Traineeships in the European Parliament

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Job Detail

  • Job ID 13775
  • Offered Salary 1000
  • Opportunity Type Fully Funded
  • Job Type Private sectors
  • Gender Male Female
  • Professions Human Resources
  • Duration 5 Months
  • Qualification CertificateDiploma Associate
  • Language Requirement English
  • Application Type Online

Job Description

Students from outside the EU and other member states are eligible to apply for a traineeship in the European Parliament. The European Parliament Traineeship for 2024 is now accepting applications. The European Parliament offers two different types of traineeships. The traineeship with members of the European Parliament and the Schuman traineeship We will talk about Schuman traineeships, as they are available to everyone.

The Schuman traineeships are paid and can be undertaken at one of the European Parliament’s official places of work—Brussels, Luxembourg, or Strasbourg—or in its liaison offices in the Member States.

These traineeships are named after Robert Schuman, one of the main architects of the European integration project, responsible for over 70 years of peace and prosperity in Europe. He proposed pooling French and German coal and steel production into what would become the European Coal and Steel Community, the first of the European Communities, which grew to become the European Union.


  • Opportunity type: Fully Funded
  • Opportunity: Traineeships
  • Trainee Country: Brussels or Luxembourg
  • Duration: 5 Months
  • Availability: International
  • Application type: Online
  • Gender: Male and Female
  • Deadline: December 31, 2023


  • 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.
  • The European Parliament is an equal opportunities employer; candidates without distinction as to gender, sexual orientation, cultural, ethnic, and religious backgrounds or disability are encouraged to apply, with reasonable accommodation available for successful candidates with disabilities who may need it.
  • As part of Parliament’s commitment to honouring journalists who were killed during the exercise of their work, the Directorate-General for Communication offers a number of Schuman traineeships in memory of Ján Kuciak, the Slovak investigative journalist who was murdered in February 2018.
  • be aged 18 or over;
  • be nationals of a Member State of the European Union or an accession or 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;
  • 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 our 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.

The Schuman traineeships are awarded for a period of five months.

  • Traineeship period: 1 October–28/29 February
    • you can apply from May 1 to May 31.
  • Traineeship period: 1 March–31 July
    • you can apply from October 1 to October 31.

Spontaneous applications will not be considered. for more information, please visit the official website 

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