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Boost Your Career in Sustainability! Pioneers Into Practice Scholarship is Open for Applications!

Updated: Jul 29, 2019

Pioneers into Practice Estonia Group Project

We are thrilled to open up applications for the third year to Pioneers into Practice scholarship program. The scholarship includes 1 month paid professional internship in 17 different European countries.

The program aims to give energy and sustainability experts an opportunity to learn from like minded-organizations, get new experience to bring back to their work in Estonia, and build their network. The Pioneers into Practice programme runs from May through to November and consists of a small group project in a summer, and a 4-6 week placement at your targeted organisation or enterprise in Europe. Our pioneers have an opportunity to choose their placement from hundreds of organisations from industry, small companies, universities, research institutes, local councils as well as nonprofit and public organisations.

"Over the course of 3 years, we have given out 18 scholarship to Estonian pioneers, who have spend their internships in UK, Cyprus, Malta, Hungary and Germany for example. Quite often what we see is that these internships bring on new partnerships between pioneer Estonian work and the host organisation", said Marit Lyngbaek, Board Member of Cleantech ForEst.

Program timeline:

  • 15th of April: Application deadline

  • April - May: Online training on “Systems Innovation”

  • 16 - 18th of May: Introductory workshop led by some of the top sustainability experts in the country

  • May - August: Group work on real life projects (30h), advised by your sustainability mentor

  • September - October: 4 - 6 week professional internship in your chosen organisation in Europe

  • November: Group project presentation grand final

Who should apply?

The program is designed for people with at least 2 years of work experience or advanced degree in energy, sustainability, food & water tech, electrical engineering, new materials, biology or related fields.

Application deadline is 15th of April. Apply here:

If you have any questions then reach out to the Pioneers into Practice Estonian Manager Kadri Kaarna


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