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Internships at the CRG: Learning by doing

Internships at the CRG: Learning by doing

Internships at the CRG: Learning by doing

Short internships for the PhD students, Postdocs, and Technicians in various CRG departments 
 
Whether you aim to become an independent investigator in academia, a project leader in industry or a research manager gaining complementary abilities and practical experience will enhance your competitive advantage at each career step.
 
Young researchers have access to training on transferrable skills but often lack opportunities to apply learned skills, which would effectively boost their career options, outside their experimental work. To overcome this gap the CRG offers short internships in different CRG departments where PhD students, postdocs and technicians could acquire practical skills in running ‘’mini projects’’ according to their time availability and interest while still being engaged in research. The outcome of these internships has to be valuable for both the interns and for the hosting department.
 
Departments at the CRG willing to host internships:
 
At The International and Scientific Affairs (ISA) interns can get involved in project's coordination & management, organizing events, developing website content and training and academic activities, etc. 
At the Communication Department intern can get involved in in public engagement and science education activities, scientific events organization, citizen science projects, learn about media relations, social media management and alumni coordination in a scientific environment.
At the Grants office, intern can get involved into the life cycle of funded particular projects at the CRG and learn how to manage core and external funding of the scientific projects in compliance with the terms and conditions of the funding agencies.
At the Human resources intern can get involved on projects related to gender (Libra), recruitment or the HR excellence.
 
Thanks to the internship, young scientists will have the opportunity to explore new professional paths, gain practical experience, work side by side with experienced research project managers, grants, communication and human resources experts, and expand their networks.
 
 
Who can apply?
 
Internships are available for PhD students, postdocs and technicians at the CRG who would like to build on their competences and get practical experience in ‘’mini projects’’ while still being engaged in research. The projects will be developed under the supervision of the department members and carried out within a flexible framework allowing the intern to continue their current principal job and research. 
 
 
How to apply?
 
By the 27th of April 2017, fill in the online form where you indicate your department of interest, motivation, objectives for your career development and your time availability & flexibility
Afterwards the chosen department will get in contact with you to discuss the potential projects, which will depend on each candidate’s motivation, skills, availability and mutual interest. Before starting, the internship has to be approved by the PI and the head of department and a short written proposal submitted to: training@crg.eu
For any additional information please contact: training@crg.eu