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Prácticas en organismos europeos
Prácticas en organismos europeos

Internships in European organizations

The accomplishment of professional internships after finishing the university studies is a good option to improve your skills, to extend your competitions and to acquire the experience necessary to join to the labor world.

Most European institutions and organizations offer internships in different departments and locations. The implementation period is between three and six months and, in his most, they are remunerated.

There are general requirements for all of them, such as elderly or mastering at least two official languages ​​of the European Union, being one of them, usually English or French. Generally it is necessary to be in possession of a university degree, but, in some of them, admit students of the last courses.  Each agency sets its own criteria.

European Commission
They develop  in Brussels and Luxembourg.
It offers two types of remunerated practices both  of five months of duration:
General Practices for lawyers, journalists, graduates in business administration and management. For translators and interpreters.
There are two sessions per year: from 1 March to 31 July (application from 1 July to 1 September ) and from 1 October to 28 February (applications from 3 to 31 January) .


European Parliament

Headquarters in Strasbourg, Luxembourg and Brussels.
It offers several types of practices :
Robert Schuman scholarships, General option (mainly Economics, Law , Political Science etc.) And choice of Journalism. Remunerated. The practices have a duration of 5 months. There are two sessions: for those who begin on March 1, is necessary to realize it  from 15 August to 15 October of the previous year and for those who begin on October 1, the request it is necessary to realize it from March 15 to May 15.
Translation practices for graduates, remunerated, lasting three months, and to students, not remunerated for a period of one to three months. They are realized for the secretary of Luxembourg. For both, there are four calls a year. For those who begin on January 1, the deadline is August 15, for starting April 1, the deadline is November 15, for starting July 1, the deadline is February 15, and for starting October 1, the deadline is May 15.
Student internships, unpaid, have priority to be performed by students in their training. Duration: one to four months. Three calls a year: to perform from 1 January to 30 April, the application period ends on 1 October, to perform May 1 to August 31, the application deadline ends on February 1 and to perform the September 1 to December 31, the application deadline ends on June 1.
Practices for disabled persons, graduates or not. Remunerated. The practices have a duration of 5 months and there are two summons for those who begin on March 1, the request it is necessary to realize it from August 15 to October 15 of the previous year and for those who begin on October 1, from March 15 to May 15.

Council of the European Union
Headquarters in Brussels.
They have a duration of five months. They are remunerated. It is a necessary realized credit, at least, the first cycle of university studies. There are two sessions per year, from 1 February to 30 June (applications until October 1) , and from 1 September to 31 January (applications until April 1)


Account court
Headquarters in Luxembourg.

Practical training courses in fields related to their activities. Maximum period of five months. They can be paid or unpaid.

Court of Justice

Headquarters in Luxembourg.
Internships are unpaid, for a maximum duration of five months.
There are two internships: 1 March to 31 July (with application deadline 30 September) and from 1 October to 28 December (application deadline April 30) .
Candidates must have a university degree in law or political science (specialty law) or for practices in the Interpretation Directorate, a title of a conference interpreter. Required good knowledge of French.

European Central Bank
Headquarters in Fráncfort del Meno, Germany.
Practices remunerated between three and six months. Mandatory English proficient.


Economic and Social European Committee
Headquarters in Brussels.
Each year  they offer two periods internships of short and long duration of 3 months or five months, beginning February 16 and September 16. Remunerated.

Committee of the Regions
Headquarters in Brussels.
Each year they offer two periods of practices of five months beginning February 16 and September 16. Remunerated. They also offer short breaks, unpaid, for students.
 

Ombudsman
European ombudsman practices from 4 to 12 months, remunerated. Two periods: to start on September 1, you must send a request before April 30, to begin on January 1, it is necessary to send your application before August 31. They are realized in Strasbourg or Brussels.
 

European Centre for Modern Languages
The practices are held in Graz (Austria ). They are directed for persons with graduate level training and multilingual, and have a duration of 6 months; from January to June, customers must apply before August 31, or from July to December, it is necessary to request them, before February 28. The main objective of the internship is to know the methodology of work of the center and to develop projects that include activities related to different workspaces CISM .


European Investment Bank
Practices are held in the departments of the European Investment Bank in Luxembourg. They have a duration from 1 to 5 months.

Written by EurodeskQualified Multiplier,  Zaragoza.