State;
• 400 euros, where the place of recruitment is outside of the EU.

Upon presentation of the proper justification, disabled trainees may receive a supplement to their grant equal to a maximum of 50% of the amount of the grant.

Application deadline:

16 January 2024 at 13:00 (Budapest time)

How to apply

To apply, you must register in the EU CV Online system via the link provided on the EIT website, and follow all instructions concerning the various stages of the procedure.

Note: On completion of your online registration, you will receive on screen a registration number, which you must note. Once you receive this number, the registration process is finished. This will be your reference number in all matters concerning your application. Please note that if you do not receive a number, your application has not been registered.

More Details

for more details, check the info-letter about the EIT traineeship or visit the EIT website from HERE 

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