Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Traineeship FCH JU - Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking

The Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH 2 JU) operates a traineeship programme. The programme gives trainees an understanding of the FCH 2 JU and its role within the activities of the European Union, enables them to acquire practical knowledge of the FCH 2 JU and its regulatory framework and to obtain professional experience in the course of their work.
The trainee will have an opportunity to:
Work in a multicultural and multilingual environment, contributing to the development of mutual understanding, trust and tolerance;
Put into practice knowledge acquired during their studies, particularly in their specific areas of competence;
Experience the professional life and its constraints, duties and opportunities;
Acquire practical experience and knowledge of the day-to-day work of an EU organisation in an international environment.
Successful candidates will have an academic background in economics, political science, engineering, technical studies such as environmental or energy studies or similar. Knowledge of the fuel cells and hydrogen technologies will be considered as an advantage.
They will also have some professional or training experience in project management, administration, EU affairs (e.g. communication, IT, legal affairs, internal audit, finance, office management), acquired either in a public administration/academic institution or in the private sector.
Trainees are selected from nationals of the Member States of the European Economic Area (the 28 Member States of the European Union, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway).
Minimum Requirements:
Possession of a university degree or equivalent at the time of applying;
An excellent command of oral and written English and one or more other official Union languages (French and/or German advantageous);
Very good interpersonal, communication and team skills.
The FCH 2 JU pays a monthly grant of EUR 1,122.40 net and may pay a travel allowance to compensate the expenses incurred at the beginning and at the end of the traineeship from the place of residence, which is normally the address provided for correspondence. It is recommended to read carefully the detailed rules applicable.
How to apply:
The placements are for a period of 3 to 6 months.
Interested candidates should send a motivation letter in English together with their CV in EU format and a copy of their university degree by e-mail to applications@fch.europa.eu at the latest by 18 November 2016.
Indicative timing:
The present call is to select trainees for intake in the first half of 2017.

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