Our five-month traineeships offer a unique opportunity to learn about how the European Parliament works. More than that, trainees get to attend one plenary session of the European Parliament in Strasbourg. Throughout their traineeship, trainees are supervised by an administrator from our Secretariat.
We offer five-month traineeships to EU citizens and candidates from associated and candidate countries. In addition, we also grant traineeships by way of derogation to a limited number of nationals from other countries.
As an equal opportunities employer, we encourage applications from young people with disabilities.
The EPP Group covers the cost of your accommodation in Brussels with a monthly allowance of 1,300 EUR. We also cover your travel to and accommodation in Strasbourg.
Please note that while we do cover insurance against accidents, you’ll need to take out your own insurance against illness before starting your traineeship.
You can apply for a paid traineeship so long as:
- You are a national of a Member State of the European Union or an associated or candidate country.
- You have a university degree, have completed three years of study (at least six semesters) at a university or an equivalent institute of higher education or provide an attestation from the university stating that a traineeship is required in the framework of your studies.
- You know two official EU languages well, one of which needs to be English, French or German. If you’re from a non-EU country, you only need to know at least one of the EU working languages (at B2 level or above).
- You haven’t been granted a paid traineeship in any EU institution, and you haven’t already been in gainful employment since completing your studies.
If you’re interested in applying for a traineeship, just complete our online application form.
Important note: You’ll also need to prepare some documentation in advance, such as letters of recommendation and copies of diplomas – you’ll find the details in the trainee description.
You can find further details about the EPP Group’s traineeships in the Rules.