EIT Food

RIS Fellowships project

General information

 

30 students and graduates with different educational backgrounds from RIS countries will discover job opportunities in the food industry, by getting unique, professional, paid 3-months internships within the framework of RIS Fellowships project. Unlike other scholarship projects, the students and graduates will reveal their talents in agri-food sector, throughout gaining hands-on experiences and strengthening their job-related skills, including analytical thinking and creative problem solving.

 

During multi-step recruitment process, candidates will not only learn how to professionally prepare outstanding LinkedIn profile but also will actively participate in unique networking and case study solving workshops led by EIT Hubs. Best selected 30 talents will get internships in different areas of operations in EIT Food consortium companies or RisingFoodStars companies. Interns will take learning-by-doing activities by solving real problematic situations that the companies in food industry are facing. All interns will be provided with a scholarship of 1000 EUR gross monthly.

Countries and regions eligible to take part in the RIS Fellowships are:

Croatia



Lithuania



Turkey



Czech Republic



Poland **



Estonia



Portugal



Grece



Slovenia



Hungary



Spain ***



Italy *



Romania



*Italy (only regions of: Basilicata, Calabria, Molise, Puglia, Sardegna and Sicilia)

**Poland (only regions of: Dolnośląskie, Kujawsko-Pomorskie, Łódzkie, Lubelskie, Lubuskie, Małopolskie, Opolskie, Podkarpackie, Podlaskie, Świętokrzyskie, Warmińsko-Mazurskie and Wielkopolskie)

***Spain (only regions of: Andalucia, Canarias, Cantabria, Castilla-la Mancha, Extremadura, Galicia, Illes Balears, La Rioja, Principado de Asturias and Región de Murcia)

Who are we looking for? – candidate profile

RIS Fellowships project is looking for talents from higher education who will become future food sectors’ employees or will set up their own businesses. Young passionate people upon the return to their homes RIS countries, will spur a wave of entrepreneurial innovations and support the development of the local agri-food ecosystem.

Best candidate for the RIS Fellowships project should:

  • be a student or graduate of Msc, who is keen on discovering job opportunities in the food industry;
  • be interested in challenges in agri-food sector in the entire value chain;
  • be a person who is looking for taking up learning-by doing activities and developing job related-skills;
  • have proactive attitude and be passionate about student extra activities;
  • be eager to gain new experience, willing to learn and self-motivated;
  • be aware of his/her strengths and knows how to present them;
  • have analytical skills, be open-minded, goal-oriented and team player;
  • be ready to work in an international environment and speaks English very well;
  • could have a lack of work experience but has an entrepreneurial approach;
  • be also interested in innovativeness and entrepreneurship and would like to share his/her interests with the local environment.

Benefits for candidates

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Interns’ recruitment procedure

The RIS Fellowships project is dedicated to students and graduates, with different educational levels, educational and professional background, coming from different universities from 13 targeted RIS countries.

Interns will be selected using transparent criteria, through open call in 3 stages recruitment procedure:

STAGE 1

  • create LinkedIn profile with self-video
  • join 1 of 13 RIS Fellowships group in a specific locations

 

STAGE 2

  • take part in 1-day workshop in 1 of 13 locations, solve case
  • studies, individual and group tasks, paper/pencil tests

 

 

STAGE 3

  • take part in on-line interview with host companies

 

 

  • get internships plans
  • get mentor/buddy for the interns

 

 

1st STAGE: APPLY ON-LINE VIA LINKEDIN

To join the RIS Fellowships project use LinkedIn social media platform. You should create or update your professional LinkedIn profile, add 1-minute self-video and join 1 of 13 available RIS Fellowships groups. 

Note: your LinkedIn profile must be created in English!

We extend the application deadline: May 15th 24.59 pm (CEST).

 

2nd STAGE: CHALLENGE YOURSELF DURING THE WORKSHOPS

Candidates will take part in 1-day exciting networking workshop, when they will solve different group and individual tasks, concerning food industry business case studies and taking analytical paper-pencil tests. Students will become familiar with working in an international environment to get an overview of different areas of operation of food systems 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.The workshops at 13 EIT Hubs locations will be held in May and June 2018. As a result of the workshops, the short list of 5 best interns will be chosen in each of 13 EIT Hubs.

 

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 internships areas identified by the host companies. Candidates will be invited to the on-line interview with a particular host companies.

On-line interviews with host companies will be held in late June and at the beginning of July 2018. Based on interviews, the top 30 candidates will be selected for internships in EIT Food companies or RisingFoodStars companies.

 

Interns selection criteria

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

 

Formal criteria

• Candidate studies in RIS countries or comes from eligible RIS countries (listed in point 3.1.),

• Candidate is a student (min. completed the second year of study) or graduated of Msc. (up to 2 years after graduation) in a relevant field listed in point 3.5. under the point 2),

• Candidate is able to work in the English language (min. C1 in CEFR level of English is required),

• Candidate has a LinkedIn profile in English,

• Candidate joined 1 of 13 RIS Fellowships group via LinkedIn,

• Candidate is available in the period from August until November 2018,

• Candidate is willing to work in agri-food sector,

• Candidate is having health insurance required for cross-country mobility.

 

Relevant educational background

Candidate study in or graduate in:

• Marketing area, project management, data analysis, market research, sales or similar,

• Biology, chemical engineering, food science, food technology, process engineering, pharmaceutical technology or similar.

 

Expected skills and competences

• Analytical thinking,

• Creativity in problem solving,

• Active and transparent communication,

• Good knowledge Microsoft Office.

 

Great potential for development

• Proactive attitude,

• Motivation to take up learning-by-doing activities,

• Entrepreneurial approach to problem solving,

• Natural curiosity to learn,

• Challenge themselves and existing process,

• Awards received in student competitions 2016-2018,

• Participation in student associations,

• Experience as entrepreneurs (confirmed by references will be an asset).

Benefits for candidates

STAND OUT FROM THE CROWD

PARTICIPATE in professional recruitment process, with corporate background

  • LEARN how to catch recruiters attention using LinkedIn profile
  • USE TIPS to prepare eye-catching 1-minute self-video
  • CHALLENGE yourself at workshops
  • IMPRESS recruiters during an online interview
  • WIN 3-months internships
  • GRAB 1000€ gross grant/month
  • STRENGHTEN your job-related skills
  • GAIN hands-on experiences

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 »

EIT Food
Project is supported by CLC North-East and CLC South

 


www.eitfood.eu »

Internships opportunities

Partner
AIA – Associazione Italiana Allevatori

Location: Rome/ Cremona, Italy
Area: International project, Research program, Public relation

Partner
BeYou (RFS)

Location: Barcelona, Spain
Area: Marketing, Design, IT

Partner
DOUXMATOK (RFS)

Location: Israel
Area: Chemistry, Engineering , Food technology.

Partner
Elea (RFS)

Location: Germany
Area: R&D

Partner
EnergyPulse Systems (RFS)

Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Area: Supporting research on Pulsed Electric Fields applications for mass transfer (extraction) on different food matrixes

Partner
Entomics Biosystems Ltd (RFS)

Location: Cambridge, UK
Area: R&D and Lab: Insect Meal Development Internship, Law: Feed Additive / Novel Foods Regulation Internship Markering and management: Business Development Internship

Partner
Givaudan International SA

Location: Poland, Austria, Switzerland
Area: Developing structured methodology and process to support execution of Front End Innovation by Givaudan, enabling organization to excel on early stage external collaboration and employees to execute on corporate ventures. Developing prototypes based on plant proteins.Apply flavours to the protein matrix in a design of experiments.
Organizing tastings and summarizing results. Further product related market assessment around natural extracts and other kitchen ingredients.Supporting the go to market pieces for Kitchen Ingredients.

Partner
Grupo AN

Location: Navarra, Spain
Area: Corporate communication, Industrial engineering, Development of consumer and market surveys and market research

Partner
AZTI Foundation

Location: Bilbao, Spain
Area: Efficient and Sustainable Processes

Partner
Foodpairing (RFS)

Location: Ghent, Belgium
Area: Food Science

Partner
HERBSTREITH & FOX

Location: Germany
Area: Utilization of plant by-products, Food formulations with fibers (nutritional /technol. applications), Application technology with pectins and / or fibers

Partner
Maspex

Location: Poland
Area: Laboratory, Food Marketing, B2B

Partner
Natural Machines (RFS)

Location: Barcelona, Spain
Area: Food Technology working with new ingredients and recipes in Foodini project.Chocolate 3D printing setup Customer Support using tools like zendesk, virtual agents, etc (MBA profile)

Partner
PepsiCo

Location: UK
Area: food science and nutrition R&D

Partner
Puratos

Location: Belgium
Area: R&D, literature study (scientific literature), study of market data, practical workreporting (lit, , methods, results)

Partner
Raben

Location: Poland, Germany, Ukraine, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia , Czech Republic, Slovakia
Area: Transport, storage and supply chain management in logistics operator network.

Partner
Rethink Resources (RFS)

Location: Zurih, Switzerland
Area: IT – Development, U X – Design , Consulting in the Food Sidestream Valorization (research in this field)

Partner
Tellspec (RFS)

Location: London, UK
Area: Programming, machine learning, predictive analysis, blockchain architecture, mobile app Android and iOS, cloud architecture

Partner
IARFR PAS 

Location: Olsztyn, Polnad
Area: Chemical analysis of food products;
Studies focused on innovative products development (e.g. glutenfree bakery goods) with different components to increase their nutritional and sensorial values.

Timeline

  • 3 Apr - 15 May 2018

    ON-LINE APPLICATIONS VIA LINKEDIN

    1. Read project tips
    2. Create your LinkedIn profile
    3. Choose 1 of 13 locations of workshops
    4. Become the Member of RIS Fellowships group in 1 of 13 locations
    5. Check the short list of workshop participants

  • Mid May 2018

    Shortlisting workshops participants in 13 locations

  • Mid May-Mid Jun 2018

    WORKSHOPS IN EIT HUBS LOCATIONS

    6. Take part in the workshops
    7. Solve group and individual case studies and take paper-pencil tests
    8. Check the short list of best candidates for interns
    9. Wait for information about interview

  • End Jun 2018

    Shortlisting best candidates for interns; matchmaking

  • Beg Jul 2018

    INTERVIEWS WITH HOST COMAPNIES

    10. On-line interviewing
    11. Check the final list of 30 interns

  • Mid Jul 2018

    Announcement of the final list of 30 interns

  • Aug-Nov 2018

    INTERNSHIPS

Enjoy your internship!

How to apply?

To join to the RIS Fellowships project use LinkedIn social media platform. Create or update your professional LinkedIn profile, add 1-minute self-video and join 1 of 13 available RIS Fellowships groups. 

Note: your LinkedIn profile must be created in English!

Application step by step

  • The brief guide on how to create an outstanding student’s LinkedIn profile, tailored to the needs of companies from the agri-food sector, will be available for candidates.

  • 1-minute self-video needs to be shared via LinkedIn profile, in which the candidates will introduce themselves and answer the open question about their motivation eg. “Tell us why you are the most suitable person for an internship”

  • Each candidate will choose one of 13 EIT Hubs locations, where he/she wants to take part in the workshop. The countries in which the workshops will be held are: Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Lithuania, Poland, Spain, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Turkey.

  • To join the recruitment procedure, each student will need to become a member of a particular RIS Fellowships group via LinkedIn platform:

Croatia

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Turkey

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Czech Republic

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Poland

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Estonia

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Spain

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Grece

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Portugal

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Hungary

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Romania

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Italy

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Slovenia

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For example to apply for workshops in Poland, a candidate needs to search for LinkedIn

“RIS Fellowships – Poland” group and click ‘Ask to join’ button, on the right side.

  • In each of the 13 RIS Fellowships group, max. 30 applicants with the best portfolio will be selected to participate in 1 of 13 workshops organized by EIT Hubs. The selection will be made, based on a clear defined selection criteria.

We extend the application deadline: May 15th 24.59 pm (CEST).

The list of the EIT Food RIS Fellowships best workshops participants 2018 who met the selection criteria (by country):

Croatia

  • Tihana Žugčić

Greece

  • Jose Manuel Ortiz Llopis
  • Paschalis Theofanoudis
  • Pipina Giagkoudaki
  • Maria Straligka
  • Konstantina Peloriadi

Lithuania

  • Justina Tomkevičiūtė
  • Greta Grigoravičiūtė
  • Aishwarya Valarakalai Chandrakalatharan

Romania

none of the candidates was qualified

Turkey

  • Saruhan Arpacı
  • Aybike Tombak
  • Dilara Senem Özel
  • Emel Emin

Czech Republic

  • Cristina Conea
  • Alena Dobiašová
  • Andrew Laitha

Hungary

  • Anastasia Burdiuzha
  • Benjamin Kojo Woode
  • Farid Ahmadov
  • Olamide Fadairo

Poland

  • Adediran Adelekan
  • Łukasz Iwanowski
  • Arkadiusz Liszka
  • Maciej Pawluk
  • Jan Piecko

Slovenia

  • Eva Kavka
  • Maja Oblak
  • Dejan Vozlič
  • Doris Letina

Estonia

  • Anette Nappa
  • Hans Kristian Matute Perner
  • Kaisa Hansen

Italy

  • Anna Maria De Rosa
  • Vanessa Grant
  • Abdul Moiz
  • Roberto Pio Racioppa

Portugal

  • Mariana Elvas Pinheiro
  • Duarte Miguel Loureiro
  • Olushola Olapade

Spain

  • Leire Ahedo
  • Noelia Sainz Alonso
  • Ragda Abdelfattah

The list of the EIT Food RIS Fellowships interns 2018:

No. Name, surname RIS country Host company Internship’s location
1 Adediran Adelekan Poland BeYou (RFS) Barcelona, Spain
2 Saruhan Arpaci Turkey IARFR PAS Olsztyn, Poland
3 Anastasia Burdiuzha Hungary Maspex Lublin, Poland
4 Alena Dobiášová Czech Republic Puratos Groot-Bijgaarden, Belgium
5 Emel Emin Turkey Grupo AN Navarra, Spain
6 Pipina Giagkoudaki Greece Grupo AN Navarra, Spain
7 Łukasz Iwanowski Poland Elea (RFS) Quakenbrück, Germany
8 Eva Kavka Slovenia Natural Machines (RFS) Barcelona, Spain
9 Arkadiusz Liszka Poland Raben Prague, Czech Republic
10 Duarte Miguel Loureiro Portugal Foodpairing (RFS) Ghent, Belgium
11 Hans Kristian Matute Perner Estonia Puratos Groot-Bijgaarden, Belgium
12 Abdul Moiz Hungary AIA – Associazione Italiana Allevatori Cremona, Italy
13 Maja Oblak Slovenia Puratos Groot-Bijgaarden, Belgium
14 Olushola Olapade Portugal AZTI Foundation Bilbao, Spain
15 Jose Manuel Ortiz Llopis Greece Givaudan International Vienna, Austria
16 Dilara Senem Özel Turkey Douxmatok (RFS) Petach Tokva, Israel
17 Maciej Pawluk Poland Grupo AN Navarra, Spain
18 Konstantina Peloriadi Greece Entomics Biosystems Ltd (RFS) Cambridge, United Kingdom
19 Jan Piecko Poland AZTI Foundation Bilbao, Spain
20 Mariana Elvas Pinheiro Portugal PepsiCo Leicester, United Kingdom
21 Roberto Pio Racioppa Italy Maspex Poland
22 Raghda Tharwat Spain Maspex Warsaw, Poland
23 Dejan Vozlič Slovenia PepsiCo Leicester, United Kingdom
24 Tihana Žugčić Croatia EnergyPulse Systems (RFS) Lisboa, Portugal

FAQ

In 2018, countries and regions eligible to participate in the RIS Fellowships project are: Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Italy (only regions of: Basilicata, Calabria, Molise, Puglia, Sardegna and Sicilia), Lithuania, Poland (only regions of: Dolnośląskie, Kujawsko-Pomorskie, Łódzkie, Lubelskie, Lubuskie, Małopolskie, Opolskie, Podkarpackie, Podlaskie, Świętokrzyskie, Warmińsko-Mazurskie and Wielkopolskie), Romania, Slovenia, Spain (Andalucia, Canarias, Cantabria, Castilla-la Mancha, Extremadura, Galicia, Illes Balears, La Rioja, Principado de Asturias and Región de Murcia), Portugal, Turkey.

 

Best candidate for the RIS Fellowships project should be a student or graduate of Msc, who is keen on discovering job opportunities in the food industry. The candidate should be interested in challenges in agri-food sector in the entire value chain. Furthermore should be a person who is looking for taking up learning-by doing activities and developing job related-skills. The candidate should have proactive attitude and be passionate about student extra activities. Additionally the applicant should be be eager to gain new experience, willing to learn and self-motivated. The candidate should be aware of his/her strengths and knows how to present them. Moreover, he/she has analytical skills, is open-minded, goal-oriented and team player. Candidate should be ready to work in an international environment and speaks English very well. He/she could have a lack of work experience but has an entrepreneurial approach. The applicant should be also interested in innovativeness and entrepreneurship and would like to share his/her interests with the local environment.

RIS Fellowships project is looking for talents from higher education who will become future food sectors’ employees or will set up their own businesses. Young passionate people upon the return to their homes RIS countries, will spur a wave of entrepreneurial innovations and support the development of the local agri-food ecosystem.

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

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

 

  1. Formal criteria
  • Candidate studies in RIS countries or comes from eligible RIS countries (listed in point 3.1.),
  • Candidate is a student (min. completed the second year of study) or graduated of Msc. (up to 2 years after graduation) in a relevant field listed in point 3.5. under the point 2),
  • Candidate is able to work in the English language (min. C1 in CEFR level of English is required),
  • Candidate has a LinkedIn profile in English,
  • Candidate joined 1 of 13 RIS Fellowships group via LinkedIn,
  • Candidate is available in the period from August until November 2018,
  • Candidate is willing to work in agri-food sector,
  • Candidate is having health insurance required for cross-country mobility.
  1. Relevant educational background

Candidate study in or graduate in:

  • Marketing area, project management, data analysis, market research, sales or similar,
  • Biology, chemical engineering, food science, food technology, process engineering, pharmaceutical technology or similar.
  1. Expected skills and competences
  • Analytical thinking,
  • Creativity in problem solving,
  • Active and transparent communication,
  • Good knowledge Microsoft Office.
  1. Great potential for development
  • Proactive attitude,
  • Motivation to take up learning-by-doing activities,
  • Entrepreneurial approach to problem solving,
  • Natural curiosity to learn,
  • Challenge themselves and existing process,
  • Awards received in student competitions 2016-2018,
  • Participation in student associations,
  • Experience as entrepreneurs (confirmed by references will be an asset).

 

Candidate studies in or graduated from:

  • 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
  • Participation in professional recruitment process, with corporate background
  • Guidance on how to professionally prepare an online profile of the candidate – sophisticated ‘business card’ (or business portfolio) of a student entering the labor market – using LinkedIn social media platform
  • Participation in an exciting, engaging, interactive workshop, including real corporate case studies and individual tasks
  • 3-months internship in companies from EIT Food consortium or RisingFoodStars – start-ups association across Europe and representing the entire food value chain
  • Taking an internship based on setting up an internship program
  • 1000€/per month scholarship, based on an internship contract and a grant agreement
  • Mentor/buddy support and guidance during internships
  • Cooperation with professionals, experienced business employees in the agri-food area
  • The opportunity to participate in learning-by-doing and inspiring projects
  • Get insight into different area of corporate operations
  • The involvement of interns helped address actual food system’s challenges.

 

In order to be eligible for the RIS Fellowships, please use the LinkedIn platform. If you do not have a LinkedIn profile, use our brief tips to create the perfect one, share your presentation video and ask to join the RIS Fellowships group, depending on a location you study:

 

Your LinkedIn profile needs to be in English. If you are having trouble with the joining to specific RIS Fellowships group in 1 of 13 locations, please write us an email at risfellowships@wz.uw.edu.pl.

 

The application deadline is May 15th 24.59 pm (CEST).

Yes, you will receive a written feedback after each stage of the recruitment process.

Information about shortlisted candidates who’s LinkedIn profile met the selection criteria and qualified for workshops will be placed on the project website and in project social media.

The workshops will take place in 13 EIT Hubs locations, in eligible RIS countries: Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovenia, Spain, Portugal, Turkey. Max. 30 applicants with best LinkedIn portfolio, meeting the selection criteria, will be selected to participate in 1 of 13 workshops organized by EIT Hubs.

Information about best workshop participants, who met the selection criteria will be placed on the project website and in project social media. Each shortlisted candidate will be individually informed about online interviews with host companies.

The on-line interview with host companies will take place at the third stage of recruitment process in June and July. The best workshops participants shortlisted by 13 EIT Hubs, will be matched to the internship areas offered by host companies. Candidates will be invited to the on-line interview with particular host companies.

Scholarships will be awarded to short-listed candidates at the end of the selection process. All interns will be provided with a scholarship of 1000 EUR gross monthly (max. of 3000 EUR per beneficiary participating in 3 months internship) to support to cover travel and accommodation expenses, funded from the EIT Food RIS Fellowship project budget, payable on the basis of a grant agreement. The scholarship will be paid in monthly installments after signing the internship and grant agreements. The scholarships might be a subject of taxation depending on the legal requirements applying to the sides of the grant agreements.   

All workshop participants will receive a certificate of attendance.

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

For more information read our RIS Fellowships project GUIDE 2018.

See also RODO Intern clause:

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