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Sunday, 15 March 2015
Traineeships in the European Parliament
Traineeships for university graduates - General Option or
Journalism Option (Schuman Scholarships)
Traineeships for university graduates are intended to enable
trainees to supplement the knowledge which they acquired during their studies
and to familiarise themselves with the activities of the European Union and, in
particular, the European Parliament.
These traineeships cover:
Robert Schuman scholarships, general option
Robert Schuman scholarships, journalism option.
Applicants for a traineeship for university graduates must.
be nationals of a Member State of the European Union or an
applicant country, without prejudice to the provisions of article 5 paragraph 2
of the Internal rules;
be aged 18 or over on their traineeship starting date;
have a thorough knowledge of one of the official languages
of the European Union;
not have been awarded any other traineeship or have been in
paid employment for more than four consecutive weeks at the expense of the
European Union budget.
Applicants for Robert Schuman scholarships, journalism
option, must demonstrate professional experience as evidenced either by works
published, or by membership of an association of journalists in a Member State
of the European Union, or by a qualification in journalism recognised in the
Member States of the European Union or in the applicant countries.
These traineeships are awarded for a period of five
months which cannot be extended.
Traineeship dates and deadlines for receipt of
15 August – 15 October (midnight)
1 March - 31 July
15 March – 15 May (midnight)
1 October - 28/29 February
To apply for the traineeship you must fulfil the conditions
and complete the online application form.
We advise you not to wait until the last day to apply, to
prevent the system from becoming overloaded because there are a large number of
When applying online, you have a maximum of 30 minutes to
complete each page of the application form. Please note that if you leave your
application form inactive for 30 minutes, the data you have entered will be
lost. We therefore advise you to read carefully the ‘Internal rules governing
traineeships and study visits in the Secretariat of the European Parliament’
and the Frequently Asked Questions before filling in the application form.
In order to apply to those Directorates-General that best
suit your profile, you can read their description via the information button i on the last page of the
application form or visit the website of the Secretariat of the European
The application cannot be changed online and is completed
and submitted in a single operation. After filling in your application please
make sure that it is correct and complete before submitting it.
You may send only one application for one traineeship
option. In case of multiple applications for one option we will keep only the
most recent one.
NB: Any incomplete applications will automatically be
Once you have confirmed/sent your online application you
will automatically receive a confirmation message to your email address. The
message contains a confirmation number that you should quote in all future
correspondence concerning the traineeship and the summary of your application
in pdf format, a paper version of which will be requested, if we offer you a
More information: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/aboutparliament/en/007cecd1cc/Traineeships.html?utm_campaign=engagor&utm_content=engagor_MzU1MzM4NA%3D%3D&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter