Job Shadowing

Job Shadowing – What if I were a scientist?

The Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência programme “Job Shadowing – What if I were a scientist?” offers the opportunity for 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th grade students to participate in an online session with a scientist, by videoconference. 

For 1 hour, students can talk to a scientist and ask all the questions they have about science in general, the day-to-day life of a scientist, the academic path of scientists, the scientific research that is done at the institutes, etc. In this session, the main objective is to help students understand whether they would like (or not) to pursue a career in science. Each session will have the participation of a scientist and a maximum of 20 students. 

During the academic year 2020/2021, the program “Job Shadowing – What if I were a scientist?” will take place on the days: 

  • 17 December 2020 (18h – 19h) 
  • 18 December 2020 (18h – 19h) 
  • 22 April 2021 (18h – 19h)
  • 23 April 2021 (18h – 19h)
  • 15 July 2021 (18h – 19h)
  • 16 July 2021 (18h – 19h)



Job Shadowing – Scientist for a day 

The IGC Job Shadowing programme aims to help high school students (11th and 12th grade) to explore the skills needed for scientist work, so that they make an informed career choice. For a day, students accompany an IGC scientist in order to learn more about science and scientific research. This program takes place during the school holidays of Christmas, Easter and Summer. 

During the academic year 2020/2021, the program “Job Shadowing – Scientist for a Day” will take place on the days:

  • 21 December 2020 (10h – 17h)
  • 12 July 2021 (10h – 17h)

During the pandemic, the programme Job Shadowing – Scientist for a day may be canceled. 

The registration link for both Job Shadowing programmes will be available on this page. Within the scope of the “Ciência Aberta a Oeiras” program, resulting from the partnership established with Oeiras Municipality, the enrollment of students from the municipality of Oeiras for Job Shadowing must be made by their teachers through the online platform Oeiras Educa

For more information contact: [email protected].

Updated on 23 march 2021

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