Applications for Traineeship at European Parliament Are Open

Employment and Social Affairs

Every year, through its traineeship programme, the European Parliament offers university graduates the possibility to spend a working experience in its premises.


By offering these traineeships, the Parliament seeks to familiarise trainees with the activities of the European Union, particularly the European Parliament, and to make them able to develop the knowledge they acquired during their studies.


The application procedure for university graduates traineeships starting on 1 October is currently open.


Trainees are actively involved in everyday work and they get an insight into the functioning of such international and multicultural environment.


The Parliament offers several kinds of traineeships, ranging from broad activities to specialised ones such as journalism, communication, research and translation, in order to provide opportunities for real vocational training and for learning more in details about what the European Parliament is and does.


The duration of the traineeships varies according to the type of programme from one to five months.


Applicants for those traineeship programmes must:

  • be nationals of a Member State of the European Union or a candidate country ;
  • be aged 18 or over on the traineeship start date
  • have a perfect knowledge of one of the official languages of the European Union or the official language of a candidate country and a thorough knowledge of two other official languages of the European Union
  • not have been awarded any other traineeship or have been in paid employment for more than four consecutive weeks at the expense of the European Union budget.


A traineeship at the European Parliament represents a unique opportunity to get hands-on experience in the work of the institution standing for EU citizens’ interests, not only in Brussels and Strasbourg, but also in other cities all over the EU.


Send your application before the 15th may if you want to become a part of Parliament’s day-to-day business.


For all the information on the different traineeships as well as for the application procedure, click here.

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