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Traineeships in the European Parliament

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Would you like to gain work experience with the European Parliament?

Applications have opened for paid traineeships for University graduates at the European Parliament starting on the 1st of March 2017and lasting 5 months. Applications must be submitted by the 15th of October.

The Parliament also offers specialised traineeships for journalists and translators.


EU Traineeships for Graduates

Presentation1Applications are now open for paid traineeships of five months with the European Commission (or some executive bodies and agencies of the European Institutions like, for instance, the European External Action Service or Executive Agency for Competitiveness and Innovation), starting on 1 October. Successful applicants will receive a monthly grant of around €1,120 and reimbursement of travel expenses. Accident and health insurance can also be provided. Every year, there are about 1,300 places available, which provide selected candidates with hands-on experience in an international and multicultural environment, thus enriching their career prospects. Applications must be submitted online by noon (Brussels time), 29 January 2016.

EURAXESS guide available from the EU Bookshop – Information on research careers in Europe

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EURAXESS – Researchers in Motion is a pan-European initiative providing access to a range of information and support services to researchers wishing to pursue their research careers in Europe. Job vacancies can be searched by country and research area at: http://ec.europa.eu/euraxess/ A Euraxess Funding Search can be used to search for international funding opportunities, including funding to travel to conferences or to make short research visits. http://euraxessfunds.britishcouncil.org/Search.aspx/Index In 2010 the University of Aberdeen was awarded the ‘HR Excellence in Research’ badge by the European Commission for its work to implement the UK Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers http://www.abdn.ac.uk/develop/policy-strategy/hr-excellence-in-research-188.php A brief guide to Euraxess is available from the EU Bookshop: http://bookshop.europa.eu/en/euraxess-pbKI0113854/

The Stage: training opportunities for graduates


The European Commission offers two five-month periods of in-service training (stages) for university graduates from the member states of the European Union and to a limited number of nationals from non-member countries. These training periods entail work experience in one of the Commission’s departments and run from 1 March and 1 October each year.

The deadline for applications for October 2015 to February 2016 is 30/1/15

Link here For full details and links to information about traineeships with other EU institutions.

Careers With EU Institutions

Here’s some information on EU institution career opportunities for graduates:


Graduates (m/f)

If you are looking for a career in the international public sector, the EU Institutions offer exceptional scope and scale for professional development and personal growth, and the chance to make a real and lasting difference in the lives of millions of people in Europe and the world. You can apply from 13 March to 15 April 2014, 12.00 midday (C.E.S.T).
For full details on the profile and the application procedure visit graduates.eu-careers.eu.


Traineeships (or internships) are available in a wide range of fields and offer a great insight into the work of the EU. Opportunities are available in various fields. Most traineeships last around 5 months but this can vary depending on which institutions/agency you work for. Find out more on  our traineeships page.
Registration is now opened for the European Parliament’s traineeships (Deadline: May 15, 2014).

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