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Internship in the NTNU Brussels Office

NTNU has high ambitions for international cooperation in general and specifically for participation in European research and innovation programmes. The goal is to double the university’s funding from Horizon 2020 as compared to Framework Programme 7.

NTNU has support services in place for research groups applying for European funding. All faculties have EU advisors and there are specialized personnel for financial matters, contracts and IPR, as well as strategy and policy. NTNU also has favourable incentives for groups that participate in European-funded research and innovation projects.

To add to the University’s support for research groups seeking European funding, in 2016 NTNU established a Brussels Office. The Office is permanently staffed by the Head of Office. In addition, NTNU employees can spend periods at the NTNU Brussels Office using the guest office space.

The goal is for NTNU research groups to get involved in a larger number of European research and innovation projects, especially in selected strategic areas where NTNU has a strong competence base and clear links to the EU research and policy agenda.


Internship position

An internship position is being established at the NTNU Brussels Office to strengthen the support of NTNU researchers and research groups seeking European funding.


The main task of the Brussels Office is to assist and advise NTNU research groups in actively participating in European research through long-term positioning, systematic participation in the European research arena, building networks and partnerships, participating in relevant platforms and alliances, setting up consortia and developing proposals.


The overall tasks of the Brussels Office includes the following:

  • Promote NTNU at the Brussels and EU level
  • Position NTNU in relevant European platforms and networks
  • Advise on relevant EU policies and initiatives
  • Contribute to reinforce strategic collaborations with key stakeholders
  • Scout project opportunities

The person holding the internship position will work closely with the head of the Brussels office. The small size of the office means that the intern will have to take on different tasks and responsibilities in the office, from the basic to the advanced. 


Among the tasks will be to support NTNU researchers and groups in organizing meetings and events in Brussels, management and updating of information and communication, monitoring relevant websites looking for opportunities and events of importance for NTNU in Brussels, monitoring one or more specific thematic areas, participation in relevant events in Brussels to obtain important information and collaboration opportunities for NTNU and liaise with relevant EC officers. 




We are looking for a person with a strong interest for and/or experience from European research and innovation policy and programmes.


Knowledge about the European funding instruments and policies, previous work experience from Brussels as well as an existing European or Brussels networks is an advantage, but not mandatory.


The person we are looking for should have strong cooperation and communication skills and be able to work independently, pro-actively and in a goal-oriented way to contribute to the ambitious goals of NTNU in Horizon 2020.


The person should also have the ability to work closely with NTNU research groups as well as the local support services. 


Networking skills and the ability to set up and sustain contacts with European public and private actors involved in European research and innovation are important.


The person we are looking for must be fluent in English.


The selected person will have to provide availability for a passage of duties with the current NTNU Intern operating in the office to guarantee continuity in on-going activities.


Terms and conditions

The internship period will be for 1 - 2 years. The exact starting date will be discussed with potential candidates. We intend the internship to start early 2019 (possibly January).


The internship position will administratively be placed in the Rector’s staff and the person holding the position will report to the NTNU Pro-Rector for Research.


The person holding the internship position will work closely with and will report daily to the Head of the NTNU Brussels Office.


The person holding the internship position will be expected to travel to Trondheim on a regular basis.


Before applying for the internship position, an agreement with the applicant’s immediate NTNU leader will have to be reached regarding the internship. A letter from the leader stating a willingness to let the applicant take up the internship positions for 1 – 2 years should be attached to the application.


The entity at NTNU where the person offered the internship position is employed will be economically reimbursed for the position during the internship period.


There will be an economic compensation for the person taking up the internship position connected to the stay in Brussels.


Further information about the internship can be obtained from Head of the NTNU Brussels Office Massimo Busuoli,, phone + 39 34 28 07 04 97 or Coordinator of International Affairs Nina Sindre,, phone +47 73 59 80 17/+ 47 908 65 688


Applications with CV, grade transcripts and other enclosures must be submitted through 
Mark the application with NTNU-nr. 65/18.

Application deadline: 6 August 2018.


Interviews will be conducted during week 36 in Trondheim or via Skype for candidates not able to be there.

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  • Intern utlysning
  • Søknadsfrist
    6. august 2018
  • Arbeidsgiver
    NTNU - Norges teknisk-naturvitenskapelige universitet
  • Nettside
  • Arbeidssted
    NTNU Brussels Office
  • Jobbnorge-ID
  • Intern-ID
    NTNU-nr. 65/18
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