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calendar_month 20 Iul 2007, 00:00
TRAINEESHIPS AT THE ESPON COORDINATION UNIT (CU) - LUXEMBOURG The ESPON Coordination Unit is looking for two trainees for a period of 5 months to join our international team.

We would like you to start as soon as possible, preferably by mid September 2007.

ESPON is a network providing European observation and evidence on territorial development and cohesion. The ESPON CU will during 2007 reach a number of 11–12 permanent staff members. The CU is located in Esch-sur-Alzette, 15 km south-west of Luxembourg City. Access is easy by car or by train. The station is only 5-10 minutes walk away.

The ESPON CU can offer a five-month period of training for young academics in the final stage of the university’s degree or for Ms students in spatial development and planning, geography, regional economics, political science and/or other field related to territorial development.

The job will include a variety of tasks related to the ESPON 2013 Programme, both content oriented tasks (i.e. involvement in the launch of ESPON 2013 Programme research activities and targeted analysis) and administrative tasks (i.e. compiling information and implementation of the administrative framework for projects).

The work may as well include participation in communication activities, the continuation of the work done on the map collection by previous trainees, work on an ESPON binder on the current specific platform aiming at giving guidance for future ESPON applied research projects and the reorganisation of files related to ESPON projects for public web access.

An allowance of 1.000 Euro per month will be available.

Your profile

You are a student registered at University and carry a passport from Member States of the European Union or from Norway, Switzerland, Iceland or Liechtenstein (full partners in the ESPON programme).

Applicants should demonstrate:

- Motivation and some knowledge in relation to European cooperation in the field of Structural Funds, regional policy and/or spatial development and planning

- Excellent skills in speaking and writing English and preferably good communication skills in other languages (knowledge of the French language will be an asset)

- Ability to become a strong team players, open and capable of working under pressure in a multicultural working environment

- Acquaintance with the Windows Office applications (Word, Excel and Access) and experience with Corel Draw, Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Illustrator and ArcMap would be considered an advantage.

How to apply

Your application shall include a motivation letter, your Curriculum Vitae and copies of university diplomas and other diplomas or certificates (in chronological order).

All the above mentioned documents shall be sent by e-mail to trainee@espon. eu.

Deadline for submitting an application is 24th August 2007 at 15h.

You will as applicant be informed by 31st August 2007 on the selection of trainees made.

The ESPON Programme applies the principle of equal opportunities between men and women.

Further information

You can get further information about the job and the ESPON Coordination Unit by contacting Pedro Móia +352 54 55 80 708 or Estelle Evrard +352 54 55 80 703.

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