EIT Food

RIS Fellowships Action Line

 Develop your talent with top agri-food players during a paid internship in the EU!

About the project

40 MSc students and graduates with different educational backgrounds as well as Ph.D. students and post-docs from EIT RIS countries will discover job opportunities in the food industry, by getting unique, professional, paid, 3-6 months internships within the framework of EIT Food RIS Fellowships Action Line.

The Action Line is divided into 2 complementary programs – RIS Fellowships dedicated to Master of Science students and graduates and RIS Talents dedicated to Ph.D. students and post-docs which both aim to promote brain circulation, contributing to enhance the innovativeness of personnel and development of scientific impact by supporting the creation and diffusion of high-quality new knowledge, skills, competences and solutions to food system challenges.

News

GOOD NEWS!
Application deadline has been extended to April 19th!

Due to the extraordinary amounts of interested student’s profiles, we decided to extend the application deadline! If you did not apply, do not hesitate any longer, fill out the form, upload a 1-minute self-video, and get to know you! For those who are still working on the application profile, we would like to remind you to submit docs by April 19th kindly! 

If you do not find answers to burning questions in the FAQ section, feel free to contact us 🙂

We keep our fingers crossed for your successful application! Good luck!

EIT Food RIS Fellowships team

YOU + INTERNSHIP = IT’S A MATCH!
We launch recruitment for the EIT Food RIS Fellowships 2021

Each year students take up their chance to get a unique internship among agri-food European top players. In this 4th edition of the EIT Food RIS Fellowships Action Line, 40 internship opportunities in different departments and operation areas are waiting for you. It is time to grab the golden ticket to develop your career in one of the EIT Food institutions. Find your place among big companies like Maspex, Puratos, Grupo AN, or small start-ups like Napiferyn Biotech, Agricolus, Foodpairing or many others. Take part in our recruitment process, fight for a paid 3-6 months internship abroad and gain industry and organizational knowledge through daily business interactions and job assignments.

Remember that likewise, in 2020, we are very flexible in internship modes. We find best-fitted solutions to COVID travelling situations. It is possible to choose one of the ways: on-line, on-site or a hybrid. We will support you at all stages of the recruitment process and your internship course.

If you are MSc, grab your opportunity to apply academic knowledge in practical work contexts and develop a creative problem-solving competence. (Apply here)

If you are a PhDdo not miss the chance to develop critical thinking competence by participating in innovation projects, R&D projects led by EIT Food partner organizations or Horizon Europe projects. (Apply here)

Plenty of possibilities are available!

#It’s a match – APPLY NOW!

DEADLINE: 19th April 2021 (23.59 CET).

Candidate profile

During the recruitment process, we will look for young passionate people from higher education upon the return to their homes EIT RIS countries, will spur a wave of entrepreneurial innovations and support the development of the local agri-food ecosystem.

EIT Food RIS Fellowships Action Line is divided into two complementary programs:

RIS Fellowships is dedicated to MSc students, graduates and young entrepreneurs. Beneficiaries will have the opportunity to apply academic knowledge in practical contexts of work and develop a creative problem solving competence at KIC partner organizations to spur a weave of entrepreneurial innovations in their home countries. Candidates will be able to gain hands-on experience in the food industry, strengthening their job-related skills and competences including analytical thinking and creative problem-solving. RIS Fellowships interns will be engaged in learning-by-doing activities at their host company – these could be internal projects or day-to-day tasks of each host partner. RIS Fellowships interns will be provided with 650-1350 € scholarship/per month (depends on a mode).

      (MSc students/graduates) 

RIS Talents is dedicated to doctoral students and young post-docs. Applicants will benefit from lessons learned in R&D works and they will also be encouraged to engage in industrial collaboration or entrepreneurship during their internship. RIS Talents interns will have an opportunity to develop critical thinking competence by participating in innovation projects, R&D projects led by EIT Food partner organisations or Horizon Europe projects. RIS Talents interns will be provided with 850-1800 € scholarship/per month.

(Ph.D. students/post-docs)

We are looking for candidate come from one of the EIT RIS countries or regions 1, who:

  • Is a student or graduate of MSc (RIS Fellowships); Ph.D. student or post-doc (RIS Talents);
  • Has an interest in the agri-food sector;
  • Has a proactive attitude and be passionate about student extracurricular activities;
  • Is eager to gain new experience, willing to develop his/her competences and self-motivated;
  • Has analytical skills, is open-minded, goal-oriented and team player;
  • Is ready to work in an international environment and speaks English very well;
  • Is available min. 3 months from July until December 2021;
  • Is aware to have cross-country mobility allowances and health insurance.

[1] Detailed list of EIT RIS countries available on: https://eit.europa.eu/our-activities/eit-regional-innovation-scheme-ris

Benefits for candidates

RIS Fellowships candidates will benefit from professional recruitment process with corporate background as well as online recruitment workshop with HR advisors, which stimulate analytical skills and creative problem solving. Fellows will supplement traditional higher education curricula, offering competences development as well as developing entrepreneurial talents who will act as role models upon return to their home countries.

RIS Talents interns will strengthen the international networking of young academics with leading agri-food players, transfer of advanced knowledge to EIT RIS countries, foster industrial orientation of academic research, and attract talents from other disciplines than food science to the agri-food sector.

Additional benefits

Benefit from precise matching candidates to the internship areas.


Gain hand-on experiences by solving real cases of the organization.


Develop your competences: creative problem solving and critical thinking.


Get up to 1,350€ (Fellowships) – 1,800€ (Talents) gross grant/month.


Get mentorship of a high-profile expert in their field.


Improve your CV and gain networking.


Enrich yourself knowing another country and experience different culture.


Benefit from greater international exposure of students and researchers from EIT RIS regions.


Interns’ recruitment procedure

The recruitment process of interns will be organized through an open call, using the transparent selection criteria.

RIS Fellowships

interns will be selected in 3 stages recruitment procedure: online application, online workshop and interviewing with host companies.

 

STAGE 1
On-line application

  • complete all the sections of the online form
  • share 1-minute self-video

STAGE 2
Online workshops*

  • take part in 1-day online workshop in your chosen date
  • solve group case-study and take paper/pencil tests

* NOTE: Just for RIS Fellowships candidates

STAGE 3
Online interview with host companies
INTERNSHIPS

      (MSc students/graduates) 

RIS Talents

interns will be selected in 2 stages recruitment procedure: online application and interview with host companies.

 

STAGE 1
On-line application

  • complete all the sections of the online form
  • share 1-minute self-video

STAGE 2
Online interview with host companies
INTERNSHIPS

(Ph.D. students/post-docs)

1st STAGE: APPLY FILLING OUT ON-LINE FORM

To join the EIT Food RIS Fellowships project visit our website www.eitfoodrisfellowships.eu and fill out online application form.

Note: Complete ONLY 1 of 2 available online forms: dedicated for RIS Fellowships (MSc students) or RIS Talents (Ph.D students)

2nd STAGE: CHALLENGE YOURSELF DURING THE ONLINE WORKSHOPS (Just for RIS Fellowships candidates)

Candidates will take part in 1-day exciting online networking workshops, when they will solve group case-study and take analytical and mathematical paper-pencil tests. Students will become familiar with working in an international environment to get an overview of different areas of operation of food system companies as well as challenges of food industry. They will also get a chance to strengthen their job-related skills, including analytical thinking and creative problem solving as well as discus burning recruitment issues with HR experts. The list of available online workshops will be available mid April. As a result of series of workshops, the shortlist of the best workshop participants will announced.

3rd STAGE: SHINE DURING ON-LINE INTERVIEW WITH HOST COMPANIES

Based on the evaluation of candidates made at the first and second stage of selection process, the projects experts will match the candidates to internship areas and topics of R&D projects identified by the host companies. Candidates will be invited to the on-line interview with different host companies.

On-line interviews will be held in May (with RIS Talents candidates) as well as late May – early June (with RIS Fellowships candidates). Based on interviews, the top 40 candidates will be selected for internships in EIT Food partners.

Project team

University of Warsaw

The University of Warsaw, the largest and top-ranked university in Poland, Polish leader in implementing R&D projects, has scientific expertise in multiple fields: social and economic sciences, management sciences, mathematical and computer sciences, chemistry and biology as well as research strengthening the sustainability of the food system. www.uw.edu.pl »

 

AZTI Foundation

AZTI, a technology centre with experience stretching back over 30 years, works in applied research and technology development with 400 companies per year, including 36 European projects running at present. AZTI offers innovative solutions to the food industry to develop new or improved products solutions where prime quality, food safety and identity, respecting the environment and the consumer as its centerpiece. www.azti.es »

Maspex

The Maspex Wadowice Group is one of the biggest food producers in Central and Eastern Europe, which operates on the food market for over 25 years. The company aims to be the leader in the food industry in the Central Europe in terms of both market share values and brand power. www.maspex.com »

PepsiCo

PepsiCo is one of the world’s leading food and beverage companies with over $63 billion in net revenue in 2015 and a global portfolio of diverse and beloved brands. Our complementary food and beverage portfolio enables us to provide more choices for our valued consumers; from oats and juice and yoghurts, to snacks, dips and soft drinks. Our products are available around the world and our portfolio includes 22 brands that each generates more than $1 billion in estimated annual retail sales. www.pepsico.com »

Puratos

Puratos NV is a global leading manufacturer of ingredients for bakery, patisserie and chocolate. The vision of Puratos is built around taste and nutrition and a strong commitment to help to prepare the world for the next generation. This vision translates in products and solutions optimizing nutritional profiles of baked goods, bringing more grains and fruits in the diet, creating transparency in the supply chain, mobilizing new sources of raw material and reducing food waste. www.puratos.com »

NapiFeryn BioTech

NapiFeryn BioTech develops a proprietary innovative technology which enables recovery of food grade proteins from the residual side stream of rapeseed oil production. Our disruptive technology converts low-margin animal feed into premium quality food proteins, which – thanks to excellent nutritional value, undestroyed native structure and functional properties preserved in the process – can be used as valuable ingredients in food formulations. www.napiferyn.pl »

Agricolus

is  a  startup  that  develops  solutions  for  Smart   Farming.   The   mission   is   support   farms   in   simplifying   and   enhancing   the   work   on   field   by   using   innovative   technologies   of   data   collection   and  analysis.  The  core  of  the  company  is  a  cloud  platform  composed  of  several  applications:  forecast  models,   remote   sensing,   crop   scouting,   Decision   Support  Systems.  Agricolus  spreads  Agtech  culture  by promoting an Academy addressed to farmers and professionals. https://www.agricolus.com

Matis

Matis is an independent, governmentally owned, food and biotech R&D company headquartered in Iceland. We are active participants in many national and international R&D and innovation projects, including FP7 and Horizon2020 programmes, and have an ongoing fruitful global cooperation with many of the world largest food and ingredient companies, a large number of SMEs and entrepreneurs, as well as universities and institutes https://matisiceland.org/

 

IARFR

Institute of Animal Reproduction and Food Research, Polish Academy of Sciences (IARFR), is a leading R&I centre that brings together interdisciplinary research to design high quality food and fodder to optimize consumers and animals’ well-being. IARFR conducts basic and applied research in the areas of food in respect to processing and sensory perception, animal reproduction and aquaculture. http://pan.olsztyn.pl/

 

 

BioAzul

Bioazul is a water engineering and technology consultancy SME, very active in R&D&innovation projects. Bioazul develops eco-innovative and sustainable solutions for the treatment and sustainable reuse of water resources. Bioazul’s main aim is to integrate sustainability at an environmental, social and economic level, achieve energy efficiency and place our know-how at the service of the client to offer the most competitive solution in each context. Bioazul contributes to the achievement of the UN SDGs, focusing on guaranteeing clean water and sanitation for all and adopting measures to combat climate change. https://www.bioazul.com/

EIT Food
Project is supported by CLC North-East and CLC South
www.eitfood.eu »

 

Internships opportunities

Partners:

3F Bio Limited
Glasgow, United Kingdom

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RIS Fellowships
mode: on-site

Process Engineers, Capital Projects Management, HR & Commercial Lawyers

RIS Talents
mode: on-site

We have opportunities as Process Engineers, Capital Projects Management, HR & Commercial Lawyers

Area:

  • innovation project trials and analysis
  • olive oil extraction tests and sensory analysis
  • new emulsions development

Agri Marketplace
Alcácer do Sal, Portugal

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RIS Fellowships
mode: hybrid

Carbon market sink research and development project, helping to define the framework and create the plan of action for creating this new business area inside the company.

AGRICOLUS S.R.L.
Perugia, Italy

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RIS Fellowships
mode: on-site/hybrid

MARKETING & SALES DEPARTMENT. We work on partner network development and fidelization and to the development of a resellers network. Both the networks are growing at an international scale and require team work with accounting skills.

RIS Talents
mode: on-site/hybrid

R&D DEPARTMENT. R&D is mostly focused on developing algorithms for pests, water balance, phoenology forecasts and for other spatial data related information such as yeld predictions.

ANGULAS AGUINAGA, S.A.U.
Guipuzcoa, Spain

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RIS Fellowships
mode: on-site

SUSTAINABLE INNOVATION AA
• Calculate the status of CO2 emissions in the company, setting a real and achievable goal for 2025
• Implement a plan to improve the current sustainability model of one of the company’s main brands.
• Carry out a complete analysis of circular economy for one of the products of one of the company’s main brands.
• Map a DSG (Sustainable Development Objectives) plan within the company.

RIS Talents
mode: on-site

SUSTAINABLE INNOVATION AA
• Calculate the status of CO2 emissions in the company, setting a real and achievable goal for 2025
• Implement a plan to improve the current sustainability model of one of the company’s main brands.
• Carry out a complete analysis of circular economy for one of the products of one of the company’s main brands.
• Map a DSG (Sustainable Development Objectives) plan within the company.

Better Origin
Cambridge, United Kingdom

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RIS Fellowships
mode: on-site

• Insect Colony Upkeep
• Insect Feeding Trials
• Experiment assistance

RIS Talents
mode: on-site

• Product Development (biology/business/marketing)
• R&D

BeYou
Barcelona, Spain

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RIS Fellowships
mode: hybrid

We have various positions including:
• Product development: creating prototypes, MVP product
• Dietician/nutritionist/ fitness nutrition:
Content preparation in personalized nutrition, e.g recipes, articles, tips
• Product design: UI/UX
• Business development/ marketing

RIS Talents
mode: hybrid

● Product development
● Product design
● Product marketing
● Business development
● Nutrition content

BIOAZUL S.L.
Málaga, Spain

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RIS Fellowships
mode: on-line

The selected candidate will be involved in the international cooperation R&D project, FIT4REUSE (https://fit4reuse.org/), an innovation action funded by the PRIMA programme. Main activities are:
• to search on existing literature about water reuse in agriculture
• to extract and summarize practical information
• to prepare guidelines for adequate management of reclaimed water in agriculture (e.g. irrigation methods and technologies)
• to adapt these contents into adequate materials for practitioners training (e.g. fact-sheets, ppt presentation, etc.).
• to develop a mass balance calculation tool based on Excel to calculate fertilizer dosage using reclaimed water for irrigation

Clevabit GmbH
Greven, Germany

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RIS Fellowships

• Research of our data on animal welfare
• Research and develop of existing barn computers to connect them and evaluate the data
• AI of the data we generate on farms
• Research how the consumer thinks about Data in barns
• C-Programming, Microcontroller, go, java, kotlin, python, nodjes

RIS Talents

● Research of our data on animal welfare
● Research and develop of existing barn computers to connect them and evaluate the data
● AI of the data we generate on farms
● Research how the consumer thinks about Data in barns
● C-Programming, Microcontroller, go, java, kotlin, python, nodjes

 

CSIC – Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas
Madrid, España

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RIS Fellowships
mode: on-site/hybrid

MSc and graduate students will complete a training programme, achieving a competitive curriculum vitae that will help them in their professional future in or out the academia.

RIS Talents
mode: on-site/hybrid

As PhD or Postdoc, they will carry out a high-quality research training delivered in a highly motivated research environment, acquiring new skills and providing them a complete career development

CYPRUS UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY (CUT)
Limassol, Cyprus

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RIS Fellowships
mode: on-site

Internal: Wine, dairy, cured meat fermentations or biomass production. New product development and optimization of fermentations
• Applied microbiology and biotechnology
• Molecular biology (PCR, Real Time PCR, Sequencing, NGS, Genotyping)
• Food analysis (HPLC, GC-FID, GCMS, Texture analysis etc)
• Courses and personal mentoring will be available for personal development.
External: Biosensors development (pathogen and pesticides detection).
• Data collection from various food industries (dairy, wineries, ready to eat vegetables) with an innovative technology developed by EMBIO and CUT researchers
• Models developed in food safety and work on further development.
• Mentoring from researchers/entrepreneurs in business will be available
More details will be discussed with RIS Fellows on interviews. The team strives for equality and inclusiveness, offers an excellent working environment, and wishes all interns work on projects they show interest.

RIS Talents
mode: on-site

Interns are expected to show leadership skills and initiatives to perform independent research and development under the mentorship of experienced researchers, academic faculty and entrepreneurs.
Internal: Wine, dairy, cured meat fermentations or biomass production. New product development and optimization of fermentations
External: Biosensors development General Work/tasks/activities will be:
• project management
• host activities participation and dissemination
• participate in Horizon Europe grant writing
Indicative lab and/or field tasks/activities will be:
• Visit collaborating industries (external project – EMBIO)
• Data collection
• Data analysis
• Algorithm development (together with experts – external project EMBIO)
• Microbiome analysis (Internal project – CUT)
• 5L Bioreactor operation and experiments (Internal project – CUT)
More details will be discussed with RIS Talents on interviews. The team strives for equality and inclusiveness, offers an excellent working environment and wishes all interns work on projects they show interest.

Deep Planet Limited
Oxford, United Kingdom

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RIS Talents
mode: on-line

● Develop botanical methods for assessing yield and prediction of crop-related features based on the phenological developments of the crops using satelite images.
● Analyse the influence of climatic factors and extreme weather events on the health of agricultural crops.
● Analyse crop diseses associated with lack of nutriens such as N, P, K, Fe, Mn, S.
● Advise and develop reccomendations for our customers yo improve crop conditions nd soil quality through optimised ure of irrigation, fertilisers and increses yield.
● Experience in viviculture is a plus.

DIL German Institute of Food Technologies
Quakenbrück, Germany

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RIS Fellowships
mode: on-site

Innovation Management
• Project Management
• Design and Implementation of Innovation Projects in the FoodTech sector
• Communication and Dissemination

RIS Talents
mode: on-site

● Innovation Management,
● Project Management Design and Implementation of Innovation Projects in the FoodTech sector

 

Elea Vertriebs- und Vermarktungsgesellschaft mbH
Quakenbrueck, Germany

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RIS Fellowships
mode: on-site

• Research activities about application of Pulsed Electric Field (PEF) technology
• Possible topics: Influence of PEF on: Milk and functional characteristics. Extraction of valuable compounds from microalgae. Growth of yeast and Extraction of compounds. Vegetable processing
• Marketing Research: Acceptance of Pulsed Electric Field (PEF) and planning of appropriate informing actions

RIS Talents
mode: on-site

● Research activities about application of Pulsed Electric Field (PEF) technology
● Possible topics: Influence of PEF on: Milk and functional characteristics. Extraction of valuable compounds from microalgae. Growth of yeast and Extraction of compounds. Vegetable processing
● Marketing Research: Acceptance of Pulsed Electric Field (PEF) and planning of appropriate informing actions

EuroFIR AISBL
Brussels, Belgium

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RIS Fellowships
mode: on-site/on-line

• Desk research on scientific topics or events;
• Seeking content from reliable sources (e.g. other organisations, traditional and online media), reviewing information, and composing content suitable for target outlets; Undertaking simply technical updates for websites (WordPress) and social media; Preparing content newsletters (MailChimp) and information for events
• Attending meetings and events hosted by relevant organisations;
• Monitoring outputs from relevant organisations, and publishing information via the website, social media, newsletter, or members’ bulletins; Background research on organisations working in food and health research
• Assisting in delivery of events; advertising and promotion of Association and EU-funded project events.
• Development of online questionnaires, collection of data and elaboration of recommendations, based on the data collected
• Support for Association staff, as related to EU-projects or Association business

RIS Talents
mode: on-site/on-line

We are looking for a creative online content writer, producing highimpact, clear, and engaging copy for a wide range of online formats and activities, including articles, press releases, blog posts, guides, social media, and web content. You must have demonstrable fluency in English, good communication and organisational skills, and be willing to be part of a busy team, some members of which are remote workers. An ability to multi-task and meet deadlines, take the initiative, propose topics, and juggle multiple tasks simultaneously are essential. Knowledge about food science is not important, but curiosity about ood, nutrition or health would make your day more interesting. Basic knowledge of WordPress CMS and Google Analytics and content marketing, link building and SEO would be an advantage.
With appropriate support, you will be:
• Producing and posting high-quality content daily
• Running content marketing campaigns and tracking and reporting campaign metrics
• Sending email outreach and link-building campaigns

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BANK ŻYWNOŚCI W OLSZTYNIE/FOOD BANK in Olsztyn
Olsztyn, Poland

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• Participation in the preparation and conduct of workshops, trainings and professional courses in the workshop kitchen, with particular emphasis on practical workshops, eg based on cuisines from different regions / parts of the world or with the use of specific groups of products: dairy or vegetables. Testing, evaluating and improving scenarios during workshops.
• Preparation of innovative and unique educational materials especially for children on food waste prevention, healthy diet, zero waste idea and sustainable development (eg on-line game, quiz, board game, etc.).
• Assistance in organizing and participating in the World Food Day with EIT Food, the ECO TRENDY event.
• Support in the organization and implementation of events, social campaigns, actions in ongoing projects.
• Participation in creating new activities and international projects.
• Opportunity to participate in a “forest adventure” as part of the FOLM (From Outdoor to Labor Market) project.

Foodpairing NV
Ghent, Belgium

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RIS Fellowships
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The intern would be involved in marketing, specifically the set-up of online campaigns for ‘Happy Plate’, which aims to attract families with picky eaters (young children) to help with preparation of tasty meals with more vegetables (healthier options). Tasks would focus on the following:
• Support online campaign strategy building
• Support online campaign execution

Glucanova AB
Lund, Sweden

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RIS Fellowships
mode: on-site

Plant based food
• Product development
• Elderly nutrition
• Glycemic control

RIS Talents
mode: on-site

• Plant based food
• Product development
• Elderly nutrition
• Glycemic control

Grupo AN (AN S.Coop)
Navarre, Spain

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RIS Fellowships

1. Area: Communication.
• Developing of corporate communication.
• Information gathering
• Processing of information
• Marketing study
A journalist will be the best option
2. Area: Production at a Preserves Industry
Industrial engineer with knowledge about industrial production: Maintenance, lean production, management .The intern will support in the evaluation of the food production process and will search for improvements.
3. Area: Production at the Poultry Industry
Industrial engineer with knowledge about industrial maintenance, lean production, management. The intern will support in the evaluation of the food production process and will search for improvements.

Institute of Agrochemistry and Food Technology, Spanish Council for Scientific Research
Paterna, Spain

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RIS Talents
mode: on-site

● To learn how to encapsulate bioactives with the electrohydrodynamic processing technology.
● To produce particles to improve the nutritional value of food products.
● To characterize the particles (SEM, TEM, FTIR, EE, PV, DPPH among others).
● To study the permeability of the biactive through the intestine using Caco-2 cells.

Madrid Institute for Advanced Studies in Food (IMDEA Food)
Madrid, Spain

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RIS Fellowships
mode: hybrid

The intern will participate in education and innovation projects with tasks related to:
• Organization and implementation of events such as workshops, talks, hackathons, etc. giving support to logistics, dissemination materials development, event promotion, recruitment campaigns, reporting activities, etc.)
• Support for social media-related tasks (trends search, and publications).

• Laboratory research regarding natural food products and their bioactive compounds in aging, obesity and other chronic diseases with thermogenic studies: Natural extract characterization, in vitro culture cells management, RNA extraction, RT-qPCR, Protein extraction, Western blot, immunohistochemistry, Elisa, Seahorse technology
• Scientific papers redaction, innovative strategies ; -Group meetings; -Seminars presentations

RIS Talents
mode: hybrid

The intern will participate in education and innovation projects with tasks related to:
● Participate in the design of education and innovation activities in the field of nutrition and food science such as workshops, talks, co-creation sessions, hackathons, etc.
● Mentoring students participating in educational programs organized in the frame of EIT Food projects
● Assisting in the writing of new proposals
● Reporting activities outcome

● Laboratory research regarding natural food products and their bioactive compounds in aging, obesity and other chronic diseases with thermogenic studies: Natural extract characterization, in vitro culture cells management, RNA extraction, RT-qPCR, Protein extraction, Western blot, immunohistochemistry, Elisa, Seahorse technology
● Scientific papers redaction, innovative strategies
● Group meetings
● Seminars presentations

International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory (INL)
Braga, Portugal

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RIS Fellowships

Fast methods for food analysis, High efficient sample preparation strategies for food analysis

RIS Talent

Sample preparation strategies for faster food analysis
Non targeted methods for food analysis
Nano-material assisted food analysis

Institute of Animal Reproduction and Food Research Polish Academy of Sciences (PAS)
Olsztyn, Poland

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RIS Talents
mode: on-site/on-line/hybrid

Main tasks: Ultra-sensitive tools for detection antibiotics as a new strategy to control treatment and withdrawal period after cattle antibiotic therapy.
Area: biosensors based on ssDNA; monitoring bacterial infection in mammary gland; simultaneous detection few analytes
Activity: cyclic voltammetry, square wave voltammetry, electrochemical impedance), UV-vis spectroscopy, surface plasmon resonance.

Main tasks: An electrochemical immunosensors for detection of selected adipocytokines – potential biomarkers of diabetes.
Area: biosensors in medicine analytics; monitoring adipocytes for obesity predyction; sensitive analysis in biological matrix
Activity: cyclic voltammetry, square wave voltammetry, electrochemical impedance, UV-vis spectroscopy, surface plasmon resonance.

Main tasks: Correlation between selected environmental factors and the quality of raw meat obtained from deer
Area: Quality of venison, Parameters of venison related to food safety
Nutritional value of venison
Activity: Real time PCR, Immunotechniques: ELISA, western blotting, Microscopic techniques, In vitro cultures

Main tasks: In silico modeling antigenic peptides in food proteins after digestion.
Area: food proteins, digestion, allergens, meta-analysis,
Activity: Proteins data basis searching, Epitopes modeling, n silico peptides characterization, Protein digestion and product characterization

Main tasks: Organization of educational and communication activities addressed to SMEs, start-ups, students and consumers at large;
Area: Ongoing support to researchers in the development, implementation and reporting of EIT Food – funded projects;
Activity: Facilitation of networking activities between researchers and entrepreneurs.

 

Iotic Solutions, S.L. (AI Talentum)
Murcia, Spain

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RIS Fellowships
mode: on-line

Intern will take part in the following tasks, always related to EIT Food projects:
– Working on management tasks of ongoing projects.
– Participation in follow-up meetings.
– Preparation of reports.
– Management of financial issues regarding projects.
– Collaboration in projects dissemination (from the communication perspective).
– Preparation of new proposals for next call (meeting with potential partners, definition of the role inside proposals, definition of tasks, deliverables and workplan).
Intern will learn the EIT Food ecosystem, how EIT Food works internally and how companies interact with it. Intern will also gain a global vision of projects related to agri-food sector, from the coordination and management perspective.

 

RIS Talents
mode: on-line

Intern will take part in the following tasks, always related to EIT Food projects:
● Working on ideation processes.
● Participation in technical meetings.
● Preparation of technical reports.
● Management of technical issues regarding projects.
● Collaboration in projects dissemination (from the innovation perspective).
● Preparation of new proposals for next call (meeting with potential partners, definition of tasks from the technical point of view).
● Application of his/her expertise on the field to the project.
● Working closely with Data Science team.
Intern will learn the EIT Food ecosystem, how EIT Food works internally and how companies interact with it. Intern will also gain a global vision of projects related to agri-food sector, from the technical and development perspective.

Maspex
Wadowice, Poland

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RIS Fellowships
mode: on-line

• Analysis and summarizing of the data about European Funds
• Researching and creating reports about innovations in agri-food sector
• Supporting in planning and organizing events for children, students and general public
• Finding new partners for international projects e.g. start-ups, universities, research organizations

MICROBION srl
San Giovanni Lupatoto, Italy

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RIS Fellowships
mode: hybrid

• Applied Microbiology R&D addressing industrial challenges
• Genomic & metagenomic analysis of bacteria/yeast used in food/feed/supplement/PGPR and their application
• Development & validation of new services
• Business development (a detailed project will be designed according with candidate skills)

RIS Talents
mode: hybrid

● Applied Microbiology R&D addressing industrial challenges
● Genomic & metagenomic analysis of bacteria/yeast used in food/feed/supplement/PGPR and their application
● Development & validation of new services
● Business development (a detailed project will be designed according with candidate skills)

Mimica Lab
London, United Kingdom

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RIS Fellowships
mode: hybrid

1) Product Design:
• Taking part in product development meetings
• Drawing and evaluating design concepts based on product requirements
• Taking concepts from sketch to CAD design
• Taking part in and help building physical testing procedures
• Creating BOMs and product cost analyses
• Establishing contact with suppliers to support realisation of design

2) Statistical management:
• Help create a statistically robust plan to pilot Mimica Touch in test sites with one of our food producer and/or retailer partners in order to measure the commercial & societal impacts, compared to control sites.
• Support the process of agreeing and/or modifying the pilot plan with the food producer
• With the team & food producer/retailer, agree pilot KPIs, success thresholds and what happens if success is achieved.
• Help to design and populate a critical path Gantt chart for all the lead-in, pilot & post-pilot activities, and agree this with other stakeholders.
• Liaise with project partners/stakeholders to monitor, progress chase and report against the Gantt chart milestones.
• Help manage the pilot process Lead /support the post pilot statistical analysis and results presentation.

3) Capital Raise Support
Supporting the team on all aspects of fundraising and ongoing investor requests.
• Assist with our capital raise plan including public relations, reports, marketing materials & identifying target institutions with a good match to the organization
• Update our investor platform prior to Series A fundraising
• Assist with the entire lifecycle of our Series A crowdfunding
• Build strong relationships with the institutional investment community
• Build relationships with fund managers
• Lead new investors through onboarding and preparing necessary documents
• Assisting with preparation of board meeting materials
• Budgeting, forecasting and planning

4) Marketing
• Creative brainstorming of content ideas that will help tell the Mimica story
• Researching for and planning content that is relevant for our followers across our 4 social media channels
• Creating visual content to accompany text using canva.com or the Adobe suite.
• Trimming our video content into shareable soundbites and adding subtitles
• Scheduling posts using Hootsuite
• Tracking analytics to inform how to make better performing content in future Engaging with our followers and responding to comments and questions
• Posting updates on the Mimica website
• Keeping our press pack for journalists up to date
• Assisting with writing content for our newsletters for potential customers and investors

RIS Talents
mode: hybrid

1) Product Design:
• Taking part in product development meetings
• Drawing and evaluating design concepts based on product requirements
• Taking concepts from sketch to CAD design
• Taking part in and help building physical testing procedures
• Creating BOMs and product cost analyses
• Establishing contact with suppliers to support realisation of design

2) Statistical management:
• Help create a statistically robust plan to pilot Mimica Touch in test sites with one of our food producer and/or retailer partners in order to measure the commercial & societal impacts, compared to control sites.
• Support the process of agreeing and/or modifying the pilot plan with the food producer
• With the team & food producer/retailer, agree pilot KPIs, success thresholds and what happens if success is achieved.
• Help to design and populate a critical path Gantt chart for all the lead-in, pilot & post-pilot activities, and agree this with other stakeholders.
• Liaise with project partners/stakeholders to monitor, progress chase and report against the Gantt chart milestones.
• Help manage the pilot process Lead /support the post pilot statistical analysis and results presentation.

3) Capital Raise Support
Supporting the team on all aspects of fundraising and ongoing investor requests.
• Assist with our capital raise plan including public relations, reports, marketing materials & identifying target institutions with a good match to the organization
• Update our investor platform prior to Series A fundraising
• Assist with the entire lifecycle of our Series A crowdfunding
• Build strong relationships with the institutional investment community
• Build relationships with fund managers
• Lead new investors through onboarding and preparing necessary documents
• Assisting with preparation of board meeting materials
• Budgeting, forecasting and planning

4) Marketing
• Creative brainstorming of content ideas that will help tell the Mimica story
• Researching for and planning content that is relevant for our followers across our 4 social media channels
• Creating visual content to accompany text using canva.com or the Adobe suite.
• Trimming our video content into shareable soundbites and adding subtitles
• Scheduling posts using Hootsuite
• Tracking analytics to inform how to make better performing content in future Engaging with our followers and responding to comments and questions
• Posting updates on the Mimica website
• Keeping our press pack for journalists up to date
• Assisting with writing content for our newsletters for potential customers and investors

NapiFeryn BioTech
Lodz, Poland

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RIS Fellowships
mode: on-site

1. Getting acquainted with company’s activities and technology offered by NapiFeryn BioTech
2. Getting acquainted with Good Laboratory Practice and Good Manufacturing Practice (GLP and GMP)
3. Participation in the process of obtaining final product (plant proteins)
4. Participation in the preparation of food formulations
5. Conducting physicochemical and functional analyzes of the samples (from the production batch)
6. Co-creation of research documentation, including calculations and results archiving

OSPIN GmbH
Berlin, Germany

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RIS Fellowships
mode: on-site/hybrid

Bioreactor testing and characterization
• Testing of new materials to reduce the environmental impact of the OSPIN bioreactors/technology
• Improvement of the design of the OSPIN bioreactor control system user interface
• Marketing material for OSPIN solutions in the field of cultivated meat and cell therapy

RIS Talents
mode: on-site

• Produce scientific data using OSPIN bioreactors (example: compare cell growth of a specific cell line in the OSPIN bioreactor to manual control in incubator)
• Exploration of new applications for OSPIN bioreactors (test of new scaffolds, cell lines, etc.) and data generation (for papers, proof-of-concepts, etc.)
• Test of innovative tissue chambers where the tissue is mechanically and electrically stimulated, scientific data generation
• New sensors characterization in combination with OSPIN bioreactors in real bioprocesses (generation of scientific data)

PeakBridge Partners Ltd
Valletta, Malta

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RIS Talents
mode: on-site/on-line/hybrid

● Market research
● Internet research on potential target companies
● Financial analysis on potential target companies
● Update databases relating to flow of potential target companies

Puratos
Groot-Bijgaarden, Belgium

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RIS Fellowships
mode: on-site/hybrid

Working with lab work, literature and formulation, analysis, background in Marketing and Communications (Master level) and have some kind of knowledge of creative design programs (Adobe InDesign, any other program is a plus)

RISTalents
mode: on-site/hybrid

Predominantly desk work on: nutrition, literature, consumer insights, market data

Institute for Global Food Security, Queen’s University of Belfast
Belfast, United Kingdom

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RIS Talents
mode: on-site

• Synthesis and characterization of nanomaterials
• The use of the nanomaterials for surface-enhanced Raman scattering spectroscopy (SERS) for detection of food contaminants

 

SatAgro Sp. z o.o.
Warsaw, Poland

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RIS Fellowships
mode: on-site

• Understanding agriculture-linked opportunities arising from the booming satellite monitoring sector
• Contribute to development of methods and tools
• Support technology uptake across Europe

RIS Talents
mode: on-site

● Understanding agriculture-linked opportunities arising from the booming satellite monitoring sector,
● Contribute to development of methods and tools
● Support technology uptake across Europe

Scantrust SA
Lausanne, Switzerland

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RIS Fellowships
mode: on-line

● Research the use of mobile phones for scanning QR codes
● Survey creation and performance for the above
● Identify companies using QR code based product digitalization and determine quantification of the market in terms of products using QR codes, cost per product for implementation, benefit assessment on a per company and per product basis
● Report writing sharing study findings and predictions based on discovery

RISTalents
mode: on-line

Research the use of mobile phones for scanning QR codes
● Develop hypotheses around user and company sentiment for QR codes on consumer products i.e. “We know scan rates of QR codes are higher than ever globally, yet we don’t have recent data to quantify that increase in scan rates and no idea of rate changes pegged to different industry verticals. What can we assume and what can we learn?”
● Identify underserved use cases and markets, including specific company opportunities e.g. critical services like hospitals or PPE for QR code usage
● Survey creation, performance, and reporting
● Report writing and sharing study findings and predictions based on discovery
● Identify companies using QR code based product digitalization and determine quantification of the market in terms of products using QR codes, cost per product for implementation, benefit assessment on a per company and per product basis

 

Siemens AG
Munich, Germany

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RIS Talents
mode: on-site

• Supporting the development of software for optimal growth of plants in indoor farms
• Preparing and evaluating trials with this software in the lab

 

 

Madrid Institute for Advanced Studies in Food (IMDEA Food)
Madrid, Spain

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RIS Fellowships
mode: on-site

● Food structure and safety, in vitro, ex vivo
● Novel formulations
● Consumer Trust

RIS Talents
mode: on-site

● Food structure and safety, in vitro, ex vivo
● Novel formulations
● Consumer Trust

 

University of Reading
Reading, United Kingdom

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RISTalents
mode: on-site/hybrid

I would be interested to offer placements via the scheme, subject to approval from the Head of School, in the following areas (not sure which one yet it depends on the timing):
• improvement of the nutritional quality of animal products via husbandry, animal diet and crossbreeding practices
• development of solutions for the reduction of livestock greenhouse gas emissions
• prediction modelling for livestock greenhouse gas emissions and feed nutritive value
• improvement of nutrient and energy use efficiency in ruminants
• achievement of the net zero carbon targets; unravel the role of rumen microbiome in ruminant metabolism and product quality
• applications of metabolomics on animal and food science
• assessment of the effect of animal products and plant-based alternatives’ consumption on human nutrition

SafetyNet Technologies LTD
London, United Kingdom

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RIS Fellowships
mode: on-site/on-line/hybrid

  • Embedded engineer – SNTech new product development
  • Electronic engineer – SNTech new product development
  • Software engineer – SNTech new product development
  • Mechanical engineer – SNTech new product development
  • A marine biologist with good statistics background – Trial data analysis
  • Packaging/Graphic/Web design – General marketing
  • E-commerce (business modelling and website development) – New route to market development (super-secret R&D project)

 

RIS Talents
mode: on-site/on-line/hybrid

  • Embedded engineer – SNTech new product development
  • Electronic engineer – SNTech new product development
  • Software engineer – SNTech new product development
  • Mechanical engineer – SNTech new product development
  • A marine biologist with good statistics background – Trial data analysis
  • Packaging/Graphic/Web design – General marketing
  • E-commerce (business modelling and website development) – New route to market development (super-secret R&D project)

 

 

DSM Food Specialties
Delft, Netherlands

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RIS Talents
mode: on-line

Food oral processing: consumer acceptance criteria for meat and analogues, compare via an online survey, addressing oral processing, sensory, mechanical and colour; build a quality model and connect consumer demands with measurable oral processing, mechanical, and sensory properties.

 

ART21 UAB
Vilnius, Lithuania

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RIS Fellowships
mode: on-site/on-line/hybrid

• Partake in our ongoing R&D activities in the domain of precision agriculture;
• Work with tasks related to data engineering and machine learning;
• Work with various types visual and spectral data (RGB, NIR, HIS, etc.);
• Contribute to the development of novel solutions for plant visual data analysis.
• Partake in our ongoing R&D project about greenhouse tomatoes;
• Contribute to our understanding how to recognize factors that influence plant wellbeing;
• Contribute to the development of solutions for greenhouse monitoring, automation and sustainability.

 

RIS Talents
mode: on-site/on-line/hybrid

• Partake in our ongoing R&D activities and contribute to the development of novel solutions for precision agriculture and/or food security;
• Work with tasks related to data engineering and machine learning;
• Develop or deepen knowledge in chemometrics, work with various types visual and spectral data (RGB, NIR, HIS, etc.);
• Work with satellite-based imaging and data analysis;
• Contribute to tasks related to data processing and interconnectivity.

Fundación AZTI-AZTI Fundazioa
Bizkaia, Spain

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mode: on-site/hybrid

Internship 1: Lipid analysis for personalised nutrition
The role and tasks of an Intern are:
1. Development and optimization of analytical techniques by Gas Chromatography for the analysis of lipids in human samples (blood)
2. Development and optimization of analytical techniques by Gas Chromatography for the analysis of lipids in biological samples in animal models (C-elegans and Zebrafish)

Internship 2: Bacteriophages for the biocontrol of foodborne pathogens
The role and tasks of an Intern are:
1. Isolation of bacteriophages from food and environmental  samples.
2. Characterization of technological properties of isolated   bacteriophages: Resistance to chloroform, stability at different storage conditions, efficacy and specificity against target pathogen.Internship 3: Development of new rapid methods for the detection of chemical contaminants in foodstuff by means of enzymatic assays and operating procedures that can be implemented in the food industries’ facilities

Internship 3: Development of new rapid methods for the detection of chemical contaminants in foodstuff by means of enzymatic assays and operating procedures that can be implemented in the food industries’ facilities
1. Search for new methodologies to monitor enzyme activity in a rapid, easy, and sensitive way.
2. Study of the ability of certain chemical contaminants (PCBs and dioxins, marine toxins) to inhibit the activity of a group of enzymes.
3. Study of the metabolization of chemical contaminants by a group of enzymes.
4. Application of enzymatic assays to real food samples

DSM Food Specialties
Delft, Netherlands

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RIS Talents
mode: on-line

Food oral processing: consumer acceptance criteria for meat and analogues, compare via an online survey, addressing oral processing, sensory, mechanical and colour; build a quality model and connect consumer demands with measurable oral processing, mechanical, and sensory properties.

 

ART21 UAB
Vilnius, Lithuania

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RIS Fellowships
mode: on-site/on-line/hybrid

• Partake in our ongoing R&D activities in the domain of precision agriculture;
• Work with tasks related to data engineering and machine learning;
• Work with various types visual and spectral data (RGB, NIR, HIS, etc.);
• Contribute to the development of novel solutions for plant visual data analysis.
• Partake in our ongoing R&D project about greenhouse tomatoes;
• Contribute to our understanding how to recognize factors that influence plant wellbeing;
• Contribute to the development of solutions for greenhouse monitoring, automation and sustainability.

 

RIS Talents
mode: on-site/on-line/hybrid

• Partake in our ongoing R&D activities and contribute to the development of novel solutions for precision agriculture and/or food security;
• Work with tasks related to data engineering and machine learning;
• Develop or deepen knowledge in chemometrics, work with various types visual and spectral data (RGB, NIR, HIS, etc.);
• Work with satellite-based imaging and data analysis;
• Contribute to tasks related to data processing and interconnectivity.

Timeline

1 March – 19 April 2021

ON-LINE APPLICATION

End April – Mid May 2021

ONLINE WORKSHOPS
(NOTE: Just for RIS Fellowships candidates)

Mid May – Mid June 2021

INTERVIEWS WITH HOST COMPANIES

July-December 2021

INTERNSHIPS

Enjoy your internship!

      (MSc students/graduates) 

(Ph.D. students/post-docs)

The application deadline is 19th April, 2021 (23.59 CET)

FAQ

In 2021, countries and regions eligible to take part in the RIS Fellowships are available HERE

During the recruitment process, we will look for passionate young people from higher education upon the return to their homes EIT RIS countries, which will spur a wave of entrepreneurial innovations and support the development of the local agri-food ecosystem.

EIT Food RIS Fellowships Action Line is divided into two complementary programs:

RIS Fellowships is dedicated to MSc students, graduates and young entrepreneurs. Beneficiaries will have the opportunity to apply academic knowledge in practical contexts of work and develop a creative problem-solving competence at KIC partner organisations to spur a weave of entrepreneurial innovations in their home countries. Candidates will be able to gain hands-on experience in the food industry, strengthening their job-related skills and competencies, including analytical thinking and creative problem-solving. RIS Fellowships interns will be engaged in learning-by-doing activities at their host company – these could be internal projects or day-to-day tasks of each host partner.
RIS Fellowships interns will be provided with 650-1350 € scholarship/per month (depends on a mode).

RIS Talents is dedicated to doctoral students and young post-docs. Applicants will benefit from lessons learned in R&D works, and they will also be encouraged to engage in industrial collaboration or entrepreneurship during their internship. RIS Talents interns will have an opportunity to develop critical thinking competence by participating in innovation projects, R&D projects led by EIT Food partner organisations or Horizon Europe projects. RIS Talents interns will be provided with
an 850-1800 € scholarship/per month.

We are looking for candidates who come from one of the EIT RIS countries or regions[1], who:

  • Is a student or graduate ofMSc(RIS Fellowships); D. student or post-doc (RIS Talents);
  • Has an interest in the agri-food sector;
  • Has a proactive attitude and be passionate about student extracurricular activities;
  • Is eager to gain new experience, willing to develop his/her competences and self-motivated;
  • Has analytical skills, is open-minded, goal-oriented and team player;
  • Is ready to work in an international environment and speaks English very well;
  • Is available min. 3 months from July until December 2021;
  • Is aware of having cross-country mobilityallowances and health insurance.

[1] Detailed list of EIT RIS countries available available HERE.

All candidates will be evaluated, taking into account the following criteria related to the applicant’s attitude, skills, competences and features:

 

Formal criteria

  • Candidate must have a nationality of one of the eligible 28 RIS countries and regions;
  • RIS Fellowships – Candidate is a student (min. completed Bachelor) or graduated of Master of Science (up to 2 years after graduation);
  • RIS Talents – Candidate, is Ph.D. student or post-doc (up to 2 years after graduation);
  • The candidate is able to work in the English language (min. B2 in CEFR level of English is required);
  • The candidate has filled out the on-line form;
  • The candidate added a 1-minute self-video (only videos with voice recorded are acceptable)
  • The candidate is available min. 3 months from July until December 2021;
  • The candidate is willing to work in the agri-food sector;

 

Expected skills and competences

  • Analytical thinking
  • Creativity in problem-solving
  • Active and transparent communication

Great potential for development

  • Proactive attitude (awards received in student competitions 2018-2021 or participation in student associations)
  • Motivation to take up learning-by-doing activities
  • Natural curiosity to learn
  • Challenge themselves and existing process
  • Experience as entrepreneurs (confirmed by references will be an asset).

RIS Fellowships Action Line is looking for MSc students and graduates with different educational background, for example:

  • Marketing area, project management, data analysis, market research, sales, IT, programming or similar
  • Biology, chemical engineering, food science, food technology, process engineering, pharmaceutical technology or similar

RIS Fellowships candidates will benefit from a professional recruitment process with a corporate background as well as an on-line recruitment workshop with HR advisors, which stimulate analytical skills and creative problem-solving. Fellows will supplement traditional higher education curricula, offering competences development as well as developing entrepreneurial talents who will act as role models upon return to their home countries.

 

RIS Talents interns will strengthen the international networking of young academics with leading agri-food players, transfer advanced knowledge to EIT RIS countries, the foster industrial orientation of academic research, and attract talents from other disciplines than the food science agri-food sector.

 

Benefits of the internship

 

  • Benefit from precise matchingcandidates to the internship areas
  • Gain hands-on experiences by solving real cases of the organisation
  • Develop your competences: creative problem solving, and critical thinking
  • Get up to 1,350€(Fellowships) – 1,800€ (Talents) gross grant/month
  • Get mentorship from a high-profile expert in their field
  • Improve your CVand gain networking
  • Enrich yourselfknowing another country and experience a different culture
  • Benefit from greater international exposure of students and researchers from EIT RIS regions
  • Read all the information about the project and contact us if you have any doubt: mczerniakowska@wz.uw.edu.pl
  • Choose one of two available application form, whether you are an MSc student/graduate or Ph.D. student/post-doc
  • Answer ALL the questions of the on-line application form.
  • Create and share a 1-minute self-video via a link to Wetransfer, Dropbox or youtube, in which the candidates will introduce themselves and answer briefly the open question about their motivation, e.g. “Tell us why you are the most suitable person for an internship.”
    NOTE:only videos with voice recorded are acceptable.

      (MSc students/graduates) 

(Ph.D. students/post-docs)

  • Stage 1 – on-line self-application
  • Stage 2 – group on-line Assessment Center (only for candidates who met the selection criteria)
  • Stage 3 – individual on-line interviews (only with candidates chosen by Host Companies representatives)

The application deadline is 19th April 2021 (23:59 CET)

Yes, you will receive written feedback on your e-mail after each stage of the recruitment process.

Information about shortlisted candidates who met the selection criteria and qualified for workshops will be placed on the project website www.eitfoodrisfellowships.eu. Each candidate will also receive written feedback on his/her e-mail.

The list of available on-line workshops will be available in April on our website. Candidates will take part in 1-day exciting on-line networking workshops when they will solve group case-study and take analytical and mathematical paper-pencil tests. Students will become familiar with working in an international environment to get an overview of different areas of operation of food system companies as well as challenges of the food industry. They will also get a chance to strengthen their job-related skills, including analytical thinking and creative problem solving as well as discus burning recruitment issues with HR experts. Participation in the workshop is free of charge. All participants need to take care of:

  • good Internet conection
  • good camera resolution and speakers quality
  • a quiet and peaceful place to enable themselves and other participants focus on tasks

The list of best workshop participants who met the selection criteria will be placed on the project website. Only candidates who host companies will choose will be individually informed about on-line interviews on his/her e-mail.

The on-line interviews with host companies will take place at the third stage of the recruitment process in May/June (Talents) and July (Fellowships). Candidates who met the selection criteria will be matched to the internship areas offered by host companies. Candidates will be individually invited to the on-line interview with particular host companies.

Each student selected during the recruitment process will receive financial support depending on the mode and length of his internship.

 

EIT Food RIS Fellowships Action Line offers 3 possible internship modes:

1) stationary

2) on-line

3) hybrid (stationary & on-line).

 

   Financial support will be provided:

  • In case of the stationary mode of internship – to cover travel and accommodation expenses;
  • In case of on-line internship – to customise the internship workplace at their homes using all that is needed to use electronic means of communication during remote work, i.e. quality computer equipment (like a computer, keyboard, mouse, headphones, speakers, etc. – adequate to the tasks during the internship, in-line with the safety and security regulations), to cover costs related to its installation, service, operation and maintenance, technical support and all necessary training to it, equipment insurance, improving or securing fast internet connection or all necessary software and applications or on-line services/subscriptions, financial support should enable the proper organisation of a workplace meeting the hygiene & ergonomics requirements (like an ergonomic chair, footrest, desk, workplace lighting, etc.)

 

Due to the fact that the costs in each mode are different, EIT Food RIS Fellowships Action Line offers the following division of financial support.

 

Fellowships (master/bachelor students):

  1. Stationary mode – 1350,00 EUR per month
  2. On-line – 650,00 EUR per month

Talents (doctoral students):

  1. Stationary mode – 1800,00 EUR per month
  2. On-line mode – 850,00 EUR per month

In Hybrid mode, financial support would be given pro-rata according to the time spent on each form of an internship. We allow the possibility of changing the internship mode during the internship.
In this case, the costs will be calculated accordingly (part of the month in on-line mode, the rest
in stationary mode). The financial support will be paid in monthly instalments after the host company representative will confirm that the internship goes according to plan. The financial support will be paid after each of the completed internship months. The financial support might be a subject of taxation depending on the legal requirements applying to the sides of the grant agreements. Worth to highlight is that the payment for the internship is made monthly in arrears.

All workshop participants will receive a certificate of attendance.

All interns will receive a written testimonials/feedback. If necessary for external arrangements (leave of absence at the University), interns may receive a letter of intentions from the project’s team and hosting company.

 

After approval by the host company and arranging the details of the internship (duration and internship mode), inform us about it by e-mail.

We will prepare a Consent Form for you, which is a document specifying all terms & conditions.
You will also be asked to issue the Tax Residency Certificate from your Tax Office.

Both documents you have to send by e-mail (scan) and a hard copy by post/courier.

During the internship, YOUR MENTOR will send us MONTHLY REPORTS as a confirmation that the internship goes according to a plan (Internship Agenda).

At the end of the internship, we will ask you and your Mentor to prepare an Internship Feedback as a document that will sum up all tasks and activities that you were responsible for. This is one fix document that should be filled by Mentor and Fellow together.

Tax Residency Certificate (TRC) is a confirmation of the tax payer’s residency. This must be issued by the competent tax authorities of the associate’s country of your residence. Particularly, the tax certificate should state that the named natural or legal person is resident in said country for the purposes of The Double Taxation Convention that predicts preference conditions to pay withholding tax (lower withholding tax or exemption from this tax) by the taxpayer.

If you do not provide the certificate of residence, it shall be assumed that you failed to establish your residence in a way allowing the EIT Food Partner to apply the provisions of the relevant agreement on avoidance of double taxation or tax relieves. As a result, your remuneration, specified in the Intern Consent Form, is going to be deducted from the whole amount of the withholding tax that must be paid by the company. Submitting the certificate of tax residency to us may lead to the deduction of your remuneration only from a part of the withholding tax or avoidance of its deduction.

To sum up: If you provide us with a TRC, you will avoid double taxation. You will not pay any tax in Poland. We (our Partner CLC Nort-East Sp. z o.o., Poland) will transfer the full amount of your financial support to your bank account. After completing the internship, you will receive an IFT-1 document which is a “tax statement”, and you will settle tax only in your country.

Read more: https://ec.europa.eu/taxation_customs/national-tax-websites_en 

For more information, read our EIT Food RIS Fellowships Action Line GUIDE 2021

See also GDPR Intern clause

Contact person

Martyna Czerniakowska
Action Line Leader
e-mail: mczerniakowska@wz.uw.edu.pl

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