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Computer specialist Internship Opportunity

, by  Sylvain ALLOMBERT

Objectif Sciences International is a NGO in Consultative Status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). Working in the field of science education, we are currently recruiting a computer specialist for a paid international mobility internship.

 Objectif Sciences International

Our NGO organizes scientific education and research programs which aim to find solutions for sustainable development issues (water, food, energy, biodiversity, climate...). It brings together volunteers of all ages who come to learn and apply scientific techniques within our participatory action research projects. These activities for learning about research through doing scientific research take the form of educational school trips or camps for children and teenagers, or citizen science trips for adults, students, businesses or public organizations.

 Internship description

Under the responsibility of the head of the IT department, you will take part in various tasks of the IT department like: management of the IT structure of the NGO and its websites, and IT support to the various research programs of the NGO in the implementation of their tasks. The exact details of the internship will be decided with the program manager, taking into account the candidate’s specific skills and their professional aims. By being part of an international group, you will work in remote teams that use the Agile methodology by means of collaborative tools (scrum).

 Your tasks

Depending on the project, the tasks may include:

  • Computer development of the websites of the NGO
  • Programming new features for the websites of the NGO
  • Development of mobile applications as part of research programs
  • General IT support for the different stakeholders of the NGO
  • Computer maintenance

 Your Profile

  • A Student or a graduate, with Bachelor’s degree or above, with training in IT
  • Computer skills including PHP, CSS, HTML5, Javascript, Jquery, Mysql, Linux, Git and Office tools
  • These computer skills would be considered an advantage: sysadmin linux, Python, Nodejs, GIS, development language for mobile (android and/or iOS)
  • Required fluency in French compulsory. Fluency in English is highly desirable. Knowledge of other languages would be valuable.
  • Good analytical and communication skills
  • Previous experience of team working, autonomy
  • Open minded, interested in science education


The detail of conditions will depend on the candidate’s profile and on the aim off the internship which will be discussed together.
Students: this internship has to take place within the Erasmus+ program which promotes international mobility within Europe. Get information on your eligibility from the international department at your University or your higher education school.
Job seekers : this internship has to take place within the international mobility program of your employment agency. Get information on your eligibility at its international service.
Full-time job based in France (Bordeaux) or Belgium (Brussels) depending on your country of origin.
Possible missions in France, Switzerland, and potentially in other countries.
Internship length and dates: dates to be decided together for an internship that would last between 3 and 12 months, depending on your situation.
Remuneration conditions: an internship allowance given by the European Union (+/- 600 euros) plus the possibility of an additional allowance paid by the NGO for field missions. During missions, the NGO will take care of travel, food and accommodation expenses.


OSI is currently offering several internship opportunities corresponding to different programs in the NGO: we would be grateful if you would only apply to the program which best suits your profile (in the event that your profile might be better suited for another program, we will transfer it internally). Multiple applications will not be considered.
To apply, please follow this process:

  • Step 1 : check your eligibility for an international mobility program within your University, higher education School or employment agency. Your eligibility should be specified in your application along with any potential constraints, such as internship length.
  • Step 2 : create your user account on this present web site of the NGO : http://www.osi-ngo.org/spip.php?page=inscription
  • Step 3 : deposit your proposal to this form