Digital Opportunity Traineeships

Commission announces pilot project to boost digital skills through internships. The #DigitalOpportuity #traineeships scheme, which will start next year will involve 6000 students in Europe and be a unique opportunity to boost their #DigitalSkills via traineeships.

Some facts:

  • the scheme use rules of Erasmus programme
  • open for students and recent graduates (max 1 year after graduation) of all study levels: bachelors, masters, PhD
  • the traineeship has to be abroad
  • interested companies can already publish their offers on three different platforms:
    – Drop’pin:https://ec.europa.eu/eures/public/opportunities
    – University career offices
    – ErasmusIntern: https://erasmusintern.org/

More information on slides, blog post: http://bit.ly/InternDigi
and more to come, stay tuned!

The European Commission announced plans for a pilot project to provide working experience in the digital field for 5,000-6,000 graduate students in 2018-2020. The paid 4-5 months internships will be available for students of all disciplines.

Today’s pilot project aims to give students of all disciplines experience in fields that are demanded by companies, especially small and medium businesses. Internships could focus on “deep-tech” skills such as cybersecurity, big data, quantum or artificial intelligence, as well as as web design, digital marketing, software development, coding or graphic design.

Companies that are members of the Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition and businesses active in Horizon 2020, the EU’s research and innovation programme, will be at the core of the project, but all companies in the digital field are welcome to offer internships and train students. The first internships could start in the fall of 2018. The interns will receive a stipend of around 500 EUR per month.

Details on how students and companies will be able to join the project will be provided in the coming weeks. If the pilot project is successful, the Commission will develop it further.

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