Traineeship / Thesis / Dissertation

You have not graduated yet but show interest in public health?

For a traineeship or in the frame of a thesis/dissertation, Sciensano is your partner in building your future career.


A traineeship, a chance …

  • for you to get to know the professional world
  • to gain concrete and practical experience
  • to learn with skilled colleagues
  • to develop skills useful for your future
  • to advance in your career before the end of your studies
  • to improve your CV

What are the conditions for applying?

  • Student in the final year of a vocational bachelor’s degree or a master’s degree OR registered with an employment placement organisation
  • Traineeship in the context of studies/professional integration AND insurance cover by the teaching establishment/employment placement body
  • Traineeship period of at least three months
  • We do not accept volunteer or paid trainees


It is also possible to complete a thesis/dissertation in collaboration with the researchers of Sciensano. If thesis/dissertations projects are available, they can be found on our website. You may also suggest projects related to our activities. Visit our website to get a precise idea of the subjects studied at Sciensano.

A thesis/dissertation, an opportunity…

  • to collaborate with renowned scientists
  • to develop expertise in a given field
  • to get to know the world of applied research

What are the conditions for applying?

  • Student in the last year of a master’s degree OR in the framework of a doctoral project

How to apply for a traineeship/dissertation project?

Do you share our values and our vision of traineeships, dissertations and public health? Apply in the following way.

Determine exactly in which area you want to spend your traineeship or the subject of your dissertation (cf. visit our website).

Send your CV and a letter of motivation to Personnel & Organisation (, detailing the chosen field and the duration (of the traineeships). Specify the following in the ‘object’ field of your e-mail: “Traineeship/dissertation + Surname + First Name”. The Personnel & Organisation Department will forward your request to the relevant scientific service. If the latter is interested, a person in charge will contact you directly to make an appointment.

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