EIT Food RIS Fellowships 2024 | Apply Now!

The EIT Food Activity Line Fellowship comprises two complementary programs: RIS Fellowships and RIS Talents. These initiatives are geared towards bolstering brain circulation and fostering innovation, knowledge, skills, and solutions within the food system. They achieve this by supporting the generation and dissemination of high-quality knowledge and solutions to address challenges in the food industry.

EIT Food RIS Fellowships

EIT Food RIS Fellowships 2024

The EIT Food RIS Fellowships Activity Line is on the lookout for enthusiastic individuals from higher education:

RIS Fellowships target MSc students, graduates, and entrepreneurs. Participants will have the opportunity to apply their academic knowledge in real-world scenarios and hone their problem-solving abilities at host organizations. The internship will enable them to acquire practical experience in the food industry, thereby enhancing their job-related skills and competencies. Interns will engage in hands-on learning activities, including internal projects and day-to-day tasks at their host company.

RIS Talents caters to doctoral students and young post-docs. Interns will benefit from lessons learned through R&D work and will be encouraged to engage in industrial collaboration or entrepreneurship during their internship. They will have the chance to develop critical thinking skills by participating in innovation projects, R&D projects led by host organizations, or Horizon Europe projects.

The Benefits of the Internship include:

  • Matching candidates with specific internship areas offered by hosting companies.
  • Hands-on experience in solving real work-related problems of organizations.
  • Development of skills like creative problem-solving and critical thinking.
  • Monthly gross grant of 1,500€ (Fellowships) – 2,000€ (Talents) to support expenses
  • Mentorship from high-profile experts in the field.
  • Exposure to different work methods and perspectives.
  • Enhancement of CV, contacts, and opportunities for professional life.
  • Cultural immersion and international exposure.
  • Opportunities for students and researchers from EIT Regional Innovation Scheme regions.

Eligibility criteria

  • Candidates from one of the EIT RIS countries or regions.
  • Interest in the agri-food sector.
  • Proactive attitude and passion for student activities.
  • Analytical skills, open-mindedness, goal orientation, and team player mentality.
  • Fluency in English.
  • Availability for a minimum of 3 months from June 2024.

How to Apply

Step 1: Fill out the RIS Fellowships application form (MSc) or RIS Talents application form (PhD) and upload a 1-minute self-video – March 2024.

Step 2: Participate in the online workshop (RIS Fellowships only). Selected candidates will be invited to take part in a recruitment workshop, solving group case studies – in May 2024.

Step 3: Attend online interviews. Only selected candidates will be invited to interviews with host organizations. The final list of interns will be published on the project website – in June 2024. Step 4: Enjoy the internship!

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