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FCT supports Studentships for Technological Internships at CERN, ESA and ESO


Applications are open until December 19 for the award of 18 Studentships for technology internships at three international scientific organizations of which Portugal is a member, namely the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), the European Space Agency (ESA) and the European Southern Observatory (ESO). Portuguese graduates or with higher academic degrees at the beginning of their careers may apply.

This internship program aims to provide Portuguese candidates with an opportunity to undertake advanced training in leading international scientific organizations. The Studentships to Call are directed to the most diverse areas, and the internship opportunities range from engineering, natural sciences and computer science, to management, technology transfer and innovation, communication, law, political science and economics.

The technological internships have a maximum duration of two years. They take place under Agreements signed by FCT with CERN, ESA and ESO, and seek to develop a plan of complementary training (on-the-job training) in strategic technological areas for increasing the competitiveness of Portuguese companies.