Training placements and traineeships at the European Parliament
Traineeships for university graduates
Traineeships as part of the Robert Schuman scholarship (general or journalist options) are available only to university graduates. These traineeships are intended to enable trainees to supplement their knowledge acquired at university and to familiarise themselves with the activities of the European Parliament.
All applicants for traineeships for university graduates must have obtained, before the deadline forapplications, a university degree after a course of study of at least three years’ duration. Applicants for journalism traineeships must also demonstrate professional experience or qualifications in journalism.If you meet the above criteria, you can complete an online application form. You may only make one application for one option. Traineeships are awarded for a period of five months and start on 1 March and 1 October. Deadlines for traineeship applications:
- from 15 August to 15 October (midnight) for traineeships starting in March the following year,
- from 15 March to 15 May (midnight) for traineeships starting in October the same year.
The European Parliament offers training placements to applicants aged over 18 years of age, who:
- have a secondary-school leaving certificate corresponding to the level required for entry to university,
- have followed a higher or technical course of study to an equivalent level.
Such placements are mainly reserved in particular for young people who are required to complete a training placement as part of their course of study.
Training placements are awarded for a period of between one and four months. Deadlines for submitting applications:
- 1 October (for training placements starting between 1 January and 30 April
- 1 February (for training placements starting between 1 May and 31 August )
- 1 June (for training placements starting between 1 September and 31 December)
Applications must be lodged via an online application form.