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If you represent an organisation willing to host at least one intern for at least one month until December 2024, please read the 2024 Call for applications of organisations (pdf) and submit the Application form!

Applications for organisations are open throughout the entire programme duration.

If you are an MSc student willing to carry out a one-to-three-month internship in one of the organisations presented in our Pool of organisations, please read the 2024 Call for applications of students (pdf) carefully and submit the Application form!

RIS Internship - Master thesis opportunities for students in 2024!

From January 2024, students will have an opportunity to boost their RIS internship experience by combining it directly with working on their master thesis topics. Below, you will see the list of available topics.

If you want to apply for the certain topic you should follow these steps:

  1. Apply to the RIS internship programme (possible from 8th of January 2024)
  2. Choose the organisation which is offering the topic (name is under the topic link)
  3. Contact the organisation and discuss all the necessary details (contact e-mail is under the topic link)
  4. Create a common internship in the online matchmaking platform.

*Before applying for the specific master thesis, please check with your current universities all the conditions to work on your master thesis in another organisation.

List of available master thesis:

RIS Internship life cycle

The lifecycle of the RIS Internship Programme starts with the launching of the Calls for applications. Calls for applications are envisaged as follows (the Programme managers maintain the right to change the schedule):

Calls Launching of the Call (start date) Duration of the Call (end date)
Date Responsible partner
Call for organisations (.pdf) 28/02/2022 UNIZG-RGNF until 31st October 2024
Call for students 2022  01/06/2022 until 17th November 2022
Call for students 2023 01/02/2023 until 10th November 2023
Call for students 2024 (.pdf) 08/01/2024 until 31st October 2024

All calls will be published on the Programme website, which we like to call a Business - Intern Matching Platform.

Organisations apply via an online application form available on the website. Applied and approved organisations will enter the open database Pool of organisations, providing all relevant information online, for the potential interns to explore. The database is managed and maintained by the RIS Internship programme coordinator. Students will be able to read the descriptions of all organisations and see the details of internship opportunities (number of open positions, possibility to accept international/national/EIT Labelled students, available months,..) and submit their application for the most suitable one (and one or two alternative options).

Matchmaking of the students and organisations will be made by the RIS Internship programme coordinator, by following an agreed procedure. After a match between the student and an organisation is made, two contracts will be signed: one between the Programme management (UNIZG-RGNF) and the student, and the second one between UNIZG-RGNF and the hosting organisation. After the signature of the contracts, both the student and the supervisor will be directed to an online training (webinars) prepared by the Consortium. Immediately after the completion of the training, a competency assessment will be carried out. The competency assessment test is obligatory for each student passing the eligibility check for our programme, and for all organisations currently in the pool as well as all new organisations joining the pool. It is also a prerequisite to stay in our databases.

Based on the contracts signed, funds will be awarded to the student (according to the categories listed in the Call for students).
After the completion of an individual internship, a final report and evaluation report will be submitted by an intern to the Programme managers (using an online form). The respective supervisor will access only the evaluation survey assessing the intern, internship implementation and other elements of the Programme, in order to monitor and improve the quality of the programme.