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Internship programme launched for the SiS Catalyst Project

January 31, 2013

BRUSSELS – Eight internships will be introduced for students as part of the implementation of the SiS Catalyst Project, which is an initiative taken to foster and support ethical, effective and sustainable engagement between children aged 7-14 years and decision makers that shape the children’s future.

ESU has a leading role in launching and co-ordinating all internship related activities for the project and thus acts as a link between the students and the host organisations.

The first phase of the project has just been closed, where expressions and interests of the potential hosting organisations were collected. The results from the evaluation of that examination will be announced in the first week of February. Students that are interested in participating in the project will be able to apply for an internship in the form of a temporary assignment immediately after the evaluation has been finished where they can choose among the relevant host organisations selected and the relevant fields of activities.

The areas of activities for the SiS Catalyst internships will be the following:

1. Engaging children in SiS activities in a university.

2. A university taking SiS activities to children in a rural context.

3. A university taking SiS activities to children in an urban context.

4. A university taking SiS activities to children through schools.

5. SiS activities for children delivered in a theatre.

6. Museum based delivery of SiS activities for children.

7. Delivering SiS activities for children through Festivals.

8. Delivering SiS activities for children through Media.
It is expected that the first internships will begin in April this year and that they will correspond to the students’ academic programmes.

Stay tuned for more news by following ESU’s website or visit regularly the homepage for the SiS Catalyst project.

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For more information, please contact:

Karina Ufert, ESU Chairperson: +32/473.669.892 // karina@esu-online.org or Robert Hlynur Baldursson, ESU Communications Manager: +32/473.669.894 // robert@esu-online.org

The European Students’ Union, headquartered in Brussels, is the umbrella organisation of 47 national unions of students from 39 European countries. ESU represents and promotes the educational, social, economical and cultural interests of students at the European level. Through its member unions, ESU represents over 11 million students in Europe. To find out more about ESU, follow us on Twitter @ESUtwt, check out or Facebook page or visit www.esu-online.org. ESU celebrates its 30th anniversary in 2012.

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