Dear EuroNetters,

A new year has just begun and the new board is working hard to make 2019 another amazing one for EuroNet!

I want to start this first communication as new Internships Lead by thanking my predecessor Julio and all the people that have been working hard on the Internships projects during 2018, your work has been precious for the development of the 2019 plan, and any future collaboration on the new projects will always be truly appreciated.

The main goals for 2019 are resumable in the following points:

  • To increase the number of Internships applications
  • To develop new communication and application strategies about internships and mobility for Public Health residents inside the EU
  • To strengthen and expand collaboration with partners and with the National Associations of Public Health residents

The main actions to achieve these goals will require a strong involvement of endeavoured residents, not only those who already are actively participating to EuroNet activities (members of National Commissions), but also of those who still are not fully engaged, but play a role inside their National Associations or simply are interested in working on mobility and helping their colleagues achieving internships periods.

Another important action, in order to try to raise the number of possible positions, is to engage in new partnerships that could provide internships and trainings or grants for summer schools and similar projects. At the same time, strengthening the already existent collaborations, in continuity with the previous board´s excellent work, might also lead to new opportunities of this kind.

The main actions to achieve these goals will require a strong involvement of endeavoured residents, not only those who already are actively participating to EuroNet activities (members of National Commissions), but also of those who still are not fully engaged, but play a role inside their National Associations or simply are interested in working on mobility and helping their colleagues achieving internships periods.

Another important action, in order to try to raise the number of possible positions, is to engage in new partnerships that could provide internships and trainings or grants for summer schools and similar projects. At the same time, strengthening the already existent collaborations, in continuity with the previous board´s excellent work, might also lead to new opportunities of this kind.

The results of this work can contribute to the formation of a working group, to the creation of workshops about this theme or can be used for whatever other useful scopes that will cross our path.

So, to be short, the plan is settled, now I need YOU!!!

If you are interested in joining the Internships Team, just send me an email (internships@EuroNetmrph.org), I will be extremely pleased to welcome you in the team and we can start working together.

There is of course a lot of room for plan improvement and for you to add new ideas, the work to do is not little but it´s going to be fun, interesting and never overwhelming!

And keep in mind that during the meeting in Torino we will have time to know each other and have the chance to organize the main part of the work.

This call for action is of course open to any PH resident, whether this is the first time you are reading the newsletter or not, just join if interested or simply curious!

Join the Internships, Stay for the Net!

Internships Lead

Robin Thomas