Job: Traineeship at the European Parliament (Language Technology R&D / Communication)

Thierry Hamon thierry.hamon at UNIV-PARIS13.FR
Tue May 12 13:23:16 UTC 2009

Date: Mon, 11 May 2009 15:57:06 +0200
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[Apologies for possible cross-postings]

The Information Technology and Support Unit (ITS) Unit at the
Directorate General for Translation at the European Parliament is
offering a paid 5-month traineeship programme (Schuman Traineeships -
general option) in the areas of Language Technology Research and
Development and Communication.
Entity and location: Information Technology and Support (ITS) Unit of
the Directorate General for Translation at the European Parliament in
The ITS Unit is looking for candidates for a traineeship in 2
different teams:
1) Research and Development Team - Computanional Linguist or Research
   Engineer with an interest in NLP and translation technologies.
2) Communication Team 

    a) Graduates with a degree in IT, Web publishing or equivalent
    b) Graduates with a degree in Journalism, Communication or

Detailed profile descriptions (3) are attached to this e-mail.
General requirements:
1) Be a national of a Member State of the European Union or of an
   applicant country (derogation possible).

2) Have a thorough knowledge of one of the official languages of the
   European Union and a good knowledge of a second (English or French)

3) Not have been awarded any other paid traineeship, or have been in
   paid employment for more than 4 consecutive weeks, with a European
   Institution or a Member or political group of the European

4) Have obtained, before the deadline for applications, a university
   degree after a course of study of at least three years? duration;

5) Submit a written reference from a university lecturer or from a
   professional person who is able to give an objective assessment of
   the applicant?s aptitudes.

6) have produced a substantial written paper, as part of the
   requirements for a university degree or for a scientific journal
You can find all rules governing traineeships on:
Application procedure:
Applications for traineeships starting on 1 October 2009 are accepted
until 15 May 2009 (midnight).
To find more information, conditions for admission and online
application form on this page:
To indicate in the application form that you would be interested in a
traineeship in ITS, please fill in:
a) in point 6 "Other" of the application form in subpoint "Aim of
   traineeship" in "other" that you are interested in a traineeship at
   the Information Technology and Support Unit at Directorate General
   for Translation

b) in point 6 "Areas of interest" select appropriate areas of interest
   (e.g.  information technology, engineering/technology, multimedia,

c) in point 6 "Department - preference": Directorate General for

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