If you still want more science for policy, it might be time to start moving your career toward a role on the science-policy interface! The European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) currently has an open call for Scientific Trainees to join their ranks in October 2022 for up to 5 months. The call is seeking to recruit trainees across 18 thematic areas including climate change, energy, technology monitoring and assessment, ecosystem services and natural resources, data science, and science communication!
The JRC functions as the Commission’s in-house science and knowledge service provider, employing scientists to provide independent scientific advice and support to EU policy. As a result, JRC traineeships provide a fantastic opportunity for scientists to gain a better understanding of how policy institutes operate, what current and upcoming issues are, and how to effectively communicate science with a policy audience. You can also read some personal insights and experiences from a former JRC Trainee here if you’d like to get the inside scoop before applying!
All European Commission Traineeships are renumerated. The deadline to apply is midnight on 31 May 2022.