The internships will be provided in different departments of the Port Authority and are aimed at young people resident in riverside towns
For the sixth consecutive year, the Bilbao Port and River Foundation, within the framework of the agreement between the members of the Foundation’s Governance Board, is offering an internship programme in different departments of the Port Authority of Bilbao. Ten places are on offer, aimed at young university graduates or qualified Higher Level Vocational Training students under 30 years of age. All applicants must be currently unemployed, without qualified experience related to their training and without having previously been awarded a scholarship for work practice, as established by the Novia Salcedo Foundation, which manages this type of scholarship.
All the internships will be funded by the Bilbao Port and River Foundation. Successful applicants must be registered as resident in one of the nine riverside towns that make up the Foundation’s Governance Board (Bilbao, Erandio, Leioa, Getxo, Barakaldo, Sestao, Portugalete, Santurtzi and Zierbena).
The closing date for applications is 1 October and the internships will begin on 19 October. The scholarship period shall run for eight months and the selection process will be managed by the Novia Salcedo Foundation.
The programme, its terms and conditions and the work placements on offer in each specific functional area are available for consultation on the website of the Foundation.
The Bilbao Port and River Foundation comprises the nine riverside towns: Barakaldo, Bilbao, Erandio, Getxo, Leioa, Portugalete, Santurtzi, Sestao and Zierbena, as well as the Port Authority of Bilbao. It is also supported by a further twenty or so companies and organisations involved in port activity.
The main objective of the Foundation is to promote and develop plans of general interest, within a wide socio-cultural and recreational framework, to enable a better understanding and knowledge of the historic and present-day importance of the Port of Bilbao, and of the Bilbao River, in the economic and social development and the integration of the riverside towns, as well as innovation-linked projects and initiatives in the port sector.
The aims of the Foundation are: to research, conserve and raise awareness of the historical, cultural and economic legacy of the Port of Bilbao; to promote, encourage and/or develop projects, activities, studies, initiatives or research that enable innovation, technological improvement and competitiveness in the port sector, including the granting of subsidies, assistance or financial aid; to enter into collaboration and sponsorship agreements in the social, cultural or sports fields; to organize congresses, technical seminars and training courses within the port sectors; to produce publications, and to grant scholarships and aid for training within the port sector.