Monday, 18 December 2017

ECB's traineeship programme

The ECB's traineeship programme offers you the opportunity to put into practice the knowledge you acquired during your studies and get a better understanding of what working for Europe entails.
As a trainee you will gain an insight into the ECB’s activities and contribute to the ECB’s mission. The tasks performed by you as a trainee are supervised and vary according to the unit you join. Some examples include research, drawing up draft reports, compiling statistical data, performing operational tasks and participating in ad hoc studies.
Who can apply
Students, including PhD students, or recent graduates can apply for a traineeship.
Candidates should:
be at least 18 years old;
be a national of a Member State of the EU or of an acceding country;
have completed at least a first cycle qualification (bachelor’s degree);
be fluent in English and in another official language of the EU.
Following their most recent qualification candidates should:
have a maximum of 12 months’ professional experience;
have been a trainee for no more than six months;
not have been an ECB trainee or have worked for the ECB previously.
Application process
If you would like to apply for a traineeship at the ECB then you should submit your application via our online recruitment system. Please upload any supporting documentation, i.e. letter(s) of recommendation from employers or professors, directly in the electronic application form.
Before you apply, make sure you also read the general “How to apply” page.
The selection process starts on the closing date of the vacancy notice and usually takes around three months, unless there is a very large number of applications (e.g. for specific traineeship programmes).
Please note: If you have been shortlisted you will receive a phone call from us to schedule a phone or Skype interview. Please make sure that we are able to reach you.
Interviews for traineeships take place via telephone or Skype.
When the selection is completed, you will be informed by e-mail of the outcome. You will either:
receive a traineeship offer;
be notified that you are on a reserve list as you have been assessed as a suitable candidate;
be informed that your application has not been successful.
If you did not get an offer or are on a reserve list you may still apply for other traineeship vacancies.

More information:

Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Internship Opportunities

As of March 2018 (6 months period)
IDF - International Diabetes Federation
Brussels, Belgium
Overview and Mission
The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) is an alliance of over 230 national diabetes associations with two million members in more than 170 countries and territories. It is committed to raising the global awareness of diabetes, building the evidence of the impact of diabetes, and providing tools for people with diabetes and health professionals.
The IDF Intern Program gives undergraduate students the opportunity to obtain training and exposure to IDF’s work in the field of diabetes and non-communicable diseases. All intern posts are based at the Federation’s Headquarters in Brussels, Belgium.
IDF is looking for 3 interns for the Policy & Programs, Communications and Advocacy departments. You will find more information on our website:
Applicants must:
Be graduate or undergraduate students who require an internship for their course or a first internship experience;
Have EU nationality and/or right to work in Belgium without a work permit;
Have excellent verbal and written skills in English (other languages are an asset);
Have fast word-processing skills and good command of Microsoft Office;
Be proactive, flexible and a good communicator;
Have excellent organizational and team working skills.
How to apply
Interested applicants are requested to send a curriculum vitae and motivational letter by email to, indicating as reference for which position they apply.


Deadline: 30 January 2018
Open to: foreign students
Scholarships: master: around EUR 255/month; PhD: around EUR 383 /month
The Tempus Public Foundation is calling applications for foreigners to apply for Hungarian State Scholarships to conduct research in the academic year 2018/2019.
The Tempus Public Foundation offers scholarships for foreign higher education graduates, lecturers and researchers who would like to gain further knowledge in Hungarian higher education institutions, research or art institute.
Tempus Public Foundation (TPF) is a non-profit organization established in 1996 by the Hungarian Government, with the task of managing international cooperation programmes and special projects in the field of education, training, and EU-related issues.
Scholarships are available to foreign students. Thus, applications may be submitted in the following two ways:
1) As a nominee of the sending country’s national scholarship organisation, based on the bilateral agreement of the two countries (independently from the applicant’s nationality): Argentina, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Republic of China, Croatia, Czech Republic, France, India, Latvia, Lebanon, Mexico, Mongolia, Morocco, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Ukraine, Vietnam;
2) Independently from the sending country’s national scholarship organisation, the citizens of the following countries may apply: Albania, Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Croatia, , Cyprus Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korean Republic, Kuwait, Lebanon, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mexico, Mongolia, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, , Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, UK, USA, Vietnam;
Entrance Requirements:
For short-term research (3-29 days) applicants holding at least a master’s degree may apply;
For long-term research (1-10 months) applicants holding at least a master’s degree may apply. (Doctoral students may not apply; they may apply for Partial studies.)
Cases of Non-Eligibility
Foreign citizens with an immigration/ settlement permit or in the course of applying for such a permit in Hungary, or dual citizens;
Foreign citizens with permanent residence in Hungary;
Foreign citizens employed on a permanent basis as defined by the Hungarian Labour Law;
Students in employment applying for part-time or correspondence study programmes.
Age Limit for Applicants
For all types of state scholarships, applicants must be over 18 at the time of submitting the application. There is no age limit.
Scholarships are paid by Tempus Public Foundation to the scholarship holders
Postgraduate applicants: stipend: EUR 255 /month, accommodation allowance: around EUR 223/month
Postdoctoral applicants: stipend: EUR 383 /month, accommodation allowance: EUR 255/month
How to Apply?
Applicants should submit their applications in the online application system of Tempus Public Foundation. It can be reached and filled in Hungarian and in English. The language of the documents (e.g., highest degree, language exam, certificate of student status) to be uploaded in the online system can be Hungarian, English, French or German. If they are not written in either of these four languages, their official Hungarian or English translations must also be attached. Documents with the stamp and signature of the issuing institution on letterhead can be considered as official, there is no need to have it translated by a translator office.
Application form of Tempus Public Foundation (downloadable from the online system). After signing and dating the document, it shall be uploaded scanned;
No more than a 3-month-old medical certificate issued by a GP of satisfactory health condition for studies (no contagious disease) (original copy and its certified Hungarian or English translation). No template available;
Copy of the picture page of ID card or passport;
Precise and detailed work plan – minimum 1- maximum 5-pages long (according to the work plan template);
Complete professional CV in Hungarian or English – attached as a file;
Copy of highest degree/diploma (original copy and its certified Hungarian or English translation);
Proof of proficiency in the language that is required for the research programme (at least a B2-level language exam certificate, or a certificate (in Hungarian or English) issued by the sending workplace/institution, Lectorate, or an official certificate by the Hungarian host institution on the basis of previous cooperation). In case the working language is not Hungarian, the host institution should declare it in writing (in the Invitation Letter);
Publication list;
Letter of Invitation issued by the representative of a Hungarian higher education institution, research or art institute. The document must be with original signature, date, and stamp and/or on institutional letterhead;
Two Letters of Recommendation from two recognized experts in the relevant discipline with original signature, date, stamp and/or on institutional letterhead. The signers of the Letters of Recommendations cannot be the same as of the Letter of Invitation.
For more information please visit the official call.


Deadline: 10 January 2018
Open to: students of all nationalities
Scholarships: full tuition fee
Full tuition scholarships at the University of Jyvaskyla are now available to pursue master’s degree programmes in Finland. Scholarships are available to students of all nationalities.
Students must have Bachelor’s degree (academic first cycle degree), relevant to the field of education, and completed with good grades.
The University of Jyvaskyla is a University of Jyvaskyla, Finland. It has its origins in the first Finnish-speaking Teacher Training College, founded in 1863. Around 15,000 students are currently enrolled in the degree programs of the university. It is ranked as the fourth largest university in Finland when measured according to the number of master’s degrees conferred.
Entrance Requirements
Bachelor’s degree (academic first cycle degree), relevant to the field of education, and completed with good grades. Admission of an applicant graduating after the application deadline is conditional till s/he submits the degree certificate, the deadline being July 17th, 2018.
Bachelor’s degree or a polytechnic degree.
The degree has to be completed by 17 July 2018. Please check also programme specific application requirements.
The scholarship covers the full tuition fee and it is awarded for two academic years. However, receiving the scholarship for the second academic year depends on your study progress and success during the first academic year:
In order to receive the scholarship for the second year, you must complete at least 55 ECTS credits of degree studies during the first year;
If you complete your degree in less than two years, the right to the scholarship expires upon the completion of your degree. Even if your studies are delayed, the scholarship is not granted for longer than two academic years;
Cost-of-living grants are available at the University of Jyväskylä only in the IMDP in Nuclear and Particle Physics.
How to Apply?
 The application form itself is to be submitted online. All supporting documents must be submitted either in Finnish, Swedish or English. If any of your supporting documents are not in one of these languages, then an officially certified translation must be sent, along with a certified copy of the original document. In addition, you should send the required enclosures by mail to University Admissions Finland.
Officially certified transcript of records;
Officially certified copies of degree certificates;
Copy of a residence permit;
Copy of a valid passport;
Certificate of English language proficiency;
Curriculum Vitae (CV);
Motivation letter.
For more information please visit the official website.

Thursday, 16 November 2017

Traineeship in Direct Supervision

ECB - European Central Bank
Frankfurt, Germany
Reference: 2017-280-TRS
Type of contract: Traineeship of between 3 and 12 months in total
Who can apply: EU nationals who are eligible according to our traineeship programme
Salary: The trainee grant is €1,050 per month plus an accommodation allowance
Working time: Full-time
Closing date for applications: Monday, 4 December 2017
Your team
As a successful applicant, you will be assigned to one of the Joint Supervisory Teams (JSTs) in Directorates General Microprudential Supervision I and II (DG/MS I and II), which are responsible for the ongoing supervision of significant banks within the scope of the Single Supervisory Mechanism (SSM). The SSM is the system of banking supervision in Europe. It comprises the ECB and the national supervisory authorities of the participating countries.
A JST is a well-rounded team of experts in banking supervision who are in charge of the Supervisory Examination Programme for a specific significant bank falling under the direct supervision of the ECB. Each JST has between two and 15 members from the ECB and additional members from the national supervisory authorities. You may also be assigned to horizontal projects on banking supervision.
Your role
As a trainee, you will contribute to the tasks of a JST or of a horizontal team by:
analysing financial accounts and monitoring market perceptions of supervised entities;
analysing the legal and regulatory framework for financial institutions in various jurisdictions;
assisting with data collection and analysis, generating tables, charts and reports;
working independently, under the guidance of a mentor, on projects relating to the implementation of supervisory practices and standards.
These traineeships offer a unique opportunity for individuals with a keen interest in a career in banking supervision, finance, accounting or a related area. You will be exposed to a challenging professional environment and work with high caliber experts who will help you to grow your skills in an international and multicultural setting. Through workshops and conferences, you will also have the chance to learn about the latest developments in economics, finance and banking.
Qualifications, experience and skills
a bachelor’s degree in finance, economics, statistics, business administration, financial/banking law, accounting or other relevant discipline;
a keen interest in banking-related risk analysis, in the implementation of financial regulation and in the implementation of supervisory standards and practices;
an advanced command of English and an intermediate knowledge of at least one other official language of the EU.
a master’s degree in the fields mentioned above;
knowledge of banking analysis, banking regulation, corporate finance, risk management or accounting;
knowledge of data analysis functionalities and statistical packages;
additional European languages.
You engage collaboratively with others. You pursue team goals and learn willingly from other people’s diverse perspectives. You signal any need for change by explaining it and proposing alternative solutions. You analyse complex information effectively and can evaluate different views to arrive at solutions. You know and anticipate stakeholder needs.
Working modalities
Working for European banking supervision involves spending short periods of time abroad for on-site visits or training.
Further information
The traineeships are for six months, with the possibility of an extension (to a maximum of 12 months in total) in the same business area or within the SSM, subject to business needs and satisfactory performance.
Application and selection process


Key Areas of Responsibility:
Stakeholder engagement support including mapping, stakeholder reach out, preparation of briefing documents and logistical support;
Relevant policy monitoring and analysis to strengthen AZ advocacy strategies;
Attend external events and feedback to GA network;
Help establish and maintain contacts with key MEP offices in relevant committees as well as with other relevant stakeholders (e.g. from other EU institutions, trade associations, patient advocacy groups);
Active contribution to the day-to-day operations, working closely with EU GA Director in a supporting role.
Profile of the Candidate:
Excellent command of English, both written and spoken.
University degree in politics, economics, law or business.
Required Competences:
Knowledge of EU healthcare policies;
Excellent organisations skills;
Excellent oral and written communication skills;
Excellent networking and social skills;
Excellent IT skills (Word, Power Point, Excel);
Good analytical, conceptual and strategic thinking skills;
Experience with working with EU institutions/industry and/or public authorities;
Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
Send email with CV and cover letter to

Internship – Spanish Speaking Legal Consultant for EHS Law

Enhesa is the market leader in global environmental, health and safety (EHS) compliance assurance. As a dynamic and rapidly growing environmental, health and safety consultancy serving corporate clients worldwide, we are constantly seeking to recruit talented and dedicated EHS professionals.
Our mission is to assist our clients in identifying the regulatory requirements they have to comply with, to assist them with ensuring ongoing compliance in practice and to advise them on how to develop their corporate environmental, health and safety strategies. Enhesa’s core clients include Fortune 500 multinational companies.
Enhesa is seeking an environmental, health and safety professional to join our European team. The consultant will be required to research environment, health and safety legal requirements in Spanish speaking countries.
The successful candidate will be responsible for:
Researching EHS law, regulations and policy in Spanish speaking countries;
Monitoring existing and draft EHS law to alert industry on future requirements; and
Preparing written reports allowing industry to measure regulatory compliance;
Depending on language skills and experience, the successful candidate might be required to research EHS requirements in other countries.
Your skills and qualification:
Law degree;
Strong analytical research and writing skills with a demonstrated ability to research and analyse law and policy;
Fluency in English & Spanish;
Interest in and understanding of EHS law and industrial processes.
This 6 months paid-internship will take place in Brussels.
Please address your cover letter and CV to Ms. Khadija El Khadri and submit your application with the reference number SPA internship to