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Traineeships for university graduates
The paid Robert Schuman traineeships (general and journalism option) are open to university graduates only; the aim is to enable you to complement knowledge acquired during your studies and familiarise yourself with the European Parliament.
All applicants for traineeships for university graduates must have obtained, before the deadline for applications, a university degree after a course of study of at least three years’ duration. For the journalism option, you must also show evidence of professional experience or qualification in journalism. If you meet these conditions, you can complete the online application form; you can only submit one application for one traineeship option.
Paid traineeships last 5 months and start on 1 March and 1 October each year. You can apply:
The European Parliament also offers training placements to young people over 18 years old who:
Priority is given to young people who are required to complete a training placement as part of their course of study.
Training placements normally last between 1 and 4 months. You can apply:
Please note that applications have to be submitted by using the online application form.