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The European Union Traineeship program offers students a unique chance to gain firsthand experience in EU policymaking through paid placements in its offices across Europe.

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In addition to the valuable experience gained in an international setting, trainees receive a living stipend of €7,625 to help cover living expenses during the traineeship.

Below, we provide a detailed breakdown of the European Union Traineeship Program, including its requirements, benefits, and application procedures.

European Union Traineeship Details

The European Parliament offers two types of traineeships: Traineeships in the Secretariat (Schuman traineeships) and Traineeships with Members of the European Parliament.

1. Traineeships in the Secretariat – Schuman Traineeships:
– Paid traineeships can be undertaken at the European Parliament’s official places of work in Brussels, Luxembourg, or Strasbourg, or in its Liaison Offices in Member States.

2. Traineeships with Members of the European Parliament:
– 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.

Eligibility Requirements

To be considered for the European Union Traineeship, applicants must:

– Be aged 18 or over.
– Be nationals of a Member State of the European Union or an accession/candidate country (nationals of other countries can also be considered).
– Hold a university level diploma.
– Have a thorough knowledge of one of the official EU languages and a very good knowledge of a second language (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 benefited 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.


Trainees receive a monthly grant, the amount of which varies by location due to different living costs across Europe.
On average, trainees can expect to receive approximately €1,524.59 per month.
This financial support is designed to help cover living expenses during the traineeship.


European Union traineeships are awarded for a period of five months:
– Traineeship period 1: October 1 – February 28/29 (apply from May 1 to May 31)
– Traineeship period 2: March 1 – July 31 (apply from October 1 to October 31)
Spontaneous applications will not be considered.

Method of Application

– Click on the button below to visit the European Union webpage.
– Proceed to the traineeship application webpage.
– Select and apply for a maximum of three traineeships.
– If shortlisted, provide certain supporting documents to prove eligibility.
– If selected, receive an official Admission Letter via email.

Application Deadline: May 31, 2024.