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Job Vacancies : 09 November 2021

Job Opportunities: Schuman Traineeships at the European Parliament

Job Opportunities: Schuman Traineeships at the European Parliament

Applications for the Schuman Traineeships at the European Parliament are now open and we would encourage all who meet the eligibility criteria to apply.

The Schuman traineeships are paid and can be undertaken at one of the European Parliament’s official places of work – Brussels, Luxembourg and Strasbourg – or in its Liaison Offices in the Member States. The traineeships last from 1 March to 31 July and applications are open until 30 November.

Why apply?

A Schuman traineeship will enhance your education and your vocational training. It will provide you with an insight into the work of the EU institutions and the European Parliament, a crucial forum for decision–making and political debate at EU level.

The Schuman traineeships may be undertaken in a wide variety of fields, such as EU internal and external policies, finance, law, multilingualism, administration, infrastructure and logistics, communication or IT.

Eligibility criteria

Applicants for a Schuman traineeship must:

  • be aged 18 or over;
  • be nationals of a Member State of the European Union or an accession/candidate country (a very limited number of traineeships to nationals of other countries can also be offered);
  • hold a university level diploma;
  • have a thorough knowledge of one of the official EU languages and a very good knowledge of a second (citizens of non–Member States must have a very good knowledge of either English, French or German);
  • provide an eligible criminal record;
  • not have worked, or have benefitted from any other type of traineeship, for more than two consecutive months in an EU institution, body or agency; and
  • not have carried out a study visit at the Secretariat of the European Parliament six months prior to the beginning of the traineeship.

How to apply

In order to apply, please visit the European Parliament’s traineeship application page:

  1. Select and apply for a maximum of three traineeships;
  2. If you are shortlisted, you will be required to provide certain supporting documents to prove your eligibility;
  3. If you are selected, you will get an official Admission Letter via email.

Further information

More information about the traineeships (including details about how to apply and the offers available) can be found on the European Parliament’s dedicated traineeships website.

You can also get in touch with their Trainee Outreach and Recruitment Unit directly by email for additional information.