Parliament offers several options for traineeships within its Secretariat, to provide opportunities for vocational training and for learning more about what the European Parliament is and does.
The goal of the Schuman traineeships is to contribute to EU citizens’ European education and vocational training and to provide insight into the work of the European Parliament.
Three Types of Traineeships are available:
- The general option, open to any candidate who meets the criteria.
- The Journalism option: Candidate must provide proof of professional experience, as evidenced either by works published, or by the membership of an association of journalists in an EU Member State, or by a qualification in journalism recognized in the EU Member States or in the applicant’s countries.
- The Sakharov option: This Traineeship programme aims to enhance trainees’ knowledge of the European Parliament’s human rights work and international human rights standards. It is aimed at candidates with a particular interest in human rights.
- Interns working in Brussels and Luxembourg receive an allowance of Euro 1313.37/month, with a weighting applicable for the rest of the places of assignment.
Applicants for a Schuman traineeship must:
- be aged 18+;
- hold a university level diploma(s);
- fulfill the language requirement;
- provide an eligible criminal record;
- not have worked for more than two consecutive months within an EU Institution or body;
not have carried out a visiting junior or senior academia of six months prior the beginning of the traineeship.
Requirements: Applicants need to have a full university degree of at least three years of studies (a Bachelor Degree or equivalent) at the same time of submitting the application. If applicants have not yet finished their studies, then they are not eligible for this program. Even if applicants graduate the day after the deadline for applications, they will have to wait until thye next session.
The Deadline for this Traineeship is June 30, 2019.