After one challenging year we have successfully completed the pilot phase of the BARI programme. More than 158 applicants, 182 internship offers from 72 universities and research institutions, 12 calls for applications, and 10 participating countries in the Baltic Sea Region, proved that a mobility programme for research internships is highly desirable, in the interest to capitalise on the research capacity present in the Baltic Sea Region.
Despite the barriers to mobility imposed by Covid-19, the flexible structure of the BARI programme allowed the students and their hosts to take advantage of the limited mobility windows conceded by the pandemic, and managed to award 60 scholarships, all in accordance with safety standards and in compliance with mandatory health protection measures.
The positive feedback we receive from the participants motivates us to look for new funding to continue the programme and this is our task now.
“BARI internship has helped me in lots of ways including well establishing myself and my career in Germany and Jena, made life contacts and experiences, financial stability and many more! And for all of that, I’m thankful to our BARI forever!” (student) “Due to the way BARI is organized, I felt that it was an excellent opportunity for me as a host to ease into the role of a supervisor and gain experiences … I feel that I learned a lot during this time. Thank you for giving me that opportunity!” (Ph.D.)
Many participants mentioned the ease of finding research offers as a benefit, and for this reason, we would like to open a Research Internship Market for listing internship offers. This way, students who are interested in doing research internships may find access to offers, and PhD candidates, who want to receive an intern in their projects, find a way to post their offers and make them visible.
You will find detailed information about the Research Internship Market here .