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EIT Food RIS Fellowships

EIT Food RIS Fellowships

The activity is divided into 2 complementary components – RIS Fellowships dedicated to talents from higher education and young entrepreneurs and RIS Talents dedicated to doctoral students and young postdocs.

Develop your talent with top agri-food players during a paid internship in EU!

MSc students and graduates with different educational backgrounds as well as Ph.D. students and post-docs from 28 RIS countries will discover job opportunities in the food industry, by getting unique, professional, paid 3-6 months internships.


Who are we looking for?

During the recruitment process, we will look for young passionate people from higher education upon the return to their homes RIS countries, will spur a wave of entrepreneurial innovations and support the development of the local agri-food ecosystem.

EIT Food RIS Fellowships project is divided into two complementary components:

  • RIS Fellowships, dedicated to MSc students, graduates and young entrepreneurs. They will reveal their talent in the agri-food sector, throughout gaining hands-on experiences and strengthening their job-related skills, including analytical thinking and creative problem-solving. RIS Fellowship interns will be engaged in learning-by-doing activities (internal projects and tasks of EIT Food Partners) carried out by each hosting company. APPLY HERE
  • RIS Talents, dedicated to doctoral students and young post-docs. They will benefit from lessons learned in your own academic research and they will also be encouraged to engage in industrial collaboration or entrepreneurship. RIS Talents interns will be participated in innovation projects of EIT Food as well as R&D projects by becoming involved in dedicated internships in the EIT Food partners organizations. APPLY HERE

Benefits of the internship

  • Precise matching candidates to the offered internships areas specified by each hosting company.
  • Gain hands-on experiences by creative problem solving and solving real work problematic situations of the organizations.
  • Get 1,350€ (Fellowships) – 2,000€ (Talents) gross grant/month for support your expenses.
  • Know and learn about other ways of working and discuss from a different point of view.
  • Improve your Curriculum vitae and get contacts and opportunities that will open up doors for your professional life.
  • Enrich yourself knowing another country and getting involved in its culture.

Who is eligible?

Candidates must study or come from one of the following 28 EIT RIS countries or regions (Albania, Armenia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Faroe Islands, Georgia, Greece, Hungary, Italy *, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland**, Portugal, Macedonia, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain***, Turkey, Ukraine), as well as:

  • Have an interest in the agri-food sector.
  • Have a proactive attitude and be passionate about student extra activities.
  • Have analytical skills, be open-minded, goal-oriented and team player.
  • Be able to work in English.
  • Be available during the period from July until December 2020.
  • Have a cross-country mobility allowances and health insurance.

*Italy (only regions: Molise, Puglia, Basilicata, Calabria, Sicilia, Sardegna, Umbria, Marche, Abruzzo, Campania, Valle d'Aosta) **Poland (only regions: Łódzkie, Lubelskie, Małopolskie, Podkarpackie, Świętokrzyskie, Podlaskie, Wielkopolski, Lubuskie, Dolnośląskie, Opolskie, Kujawsko-Pomorskie, Warmińsko-Mazurskie, Zachodniopomorskie, Mazovia Regional - without Mazovia-Capital )***Spain (only regions: Galicia, Principado de Asturias, Cantabria, La Rioja, Castilla-la Mancha, Extremadura, Illes Balears, Andalucía, Región de Murcia, Canarias, Castilla y León, Aragón, Comunidad Valenciana)

Timing and Process

  • STEP 01 > Fill in the RIS Fellowships application form (MSc) or RIS Talents application form (PhD) and upload 1-minute self-video. (MARCH-mid-APRIL)
  • STEP 02 > Participate in the workshop (Just for RIS Fellowships candidates). If you have been selected we will contact you to take part in one of the 17 workshops that will take place in different RIS countries. Challenge yourself by solving group case-study and taking paper-pencil tests. (mid-APRIL/mid-MAY)
  • STEP 03 > Present yourself during on-line interviews. If you meet the selection criteria, you will be invited to interviews with host companies. Check the final list of interns on the project website  (mid-MAY/mid-JUNE)
  • STEP 04 > Enjoy your internship! (JULY-DECEMBER)

Application lasts from 1st MARCH to 13th APRIL!


More info and apply form:


The following partners are involved in the project

NapiFeryn BioTech

Project Lead

Martyna Czerniakowka

University of Warsaw

Contact details

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