Have you ever wanted to work in the heartbeat of the European Parliament? Now is your chance!
Members of the European Parliament may offer paid traineeships at their offices in the premises of the European Parliament in Brussels (or Strasbourg) based on an agreement with the European Parliament.
The European Parliament offers different traineeships within its Secretariat in order to contribute to the vocational training of young citizens, and to the understanding of the working of the institution. These traineeships are awarded for a period of five months.
A traineeship will enhance your education and vocational training. It will allow you to better understand the working methods of the Members of the European Parliament.
The MEPs’ traineeships may be undertaken in a wide variety of fields. The Member of Parliament who awards the traineeship will assign specific tasks to be completed during the traineeship.
The duration of the traineeship is between six weeks and five consecutive months and is decided on by the Member of Parliament who awards the traineeship. It can start at any time during the year.
Trainees are awarded a monthly grant of between EUR 816 and EUR 1 339 for a full-time traineeship.
Members freely choose their trainees. However, candidates must fulfil the following criteria:
- be aged 18 or over (derogations from this age limit can be granted in response to a duly substantiated request);
- be nationals of a Member State of the European Union or an accession/candidate country. Nevertheless, Members may offer a
- traineeship to nationals of third countries, provided they comply with visa requirements;
- have obtained a secondary-school leaving certificate corresponding to the level required for entry to university, or have followed a higher or technical course of study to an equivalent level, or have obtained a university diploma;
- have a thorough knowledge of one of the official languages of the European Union;
- not be party to an employment contract or any working contractual relationship during their traineeship;
- not have carried out a previous traineeship with a Member, nor have previously worked as a parliamentary assistant to a Member, whether local or accredited.
- To submit an application, it is necessary to contact directly the Members of the European Parliament.
- Check the Apply Now link
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