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for Internships at the Danube Strategy Point in Brussels 

Update 29/06/2016: Applications for 2016 are closed - all internship positions have been filled until the end of the year

The Danube Strategy Point (DSP) has been established in 2015 by the Directorate-General for Regional and Urban Policy of the European Commission and the State of Baden-Württemberg, which is hosting the DSP in its offices in Brussels. Our main mission is improving the implementation process of the EU Strategy for the Danube Region (EUSDR) and enhancing and strengthening the cooperation and interaction between various stakeholders in the region, including 9 EU member states and 5 non-member countries.  

The internship training period involves gaining work experience at the DSP where interns can put into practice the knowledge they have acquired during their studies. Interns will be under the supervision of the Head of theDSP or an assigned Senior Officer. Daily responsibilities will depend on the individual’s background, involving carrying out desktop research as well as contributing to organisational tasks.

Selection criteria: Interested applicants from the 14 programme countries of the Danube Strategy are invited to apply. The internship programme is open to students who are enrolled at higher education institution or other graduate programme preferably with specialization in an area relevant to the work of the organisation. The working language of the DSP is English, but knowledge of additional languages of the Danube region would be an advantage.

Please note that applicants from non-EU countries will have to apply for a type-B work permit (more information available here).

Envisaged starting date: January 2016 / April 2016 / September 2016

Duration period: 3 months

Allowances: A contribution of EUR 450 per month towards living costs will be paid by the DSP. Applicants who lived outside of Belgium in the past 6 months will be eligible for reimbursement of a return ticket between the place of internship and their country of residence.

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.