Connecting students and businesses in the region, creating opportunities for both!

The main aim of the Internship Programme is to enable students enrolled in the master’s study programmes to work as interns in different companies and institutions, but at the same time, to train a certain number of future trainers at the aforementioned companies/institutions. The matching and cooperation between the students and the industry will help to develop a new generation of young professionals with fresh attitudes, innovative ideas and an already existing awareness of real-life challenges in the raw materials sector. Therefore, the programme is envisaged as a booster to new concepts of high education and early employment strategies.

RC ADRIA Internship Programme is expanding in 2021!

In 2021, students will have access to our database of partners and will be able to directly choose their preferred organisations throughout the year. Check out the benefits and the possibilities to participate as a student or as an organisation ready to provide mentorship! here

Why to apply in 2021

If you are a student participating in the Internship could be an opportunity to build new skills, establish meaningful professional connections and a step towards a more certain employment in the future. And don’t worry about your living costs – as an intern, you will receive a monthly scholarship!

Organisations hosting an ADRIA Intern are participating as Task Partners chosen through an open call. The key requirements are the following:

  • Task Partner is registered as a private or public legal entity in one of the ADRIA region countries or Italy.
  • Task Partner is registered for economic, educational, research and/or other activities primarily in the following sectors: mining, geo-sciences, environmental engineering, waste management and metallurgy. However, other sectors will also be considered (case-by-case) if there is a strong and evident connection of the activities regularly carried out by the legal entity and the objectives of the project (Internship).
  • Task Partner is willing and able to carry out all actions and tasks described in the 2021 Call for applications.

If you represent an organisation admitting an intern could be a multifaceted benefit for your research or business, introducing a fresh perspective of future young professionals eager to learn and grow. The students will be matched with your organisation based on their competences and your needs, maximizing the positive impacts for both parties involved. The supervision provided to the students within your organisation will also be awarded by a one-time compensation of EUR 500!

Benefits of the Internship for students and organisations

  • Increasing  employment  possibilities  for  the  raw materials  students  (by  introducing  the  students  to  the  potential  employers during  their  studies). Some of the 2019 and 2020 ADRIA Interns  have been permanently employed by the host – organisations after the Internship.
  • Supporting  the  international  mobility  of  labour  in  the raw materials sector (by enabling international internships through the programme).
  • Strengthening  the  collaboration  between  the  education sector and industry.
  • Increasing  the  innovation potential  with  students/young  professionals (by enabling their early engagement in real-life business challenges).
  • Enabling  knowledge  exchange  (education  system – students – industry – students – education system) on an international level.
  • Positively impacting the inequalities between the capacities of young professionals and overall raw materials sector throughout the EIT RIS region.
  • Reducing the impacts of brain drain in the raw materials sector within the EIT RIS region.

Application deadline is 28 February 2021. Please follow the link below to apply!

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