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Apply Now for Robert Schuman Programme Traineeships at the European Parliament (Fully-funded)

Apply Now for Robert Schuman Programme Traineeships at the European Parliament (Fully-funded)

Introduction: Are you passionate about European politics and eager to gain hands-on experience in the heart of the European Union? The European Parliament is offering exciting opportunities for traineeships through the Robert Schuman Programme. These paid traineeships, lasting five months, provide a unique chance to work in various roles within the European Parliamentary Research Service (EPRS). If you aspire to be part of a diverse and inclusive community of trainees, read on to discover how you can apply.

Program Overview: The Robert Schuman Programme encompasses two distinct types of traineeships:

1. Schuman Traineeships in the Secretariat: These paid traineeships can be pursued at the European Parliament’s official locations in Brussels, Luxembourg, and Strasbourg, or at its Liaison Offices in Member States. A Schuman traineeship offers invaluable insights into the workings of the EU institutions and the European Parliament itself—a pivotal platform for EU-level decision-making and political discourse. Trainees can explore a wide array of fields, including EU internal and external policies, finance, law, multilingualism, administration, infrastructure, logistics, communication, and IT.


2. Traineeships with Members of the European Parliament (MEPs): MEPs may offer paid traineeships at their offices within the European Parliament premises in Brussels or Strasbourg. These traineeships provide an opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the working methods of MEPs. Assignments during the traineeship cover diverse fields, and specific tasks are assigned by the MEP who grants the traineeship.

Eligibility Criteria: For Schuman Traineeships, applicants must:

  • Be aged 18 or over.
  • Hold nationality from an EU Member State, an accession/candidate country, or in some cases, another country.
  • Possess a university-level diploma.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in one official EU language and very good knowledge of a second language (for non-Member State citizens, very good knowledge of English, French, or German is required).
  • Provide an eligible criminal record.
  • Not have worked or undertaken any other traineeship in an EU institution, body, or agency for more than two consecutive months.
  • Not have conducted a study visit at the Secretariat of the European Parliament within six months preceding the start of the traineeship.

For Traineeships with MEPs, applicants must:

  • Be aged 18 or over, with exceptions possible upon request.
  • Hold nationality from an EU Member State, an accession/candidate country, or in some cases, a third country, subject to visa requirements.
  • Possess the necessary educational qualifications.
  • Have a thorough knowledge of one official EU language.
  • Not be party to an employment contract or any working contractual relationship during the traineeship.
  • Not have previously completed a traineeship with a Member or worked as a parliamentary assistant to a Member, whether locally or accredited.

Benefits: Monthly grants and allowances during the traineeship period vary by country. For detailed information, refer to the official website.

How to Apply: Visit the official website for comprehensive application details and deadlines.

Don’t miss this exceptional opportunity to contribute to European policymaking and immerse yourself in the EU’s dynamic environment. Apply now and become a part of the Robert Schuman Programme at the European Parliament.


Please visit the official website for more details.