Science Education Department Management Traineeship

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14 Jul 2020
European Schoolnet is looking for an intern to join our Science Education Department in Brussels (Vacancy Reference: SciEduDept-2020AGVNB). This position will be a highly active, hands-on role and will give an excellent opportunity to get to grips with a range of issues in project management of science projects and work in an international environment liaising with colleagues and partners from all over Europe.
This list is for indicative purposes only. It will be adapted to meet the priorities of the organisation and in response to skills demonstrated by the intern. Tasks will include supporting project managers on:
  • Streamlining of processes in the department (large team, many projects)
  • Teachers coordination
  • Competition coordination and management, including project administrative issues
  • Curating and editing learning resources
  • Liaising and following-up with communities of teachers/schools and providing them ongoing online support
  • Providing support in webinars and online meetings
  • Drafting articles, letters, minutes and reports
Must haves:
  • Very good spoken and written English plus at least one other EU language.
  • Very good organisational skills since success in this role will depend upon forward planning and proactivity.
  • Attention to detail and being able to work independently is critical.
  • Candidates should be enthusiastic with the desire to learn continuously and maintain a high level of quality in their work, and have a positive attitude towards trying out and using different IT tools.
  • Masters’ degree preferably in education, science, or science communication, with
  • strong motivation on the following areas: Science Education, ICT in Education and
  • European funded projects.
  • Good understanding of IT tools (minimum MS Office Word and Excel – intermediate user), ideally also Adobe Connect, Google docs, Moodle, OpenOffice, etc. and basic knowledge of HTML
  • Experience in writing articles/letters/papers/reports and planning agendas/meetings
  • Be ready to start the internship in September 2020
  • Like working hard and learning every day
  • Thrive working in a fast paced international environment
  • Be interested in a project coordination career path, working with teachers and have a self-sufficient and proactive nature.
  • Duration: 6 months’ internship starting September 2020
  • Deadline for applications: until the position is filled.
  • Benefits: a stipend of 1000 €/month net for the duration of the internship.
  • Location: European Schoolnet, Rue de Trèves, 61, Brussels, Belgium.
  • Interviews will take place as soon as possible either in Brussels or at distance.
  • Due to the volume of applications, only pre-selected candidates will be notified.
Please send your motivation letter and CV in English, as one single file* to, with in CC.
  • The motivation letter should show how your background and interests fit the tasks planned for this internship.
  • Make sure to include the Vacancy Reference (SciEduDept-2020AGVNB) in the subject of the email.
  • The motivation and CV file should be named: VacancyReference-LASTNAME.pdf
European Schoolnet ( is the network of 34 European Ministries of Education, based in Brussels. As a not-for-profit organisation, we aim to bring innovation in teaching and learning to our key stakeholders: Ministries of Education, schools, teachers, researchers, and industry partners. Since its founding in 1997, European Schoolnet (EUN) has used its links with education ministries to help schools make effective use of educational technologies, equipping both teachers and pupils with the skills to achieve in the knowledge society.
STEM Education is one of the priorities of EUN’s Ministries of Education (MoEs). In the last 10+ years, this team has been involved in over 50 STEM education projects including both EC funded initiatives (e.g. Scientix, the community for science education in Europe) and private funded projects (e.g. the STEM Alliance). The department consists of 15 colleagues, including project managers, pedagogical advisers, and communications officers.

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