Youth unemployment and youth underemployment remain rampant in many European countries, yet there remains around two million open vacancies in Europe. At the digital day in Rome vice president of the European Commission Andrus Ansip made an announcement of a upcoming opportunity for digital traineeships, now we can see and start applying for these digital traineeships. In Fall 2018 around 6000 trainees will take part in the digital opportunity scheme.

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.

Basic facts on the internships:

  • the scheme use rules of Erasmus programme
  • open for university students and recent graduates (limit of one year within graduation) for all study levels and all study areas: bachelors, masters, PhD.
  • the traineeship must be abroad
  • interested companies can already publish their traineeship offers on three different platforms:

Drop’pin: https://ec.europa.eu/eures/public/opportunities

*include digital opportunity in the post

*University career offices
*ErasmusIntern: https://erasmusintern.org/

There was a workshop on the digital opportunity scheme in Brussels, you can watch the introduction here, and the reports from the breakout sessions here.

The first internships could start in the fall of 2018. The interns will receive a stipend of around 500 EUR per month.

Read the blog on Digital Internships

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