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  • a paid professional internship (can be combined with the thesis writing)
  • networking opportunities with the wide range of SMEs working in computer networks
  • training and skills development in the fields of public speaking and agile software development (SCRUM)
  • last year BA, Master's or PhD level students in the fields of Computer Science, Engineering or other technology related fields with the interest in computer networks
  • 6 months availability with an approximate workload of 3 days per week 
  • Excellent command of English language
  • All participants must be nominated by a home NREN
  • be a member of GN4.3 project
  • be willing to faciliate and administer a paid internship based on the local HR/ legal requirements
  • be willing to host and support yound professionals locally, for example provide a working desk, helps with VC solutions and the like depending on location requirements
  • have a manpower to support TIM with a workload of 1/2 - 1 day per week based on 6 month cycle
  • mentorship skills
  • public speaking skills
  • agile software development/ SCRUM training

NREN TIM nomination process

Step 1 Recruit* TIM participants

Step 2 Identify the home representative

Step 3 Submit nomination by email to The nomination should include the following:

  • A young professional's (TIM participant) CV
  • A young professional's (TIM participant) Motivation letter explaning in a few paragraphs why they would like to take part in this initiative
  • An NREN motivation statement, a paragraph of why the TIM work is important to the NREN and how the internship arrangement will work locally 

Step 4 Receive the results of the nomination process. The TIM Selection Committee consists of

  • a representative of WP5T2, currently Niels van Dijk (SURFnet)
  • a representative of GLAD, currently Irina Mikhailava (GÉANT Association)
  • a representative of the community, currently Ann Harding (SWITCH)

The Selection Committee is there to ascertain the level of participants' expertise and motivation to take part in the TIM challenge. It is also there to ensure that home NRENs are equipped to support the TIM participants.

Step 5 Formalise the internship with the TIM participant based on the local NREN rules

Step 6 Join the work of T&I incubator together with the TIM participant

*GLAD can provide materials and support with the recruitment process

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