EIT Food

RIS Fellowships Action Line

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

About the project

45 masters, PhD students and graduates with different educational backgrounds from EIT RIS countries will discover job opportunities in the food industry by getting unique, professional, paid, 3-6 months internships within the EIT Food RIS Fellowships AL framework. Additionally, technicians and vocational students from Poland, Spain and Italy will benefit from paid 1-2 months apprenticeships.

 

The Action Line is divided into 2 core programs – RIS Fellowships dedicated to Master of Science students and graduates and RIS Talents dedicated to PhD students and postdocs, which both aim to promote brain circulation, contributing to enhancing the innovativeness of personnel and development of scientific impact by supporting the creation and diffusion of high-quality new knowledge, competences and solutions to food system challenges. Moreover, in 2022 AL will be enriched with the RIS Youth pilot program dedicated to technicians and vocational students, which aims to offer on-the-job training to teach young people who enter the labour market the basic, practical work-related skills and competencies expected by the modern food industry.

 

News

MSc students – the list of applicants qualified for the 2nd stage of the recruitment is available now!

Thanks to all of you who applied to the RIS Fellowships program in 2022! 


We are more than happy to share with you the list of
 Master of Students applicants who met the project selection criteria and get to the next step of the recruitment process! 266 out of 459 MSc students were evaluated as eligible to participate in the 2nd stage, which will be an online game together with an online 1-day workshop with an Assessment Center session.


All candidates will be notified about the results of the 1st stage of the recruitment process via email, and those who meet our requirements will be invited to the 2nd stage.

We hope that the next step will bring you a lot of fun as well as provide you with an interesting and inspiring experience that allows you to build your own professional path in the agri-food sector.


Stand out from the crowd, show us your potential and make yourself known as the perfect candidate who is determined to win a foreign internship in the food industry! 

Stay tuned and check your mailbox J

Ph.D. students – check the list of applicants getting to the 2nd stage of the recruitment!

We want to send a big thank you to every doctoral students who participated in the 1st stage of the recruitment to the RIS Talents program.

We are pleased to announce the list of Ph.D. applicants who were qualified by evaluation committee to the next step of the recruitment process! 65 out of 100 Ph.D. students met the project requirements and will have a chance to meet with hosting partners during the interviewing stage.

All candidates’ profiles will be presented to the HR departments among project partners. After that, the best fitted candidates will be invited directly by hosts for an online interview.

We wish all candidates good luck and keep our fingers crossed for all of you. Use your talent and reveal potential to get a foreign internship in the agri-food industry!

And in the meantime, MSc students, stay tuned! We will come back to you with an evaluation feedback on May 6th! 

MSc students – SAVE DATES for the 2nd stage of the recruitment!

We want to update about the recruitment process which is already ongoing. We are evaluating 559 applications that we received from all of you. We are delighted about having the opportunity to meet several hundred ambitious, young people from all over the world! 

Stay tuned: on 6th May, you will receive an email about the result of the 1st stage of the recruitment to RIS Fellowships program. 

INFORMATION FOR PEOPLE WHO WILL GET TO THE 2nd STAGE – SAVE DATES

11th May, 4:00-5:00 pm CEST–  there will be an online technical kick-off meeting. You will learn the details of the second stage of recruitment – Assessment Centre. The session will be recorded and sent via a link to everyone for review – THIS IS NOT MANDATORY MEETING

The second stage of recruitment will take place online. It will be a one 2,5 hour long Assessment Centre session – THIS IS MANDATORY MEETING!

Please be sure to book in your calendar one of the dates

  1. 23rd May at 2:00-4:30 pm CEST, or
  2. 24th May at 2:00-4:30 pm CEST, or
  3. 26th May at 2:00-4:30 pm CEST, or
  4. 27th May at 2:00-4:30 pm CEST.

Do not enroll now. You will be notified in a separate email to choose a specific date when the time comes

Let’s stay in touch! 

Previous news

The application deadline has been extended to April 10!

Those who hesitate struggle with the question: is it worth applying, or are they just forgetting to complete the application? We have good news: we are extending the recruitment deadline for the EIT Food RIS Fellowships project until April 10.

Paid internships with the most significant players in the EU agri-food market are waiting for the top 45 students from RIS regions. We encourage you to gain experience under the supervision of experienced mentors. Thanks to developing future competencies and expanding your business network, interns will have a significant advantage in the labour market.

To support you in this process, we encourage everyone who has questions to participate in a webinar on April 5 at 12:00 and 14:00

All applicants that have registered for the program at www.eitfoodrisfellowships.eu will receive a zoom link with an invitation to the webinar.

During the meeting, we will answer your questions about the internship, we will assist you in completing the form.

Good luck with the application process, and see you on April 5th!

YOU + INTERNSHIP = IT’S A MATCH!

We launch recruitment for the EIT Food RIS Fellowships 2022

Each year students take up their chance to get a unique internship among agri-food European top players. In this 5th edition of the EIT Food RIS Fellowships Action Line, 45 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 or small start-ups like Napiferyn Biotech, Agricolus, Glucanova or many others. Take part in our recruitment process, fight for a paid 3-6 months internship abroad and gain industry and organisational knowledge through daily business interactions and job assignments.


Remember that likewise, in 2022, 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 PhD, do not miss the chance to develop critical thinking competence by participating in innovation projects, R&D projects led by EIT Food partner organisations or Horizon Europe projects. (Apply here)


Plenty of possibilities are available!

#It’s a match – APPLY NOW!

 

DEADLINE: 31 st March 2022 (23.59 CET).

FOR PHD STUDENTS

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.

 

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 950-2000 € scholarship/per month.

 

APPLY TO THE RIS TALENTS :

(Ph.D. students/post-docs)

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

 

  • Is a D. student or postdoc;
  • 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 2022;
  • Is aware of having cross-country mobility allowances and health insurance.

[1] Detailed list of EIT RIS countries available on:

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 2,000€ 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 organised through an open call, using the transparent selection criteria.

 

RIS Talents

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

STAGE 1

 

Online application

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

 

STAGE 2

 

INTERNSHIP

Online interview with host companies

 

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 an online application form.

2nd STAGE: SHINE DURING ON-LINE INTERVIEW WITH HOST COMPANIES

Based on the evaluation of candidates made at the first and second stage of the selection process, the project’s 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. Based on interviews, the top 45 candidates will be selected for internships in EIT Food partners.

Internships opportunities

Partners:

AGRICOLUS S.R.L.
Perugia, Italy

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R&D DEPARTMENT.

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

Mode: on-site; hybrid

Alberts
Wijnegem, Belgium

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Economics & Business Development PhD student (can be on-line): we’re looking to onboard an economics wizard who can support our CFO in mapping our detailed and elaborated excel models for our international growth tracks. An exciting position since these materials

will be used directly towards our board and used for growth strategy decision making. It will involve anything from unit economic calculations all the way to mapping our cashflow plans. Put your knowledge to work with Alberts and help serve healthy snacks all over the continent.

 

Food Expert PhD student (nutrition & food safety) (on-site): we’re looking for a food expert that can assist us in managing the set-up of our growth strategy with regards to food safety and security. It will involve matching foreign health and safety requirements with our tech stack in close relationship with the management of the company.

Mode: on-line; on-site

CIAL (Food Science Research Institute-CSIC)
Madrid, Spain

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  • Help in local coordination of the different projects of EIT within UAM: WeLead, Consumer trust, Food Solutions, Master in Food Systems, etc.
  • Help in administrative management at UAM.
  • Participation in international activities, meeting industrial partners.
  • Attending internal and international meetings.
  • Support in communication activities financed by EIT Food.
  • Laboratory activities in accordance with the training of the intern, research assistance.
  • Data analysis and interpretation.
  • Writing papers and reports.

Mode: on-site

CSIC – Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas
Madrid, Spain

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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

Mode: on-site; hybrid

Cyprus University of Technology
Limassol, Cyprus

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  • Microbial Biotechnology
  • Food/Drink Fermentations (meat, sourdough, wine)
  • New food product development
  • Agrifood Science Communication
  • Cheese making technology
  • Dairy waste

Mode: on-site

DIL German Institute of Food Technologies
Quakenbrück, Germany

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  • Application of novel technologies for improved safety and product quality (hydrostatic pressure,
  • PEF, UV Light, Ultrasound, shockwave …)
  • Bringing self-initiated ideas in the area of novel processing is highly welcomed and recommended
  • Activities as agreed with the candidate, depending on the time of the internship and running projects available

Mode: on-site; hybrid

DSM Food and Beverages
Delft, the Netherlands

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Actively helping in researching DSM ingredients’s role in the texture of various foodstuffs (plant-based meat and dairy alternatives, baking applications, fermented dairy,…), including

  • Literature review
  • Experimental work (new method development and/or product development (ingredient screening) work
  • Data analysis (correlating findings)

Mode: on-site; hybrid

Mimica Lab
London, United Kingdom

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Market research:

  • Coordination of consumer and market research studies by collaborating with the internal and customer teams.
  • Designing and creating methods for qualitative and quantitative research, such as surveys, focus groups or video diaries.
  • Analysing findings and drawing relevant insights in research reports.
  • Collecting, analysing and interpreting desk research on market dynamics and future outlook, as well as the customer and competitive landscape.
  • Preparing or updating market reports and market models.
  • Use of Excel and other data management and analysis software.

Project management:

  • Project management support on live R&D and commercial projects
  • Project stakeholder management.
  • Monitoring of project timelines, budget and risks.
  • Meeting coordination, preparation and note-taking.
  • Supporting the project team on preparing project proposals.

Sustainability analysis:

  • Conduct environmental net impact studies for different food groups to determine the top opportunities for maximum positive impact.
  • Investigate and advise on the recyclability of our products, including contacting various recyclers to understand limitations and variations between different locations.
  • Make any recommendations on the design or material choice of the Mimica Touch cap to make it more circular economy compatible.

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
  • Trimming videos into shareable soundbites and adding subtitles
  • Planning ahead and scheduling posts
  • Tracking analytics to inform how to make better performing content in future
  • Engaging with followers and responding to comments and questions
  • Keeping our media pack for journalists up to date
  • Opportunity to write longer form content

Mode: on-line; on-site; hybrid

Institute of Animal Reproduction and Food Research of Polish Academy of Sciences, Department of Biodiversity Protection
Olsztyn, Poland

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  1. The change / formation of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in buckwheat products obtained under various technological processes will be analysed.

2.Firstly, buckwheat-based products will be formulated using fermentation, microwave and other thermal processes. In the second step, VOCs will be extracted into the stationary phase by microextraction technique and then separated and identified using gas chromatography coupled with mass spectrometry (SPME GC-MS).

Recognition of ecological conditions of animal welfare, determination of food contents for goats and deers influenced on milk, meat quality and condition of animals.

Main activities will be:

  • Collection of experimental material from animals,
  • Recognition of animal breeding,
  • Knowledge about local food production (cheese, milk, meat),
  • Laboratory analyses of milk, cheese and meat quality and animal welfare.
  • Description of the results as a conference presentation and/or manuscript.

The main task of the internship is improvement of cryopreservation protocols for bovine oocytes. Namely, to study the distribution of lipid droplets, meiotic spindle, mitochondrial potential and cytoskeleton at different stages of cryopreservation using different cryoprotectant agents. Also to assess viability and fertilisation outcomes of cryopreserved bovine oocytes.

The results of these studies are very important for cattle breeding in order to increase the number of livestock and improve breeding characteristics.

The intern will be involved in the main task of the  internship and different masterclasses for staff in the field of cryopreservation of gametes and embryos of mammals.

 

In vitro monitoring immune cells response to microbial proteins:

  • Microbial proteins characterization (SDS-PAGE)
  • Isolation and culture splenocytes
  • Phenotyping splenocytes
  • Monitoring IgG subclasses in splenocytes media culture
  • Lymphocytes proliferation assay

Mode: on-site; hybrid;

PeakBridge Partners Ltd
Valletta, Malta

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Deep dives into specific areas of FoodTech to establish key technologies, start-ups, market drivers in that space.

For potential target companies: 1. market research, 2. internet research on potential target companies, 3. financial analysis on potential target companies, 4. Update databases relating to flow of potential target companies.

Presentations to upper management and a wider team of findings.

Mode: hybrid

Puratos
Groot-Bijgaarden, Belgium

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  1. R&D department: with lab work, literature and formulation, analysis :
    • 1 in labo food formulation, chocolate, analytics
    • 1 on fermentation
  1. Health and wellbeing department:
    • 1 more on R&D work related to gut health (analytics, metabolomics)

Modes: on-site; hybrid;

Urban Crop Solutions
Waregem, Belgium

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  • Data analysis
  • Biological trials
  • Vertical farming
  • Plant sensors
  • AI

Modes: on-site

Aarhus University
Aarhus, Denmark

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  • Development of a novel beverage formulation using phenolic compounds from waste byproduct.
  • Formulation of micro, nanoparticles for phenolic compounds encapsulation.
  • Evaluation of the effect of “in vitro” digestion process in encapsulated phenolic compounds delivery.
  • Application of semi-dynamic and static models of digestion systems to simulate the human digestion process.
  • Analysis of phenolic compounds by HPLC after digestion.
  • Data analysis and interpretation.
  • Writing papers and reports.

Mode: on-site

Fundación AZTI
Bizkaia, Spain

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  1. Name of the internship: Characterization of bacteriophages against Vibrio spp. for aquaculture applications.

Task 1: Characterization of Vibriophages: host range and EOP.

Task 2: Phage classification: phages purification, phage DNA extraction, Pulsed Field Gel Electrophoresis (PFGE)…

Task 3: Technological characterization: phage stability and suitability for infection treatment in different environmental conditions.

Task 4: Initiate Scale-up phage production.

Activities: Microbiological culture, Phage culture, genetic and phenotypical phage characterization (HR, EOP, stability and resistance to temperature, salts, pH…), host antibiotic resistance tests, host inactivation assays.

  1. Name of the internship: Environmental impact improvement of food and drink products through the Life Cycle Assessment methodology

Task

Characterization of resource consumption and waste generation in the food value chain (including primary production, processing and distribution).

Quantification of the environmental impact through Life Cycle Assessment methodology.

Identification of innovative environmental improvement strategies in the food and drink sector.

New B2B and B2C environmental impact communication systems.

Assessment of main requisites about environmental certification and verification schemes.

  1. Name of the internship: Artificial Intelligence applied to health and nutrition

 

Task

The intern will be involved in the development of food recognition algorithm able to characterise dietary patterns of an individual person

Another tasks in which may be involved will be the development of APIs and support in web interfaces design

Academic Background: Computer Science, Telecommunications Engineering

Mandatory Skills: Python, Tensorflow, Keras, Linux, SQL, No-SQL

Other desirable skills: R, Angular, HTML, CSS, Javascript

Mode: on-line, on-site

BGI – Building Global Innovators
Lisboa, Portugal

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  • Areas of work: sustainability and food
  • Support on the strategy design and implementation of European projects
  • Deal with different stakeholders (startups, corporates, investors, students)
  • Implement event plans for training sessions, workshops and other events

Mode: hybrid

Gargano Pesca Società Consortile Benefit (CGP)
Manfredonia, Italy

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  • Sustainable acquacolture (IMTA) -fish, mussels, alge farm in off shore
  • Microalge production and shellefish hatchery
  • Design of circular economy from seafood and algae waste management
  • Upskills and Reskills in acqaucolture and blue-green economy by AI under project AGAPE financed by Eit Food 2021
  • Industrial development of seafood process and Salicornia Glasswort
  • Traceability and safe seafood under quality certification (Antibiotic Free, Global Gap, IFS) + Kosher and Halal certifications

Mode: hybrid, on-line, on-site

Essento Food AG
Zürich, Switzerland

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– support R&D Projects

– development of new projects idea

– looking for funding application, literature review

Mode: on-site

EuroFIR AISBL
Brussels, Belgium

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  • Desk research on scientific topics or events
  • Attending meetings and events hosted by relevant organisations
  • Assisting in delivery of events
  • Development of online content, e.g., webcontent, social media

Mode: hybrid, on-site

Food4Sustainability CoLAB
Idanha-a-Nova, Portugal

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  • Zootechnical Biologist
  • Bioinformatics
  • Soil Microbiome Expert
  • Blockchain
  • Byproduct valorization or Nutricionist
  • Management

Mode: hybrid

IMDEA Food Institute
Madrid, Spain

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  • Extracellular vesicles
  • miRNAs
  • precision nutrition
  • epigenetics
  • bioinformatics
  • Healthy Aging
  • Targeted Nutrition
  • Calorie Restriction Mimetics
  • Microbiome
  • Biological Pathways
  • Bioinformatics
  • precision nutrition
  • bioactive extracts
  • metabolic reprogramming
  • cell bioenergetics (Seahorse technology)
  • nutrigenetics (SNPs)
  • gene expression
  • food structure and safety, in vitro, ex vivo
  • novel formulations
  • Consumer Trust

Mode: on-site

Maspex Group
Wadowice, Poland

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  • 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
  • finding new partners for international projects e.g. start-ups, universities, researchMode: on-line

Matís
Reykjavik, Iceland

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Biotechnology/Genetics/Microorganisms

  • Participation in research projects
  • Laboratory work
  • Sample preparation
  • Data analysis

Mode: on-line, on-site, hybrid

MICROBION srl
San Giovanni Lupatoto, Italy

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SCIENTIFIC INTERNISHIP on molecular microbiology:

  • comparative genomics applied in industrial microbiology
  • strains selection, chatacterization and bio-banking
  • microbiome analysis applied to Human & animal health,

Agriculture & food production, Biofuels & waste treatments

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT INTERNSHIP on R&D services market:

  • market analysis, communication and leads generation for Genomics,

Metagenomics, Shelf-life/challenge-tests, Bio-banking

  • projects desing based on customers requirements
  • key account management

Mode: on-site

NUTRITION INSTITUTE
Ljubljana, Slovenia

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  • research in public health nutrition area
  • Use of information technology (web scrapping) to collect food nutrition security data
  • development of IT procedures
  • data analyses
  • reporting
  • comparison of food composition between countries
  • data extraction
  • data analyses
  • reporting

Mode: hybrid

University of Reading
Reading. United Kingdom

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Project design and implementation, data collection and statistical analysis, food/feed analysis, human nutrition modelling and experimentation, animal experiments (livestock), consumer behaviour and acceptance surveys, diffusion of agri-food innovation, food policy development, scientific writing, presentations.

Mode: on-site

Timeline

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1 March – 31 March 2022

ON-LINE APPLICATION

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May – June 2022

INTERVIEWS WITH HOST COMPANIES

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July-December 2022

INTERNSHIPS

FOR MASTER STUDENTS

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.

 

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 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 850-1500 € scholarship/per month (depends on a mode).

 

APPLY TO THE RIS FELLOWSHIPS :

      (MSc students/graduates) 

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
  • 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 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 2022;
  • Is aware of having cross-country mobility allowances and health insurance.

[1] Detailed list of EIT RIS countries available on:

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.

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 1,500€ 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 organised 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

 

Online application

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

 

STAGE 2

 

Online workshop

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

 

STAGE 3

 

INTERNSHIP

Online interview with host companies

 

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 an online application form.

2nd STAGE: CHALLENGE YOURSELF DURING THE ONLINE WORKSHOPS

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 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 discuss burning recruitment issues with HR experts. The list of available online workshops will be available mid April. As a result of the series of workshops, the shortlist of the best workshop participants will be 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 the selection process, the project’s 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 late May – early June. Based on interviews, the top 45 candidates will be selected for internships in EIT Food partners.

Internships opportunities

Partners:

AGRICOLUS S.R.L.
Perugia, Italy

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ONE OF THEM WILL BE HELD IN SALES DEPARTMENT.

We work on partner network development and fidelization and to the development of a reseller’s network. Both the networks are growing at an international scale and require teamwork with accounting skills.

THE OTHER ONE WILL BE HELD IN PRODUCTION DEPARTMENT.

We are searching for a talent with SW development skills to contribute in the development of microservices for a multi cloud, high-scalable platform.

Mode: on-site; hybrid

Agri Marketplace
Alcácer do Sal, Portugal

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  • marketing and sales plan for rice, almond, olive oil and carbon farming
  • engage potential customers using CRM and Social Networks
  • some potential customer’s visits for presenting Agri MP platform

Mode: hybrid

 

Alberts
Wijnegem, Belgium

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Video marketing student (on-site): we look forward to a video marketing student that can continue the work of our intern in strategizing and executing our video podcast project as well as weekly repurposing the materials of the video podcast towards different channels.

Software and IoT engineer (on-site): we are looking towards expanding our current Alberts Stations towards adjacent added value projects such as developing an e-ink signage which represents a daily code for the stair users to get discounted smoothies. These IOT projects are exciting as well as useful and therefore the ideal way to get close to the start-up action and maximise your impact.

Mode: on-site

BIOAZUL SL
Málaga, Spain

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Business plans development for innovative technologies, systems, and services related to reclaimed water use in agriculture.

Selection of opportunities for innovation projects in national and multilateral programmes, including topics like circular economy, sustainable water management, zero waste, climate change mitigation and adaptation, green deal, nature based solutions, etc.

Preparation of project reports in English

Searching literature about previous topics and drafting text for different materials e.g. newsletter, guidelines, etc.

Mode: hybrid

CIAL (Food Science Research Institute-CSIC)
Madrid, Spain

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  • Help with the organisation of the different projects of EIT within UAM.
  • Help in administrative management at UAM.
  • Participation in international activities, meeting industrial partners.
  • Attending internal and international meetings.
  • Support in communication activities financed by EIT Food.
  • Laboratory activities in accordance with the training of the intern, research assistance.
  • Data analysis and interpretation.
  • Writing papers and reports

Mode: on-site

CSIC – Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas
Madrid, Spain

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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 of academia.

Mode: on-site; hybrid

Cyprus University of Technology
Limassol, Cyprus

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  • Microbial Biotechnology
  • Food/Drink Fermentations (meat, sourdough, wine)
  • New food product development
  • Agrifood Science Communication
  • Cheese making technology
  • Dairy waste
  • Farm management and operations

Mode: on-site

DIL German Institute of Food Technologies
Quakenbrück, Germany

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  • Active participation in the implementation of different business incubation programs
  • Organisation and implementation of business creation events
  • Collecting and processing news and dissemination (Website and Social media)
  • Application of novel technologies for improved safety and product quality (hydrostatic pressure,
  • PEF, UV Light, Ultrasound, shockwave …)
  • Product development and (re)-formulation by help of these new technologies
  • Assess suitability of these technologies on new application
  • Any other activities as agreed with the candidate, depending on the time of the internship and running projects available
  • Analysis of usage of NutriScore at German retailer
  • Analysis of OpenFood-Facts (https://de.openfoodfacts.org/) for the usage of NutriScore in Germany
  • Focus group with German consumers about knowledge, usage, preferences for the NutriScore-System
  • Online-survey (n=1.000) about German consumers about knowledge, usage, preferences for the NutriScore-System
  • Experiment with consumers checking the appropriateness of the NutriScore
  • Development of a store-test for food products with micro-algae
  • Aim: measuring preferences, liking for food products with micro-algae
  • Sensory test with a consumer panel with food products with micro-algae as ingredients

Mode: on-site; hybrid

DSM Food and Beverages
Delft, the Netherlands

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Actively helping in researching DSM ingredients’s role in the texture of various food stuffs (plant-based meat and dairy alternatives, baking applications, fermented dairy,…), including

  • Literature review
  • Experimental work (new method development and/or product development (ingredient screening) work
  • Data analysis (correlating findings)

Mode: on-site; hybrid

Foodpairing Nv
Ghent, Belgium

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We are looking for interns (max 2) who can support us in the following areas:

  • 1 for Market research: support with performing market analysis & research, building market & competitor intelligence.
  • 1 for Marketing: support with marketing, employer branding, account based marketing initiatives.
  • 1-2 for Culinary internship: support with ingredient sourcing, culinary experiments, product development, cooking/recipe creation, Digital blog content creation, sensory analysis.

Mode: on-site

IMDEA Food Institute
Madrid, Spain

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1.Scientific and technical assistance in the biosafety evaluation of food derivatives (based on regulatory and EFSA guidelines)

2.Scientific and technical support in evaluating the safety doses of food derivatives for human consumption (based on regulatory and EFSA guidelines)

3.Development of a standardised procedure (technical datasheet) for the global analysis and biosafety of food derivatives

Mode: on-line

Mimica Lab
London, United Kingdom

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Market research:

  • Coordination of consumer and market research studies by collaborating with the internal and customer teams.
  • Designing and creating methods for qualitative and quantitative research, such as surveys, focus groups or video diaries.
  • Analysing findings and drawing relevant insights in research reports.
  • Collecting, analysing and interpreting desk research on market dynamics and future outlook, as well as the customer and competitive landscape.
  • Preparing or updating market reports and market models.
  • Use of Excel and other data management and analysis software.

Project management:

  • Project management support on live R&D and commercial projects
  • Project stakeholder management.
  • Monitoring of project timelines, budget and risks.
  • Meeting coordination, preparation and note-taking.
  • Supporting the project team on preparing project proposals.

Sustainability analysis:

  • Conduct environmental net impact studies for different food groups to determine the top opportunities for maximum positive impact.
  • Investigate and advise on the recyclability of our products, including contacting various recyclers to understand limitations and variations between different locations.
  • Make any recommendations on the design or material choice of the Mimica Touch cap to make it more circular economy compatible.

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
  • Trimming videos into shareable soundbites and adding subtitles
  • Planning ahead and scheduling posts
  • Tracking analytics to inform how to make better performing content in future
  • Engaging with followers and responding to comments and questions
  • Keeping our media pack for journalists up to date
  • Opportunity to write longer form content

Mode: on-line; on-site; hybrid

NapiFeryn BioTech sp. z o.o.
Łódź, Poland

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  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 & 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 analysis of the samples (from the production batch)
  6. Co-creation of research documentation, including calculations and results archiving

Mode: on-site

Next Tuna GmbH
Frankfurt am Main, Germany

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Business intern

1) In depth analysis of global market for Atlantic Bluefin Tuna (ABT), including supply chains

2) In depth analysis of ABT and other seafood distribution channels to identify all potential customers and stakeholders

3) Develop a marketing strategy for Next Tuna

Technical intern 1

4) An essential part of Next Tuna’s mission is to follow a sustainable production approach. A part of this approach is the application of an integrated multi trophic aquaculture (IMTA) system to its run off water from the state of the recirculation aquaculture.

5) Since the use of multi trophic nutrient extraction is mainly known as a marine add-on application to net-pen aquaculture, Next Tuna wants to apply this technology in a more concentrated, intensive application under fully controlled conditions

6) Intern will identify:

  1. The right combination of primary production species (algae or higher plants) and the suitable filter feeding shellfish for the multi trophic application based on available literature and ongoing international projects on IMTA.
  2. Based on these findings, develop a system layout and calculate expected effluent nutrient concentrations based on known incoming nutrient loads

7) Within the framework of the thesis, the intern:

  1. Identifies the most suitable combination of plants and shellfish for the planned application
  2. Dimension is a most suitable system for the most effective nutrient extraction under the given circumstances.
  3. Calculate expected values of nutrient concentration after the IMTA application.

Technical intern 2

8) Assisting in experimental trials in the early growth of Tuna at Next Tunas partner Institution, the Spanish Oceanographic Institute in, Mazarron, Spain

Institute of Animal Reproduction and Food Research of Polish Academy of Sciences, Department of Biodiversity Protection
Olsztyn, Poland

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Recognition of ecological conditions of animal welfcare, determination of food contents for goats and deers influenced on milk, meat quality and condition of animals.

Main activities will be:

  • Collection of experimental material from animals,
  • Recognition of animal breeding,
  • Knowledge about local food production (cheese, milk, meat),
  • Laboratory analyses of milk, cheese and meat quality and animal welfcare.
  • Description of the results as a conference presentation and/or manuscript.
  • The change / formation of volatile compounds in plant products obtained under the influence of various technological processes will be analysed.
  • Volatile organic compounds will be extracted into the stationary phase by microextraction technique and then separated and identified using gas chromatography coupled with mass spectrometry (SPME GC-MS).

The main task of the internship will be monitoring the microbiological diversity of food. The laboratory work will be concerned on:

  • Microbiological analysis of food
  • Milk fermentation – yogurt production
  • Analysis of fermented milk

Mode: on-site; hybrid;

Puratos
Groot-Bijgaarden, Belgium

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  1. R&D department: with lab work, literature and formulation, analysis :
    • 1 in labo food formulation, chocolate, analytics
    • 1 on fermentation
  1. Health and wellbeing department:
    • 1 with predominantly desk work on nutrition, literature, consumer insights, market data
    • 1 more on R&D work related to gut health (analytics, metabolomics)

Modes: on-site; hybrid;

Shakeup Factory
Paris, France

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  • Designing the program
  • Coordination between different start-ups and partners
  • Organisations of events

Modes: on-line; on-site; hybrid;

Urban Crop Solutions
Waregem, Belgium

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  • Biological trials – leafy greens/herbs variety screening
  • Vertical farming – from seed to harvest
  • Support bio team
  • Data analysis

Modes: on-site

BGI – Building Global Innovators
Lisboa, Portugal

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  • Areas of work: sustainability and food
  • Support on the strategy design and implementation of European projects
  • Deal with different stakeholders (startups, corporates, investors, students)
  • Implement event plans for training sessions, workshops and other events

Mode: hybrid

Gargano Pesca Società Consortile Benefit (CGP)
Manfredonia, Italy

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  • Sustainable acquacolture (IMTA) -fish, mussels, alge farm in off shore
  • Microalge production and shellefish hatchery
  • Design of circular economy from seafood and algae waste management
  • Upskills and Reskills in acqaucolture and blue-green economy by AI under project AGAPE financed by Eit Food 2021
  • Industrial development of seafood process and Salicornia Glasswort
  • Traceability and safe seafood under quality certification (Antibiotic Free, Global Gap, IFS) + Kosher and Halal certifications

Mode: hybrid, on-line, on-site

EuroFIR AISBL
Brussels, Belgium

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  • Desk research on scientific topics or events
  • Attending meetings and events hosted by relevant organisations
  • Assisting in delivery of events
  • Development of online content, e.g., webcontent, social media

Mode: hybrid, on-site

Food4Sustainability CoLAB
Idanha-a-Nova, Portugal

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  • Zootechnical Biologist
  • Bioinformatics
  • Soil Microbiome Expert
  • Blockchain
  • Byproduct valorization or Nutricionist
  • Management

Mode: hybrid

Glucanova AB
Lund, Sweden

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– Development of a combined oat bran/legume liquid base for the production of yoghurts like and other fermented food products.

– Adaptation to the market needs regarding palatability and visual appeal of a whole grain cereal food product designed to control the postprandial

glycemia all day long

Mode: on-site

IMDEA Food Institute
Madrid, Spain

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

Mode: on-site

Maspex Group
Wadowice, Poland

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  • 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
  • finding new partners for international projects e.g. start-ups, universities, research

Mode: on-line

Matís
Reykjavik, Iceland

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Biotechnology/Genetics/Microorganisms

  • Participation in research projects
  • Laboratory work
  • Sample preparation
  • Data analysis

Mode: on-line, on-site, hybrid

MICROBION srl
San Giovanni Lupatoto, Italy

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SCIENTIFIC INTERNISHIP on molecular microbiology:

  • comparative genomics applied in industrial microbiology
  • strains selection, characterization and bio-banking
  • microbiome analysis applied to Human & animal health,
  • Agriculture & food production, Biofuels & waste treatments

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT INTERNSHIP on R&D services market:

  • market analysis, communication and leads generation for Genomics,

Metagenomics, Shelf-life/challenge-tests, Bio-banking

  • projects design based on customers requirements
  • key account management

Mode: on-site

Natural Machines
Barcelona, Spain

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* Creation/Adaptation of 3D printed meat products using plant based ingredients/cell based ingredients with Foodini.

* Modelization of 3D printed structures and selection of nozzles for printing

* Definition of filling structures to mimic animal protein structures.

Mode: on-site

NUTRITION INSTITUTE
Ljubljana, Slovenia

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  • research in public health nutrition area
  • Use of information technology (web scrapping) to collect food nutrition security data
  • development of IT procedures
  • data analyses
  • reporting
  • comparison of food composition between countries
  • data extraction
  • data analyses
  • reporting

Mode: hybrid

University of Reading
Reading. United Kingdom

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Project design and implementation, data collection and statistical analysis, food/feed analysis, human nutrition modelling and experimentation, animal experiments (livestock), consumer behaviour and acceptance surveys, diffusion of agri-food innovation, food policy development, scientific writing, presentations.

Mode: on-site

Timeline

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1 March – 31 March 2022

ON-LINE APPLICATION

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End April – Mid May 2022

ONLINE WORKSHOPS

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Mid May – Mid June 2022

INTERVIEWS WITH HOST COMPANIES

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July-December 2022

INTERNSHIPS

FOR TECHNICIANS

Candidate profile

 

Pilot program RIS Youth dedicated to students of vocational schools or technical schools who will have the opportunity to participate in paid, 1-2 months trainship in Poland, Spain or Italy. The RIS Youth trainees will improve their professional and linguistic competences, which contribute to finding an internship or a first regular job in agri-food sector, after coming back to their RIS regions. The program will be launched in 2022 in pilot scale, offering apprenticeships to min. 5 technicians or vocational students.

 

RIS Youth is dedicated to students of vocational schools or technical schools. The program creates opportunities for apprenticeships for young people who enter the labour market, offer on-the-job training, in particular by developing first job-related competences and soft skills. These include communication, teamwork and problem solving, as well as knowledge of IT and the application of numbers. By the end of each apprenticeship, trainees will gain the practical skills and knowledge needed to succeed in his / her chosen career and a certificates. RIS Youth beneficiaries will receive the support of a mentor from host organizations who will look after the trainee during their apprenticeship, provide advices and show the requirements of the job. RIS Youth interns will be provided with 300-500€ scholarship/per month (depends on a internship mode).

 

APPLY TO THE RIS YOUTH :

(Technicians and graduates)

We are looking for candidate come from one of the 3 EIT RIS countries: Italy, Spain or Poland:

 

  • is a student of the last year of vocational school or technical school or graduate (up to 2 years after graduation)
  • is of legal age to take up training in company (18+)
  • uploaded 1-minute video of a self-presentation with a recorded voice
  • has a proactive attitude and is motivated to take up learning-by-doing activities
  • knows English well
  • is willing to work in agri-food sector
  • is available min. 1 month from July until December 2022;

RIS Youth candidates benefited from a professional on-line recruitment process with a corporate background. RIS Youth apprenticeships supplemented traditional technical education curricula, offering improvement of their professional and linguistic competences, which contribute to finding an internship or a first regular job in agri-food sector, after coming back to their RIS regions. Beneficiaries will have a chance to part take in on-the-job training by being involved in day-to-day tasks performed at a given position, getting to know the specificity of a given job, learning basic skills and developing competences, including leadership, communication and problem solving. RIS Youth beneficiaries will receive the support of a mentor from host organizations who will look after the trainee during their apprenticeship, provide advices and show the requirements of the job. RIS Youth interns will be financially supported with 300-500€ scholarship/per month (depends on a internship mode).

Additional benefits

Benefit from precise matching candidates to the apprenticeship areas.


Gaining on-the-job training by being involed in day-to-day activities.


Learning basic skills and developing competences, such us leadership, communication and problem solving.


Get up to 500€ gross grant/month.

 


Get a mentor who plan trainee work and will look after him/her.


Get a starting point for future regular jobs in the agri-food sector.


Trainees’ recruitment procedure

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

RIS Youth

trainees will be selected in 2 stages recruitment procedure: online application and online interviewing with hosting partners.

STAGE 1

 

APPLY FILLING OUT ON-LINE FORM

 

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

STAGE 2

 

SHINE DURING ON-LINE INTERVIEW WITH HOST COMPANIES

 

Based on the evaluation of students of technical and vocational school made at the first stage of the selection process, the project’s experts will match the candidates to apprenticeship needs of hosting partners. Candidates will be invited to the on-line interview with different host companies. On-line interviews will be held in June. Based on interviews, at least 5 candidates will be selected for apprenticeships in EIT Food partners.

 

 

Timeline

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May-June 2022

ON-LINE APPLICATION

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June 2022

INTERVIEWS WITH HOST COMPANIES

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July-August 2022

APPRENTICESHIPS

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 »

 

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 »

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 »

 

Enjoy your internship!

      (MSc students/graduates) 

(Ph.D. students/post-docs)

The application deadline is 31st March 2022(23.59 CET)

FAQ

In 2022, 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 850-1500 € 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 950-2000 € scholarship/per month (depends on a mode).

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

  • Is a student or graduate of MSc (RIS Fellowships); PhD 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 2022;
  • Is aware of having cross-country mobility allowances 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 RIS countries;
  • 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 2022;
  • 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 2019-2022 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 competence 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, 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 matching candidates to the internship areas
  • Gain hands-on experiences by solving real cases of the organisation
  • Develop your competencies: creative problem solving, and critical thinking
  • Get up to 1,500€ (Fellowships) – 2,000€ (Talents) gross grant/month
  • Get mentorship from a high-profile expert in their field
  • Improve your CVand gain networking
  • Enrich yourself knowing 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 recording 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)
  • Stage 1 – on-line self-application
  • Stage 2 – individual on-line interviews (only with candidates chosen by Host Companies representatives)

The application deadline is 31st March 2022 (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 where 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 discuss burning recruitment issues with HR experts. Participation in the workshop is free of charge. All participants need to take care of:

  • good Internet connection
  • 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. Not all workshop participants will be invited for an online interwiev with a host company. Only candidates who host companies will choose will be individually informed about on-line interviews on his/her email.

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 – 1500,00 EUR per month
  2. On-line – 850,00 EUR per month

Talents (doctoral students):

  1. Stationary mode – 2000,00 EUR per month
  2. On-line mode – 950,00 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.

The payment for the internship is made monthly in arrears. After you finish the first full month of internship your Mentor will inform us that you filled your obligations. After that it will take up to 30 days for the money to come on your account.

REMEMBER: IT IS UP TO 30 DAYS AFTER EACH FULL MONTH TO RECEIVE MONEY, BE PREPARED FINANCIALLY FOR THAT PERIOD

All workshop participants will receive a certificate of attendance.

All interns will receive 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 fixed 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 2022

See also GDPR Intern clause

Contact person

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

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