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Expiration Date

12 Feb 2020


Context and Position

The internship involves training in project management related to the administration of research networks and graduate training in neuroscience.

Networks in neuroscience aim at maintaining and developing shared interests and exchange between scientists or organisations with shared goals. Currently, the Federation of European Neuroscience Societies (FENS) maintains several networks in the neurosciences. The trainee will primarily provide support for:

  • NENS (Network of European Neuroscience Schools), a long-standing activity of the FENS Committee of Higher Education and Training (CHET). The network consists of a growing number of European university programmes that offer higher university degrees in neuroscience (MSc and PhD) and the training will involve practical support for the network administration.
  • ENCODS (the European Neuroscience Conference by Doctoral Students).


Specifically, the internship will include the following:

  • Project management and grants administration
  • Community/network management and communication (English)
  • Database support and maintenance
  • Web content management
  • Conducting research and analysis
  • General office procedures and teamwork

Profile and conditions

The ideal candidate will have the following skills:

  • Proficiency/Fluency in English
  • Good communication skills
  • Basic experience in office work
  • Able to work with the Microsoft office suite
  • Able to work in a team but also independently
  • Motivation for the project.

This contract is based on a Convention d’immersion professionnelle – CIP. Ideally, the intern should start the contract within March 2020 for a period of 6 months.


To apply, please send your CV (max 3 pages) and a motivation letter in PDF
to, before 12th February 2020


About FENS

The Federation of European Neuroscience Societies (FENS) federates 43 scientific non-profit societies across Europe and represents more than 23.000 scientists working in the field of neuroscience. Through its activities, FENS actively promotes scientific exchange and education among European neuroscientists and serves as the main Europe voice for neuroscience on behalf of its members towards the European institutions and international partners in a global context. The FENS office currently has six employees. More on


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