Traineeship Programme

Selection Criteria

Applicants must:

  • Be enrolled in a Bachelor programme or holder of a Bachelor degree;
  • Demonstrate a strong interest in regional integration studies and specifically in the aspects related to the Monitoring and Supervision of Regional Integration processes;
  • Be eager to contribute to the research projects and activities of the Institute;
  • Thrive under pressure and be able to act quickly and efficiently;
  • Possess excellent English communicating and writing skills;
  • Be proficient with the Microsoft Office Suite;
  • Be available for a minimum duration of three months up to a maximum of six months.

Trainees’ Responsibilities

Traineeship positions fall under the research programme Monitoring and Assessing Regional Integration. Traineeship projects consist in working on the Regional Integration Knowledge System (RIKS). In a nutshell, the RIKS platform provides direct access to information and data on regional integration processes worldwide.

The duties of UNU-CRIS Trainees involve:

  • Update of the RIKS database and other research tasks related to the Monitoring and Assessing Regional Integration research programme;
  • Assistance in administrative and other tasks, as needed;
  • Presentation of the work performed during the research stay at one of the research brunches, which are informal gatherings bringing together UNU-CRIS researchers.

Besides, trainees are welcome to take part in seminars, workshops, conferences and other events organised by UNU-CRIS, including informal briefings and roundtable discussions.

Facilities and Services

Office space, computer facilities and access to the libraries of UNU-CRIS and the College of Europe are provided. While traineeships and internship are non-remunerated, travel costs incurred by the attendance of any UNU-CRIS related events are reimbursed.

In addition, Bruges’ favourable location close to Brussels provides direct access to the seat of the European Union and other international organisations, as well as a number of universities and research centres based in the Belgian capital.

Although admitted candidates are required to arrange their own travel, housing and health insurance, UNU-CRIS will provide advice and support to help facilitate the search process.

Application Procedure

The next deadline for applications is 15 May 2017. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted at the end of May 2017 or at the beginning of June 2017 at the latest.

Interested candidates shall submit their application in English to Mr. Ewout Ramon.

Applications must include:

  • A curriculum vitae;
  • A letter of motivation (mentioning the expected period of stay);
  • A letter of recommendation.

Incomplete applications will not be considered.