in its desire to contribute to the European education and vocational training of citizens and enable them to learn more about what is and what does the European Parliament, the institution offers several types of traineeships and study visits at the heart of its General Secretariat.
traineeships can be paid or unpaid; There are the following types: general option, option journalism, and traineeships for translators.
Paid practice periods are reserved for graduates of universities or centres of equivalent level, so that they can complete the knowledge acquired during their studies and become familiar with the activity of the European Union and, in particular, of the European Parliament.
different types of paid practice periods are as follows:
grants Robert Schuman, general option
Robert Schuman, option journalism scholarships.
candidates a grant Robert Schuman, general option, they have to prove in addition the authorship of a work of academic consistency drawn up in the context of proofs for a degree College or published in a scientific environment. One of these scholarships, which bears the name of «Chris Piening», may be granted to a candidate whose work has been devoted specifically to the relations between the European Union and the United States.
a scholarship candidates Robert Schuman, journalism option, have to prove also his professional competence by means of documentary evidence of its publications or membership in an association or Association of journalists of a Member State of the European Union, or a qualification in journalism recognised in the Member States of the Union or in the candidate countries for accession.
the duration of the periods of practical paid is five months.
home dates and deadlines for receipt of applications
beginning of the practice
date deadline for receipt of nominations
1 of March
from August 15 to October 15 to October midnight
from March 15 to May 15 at midnight
if your application is selected, you will be asked to submit the following supporting documents:
copy of the passport or identity document
Copy of the degree or university degree
Letter from a professional who is able to provide an objective assessment of their skills
Candidates for the general option: supporting document of a written work (certificate, page of guarda, diploma, etc.
Candidates for the journalism option: publications, or registration in a professional association of journalists in a Member State, or title of formation of journalist recognised in the Member States of the European Union or in the States candidates for membership of the European Union.
It is not necessary to send these supporting documents in this phase of the procedure; they will be requested him when being given a period of practice.
in the case of which offer a period of practice, keep in mind that it will be unsupported not submitting all the documents mentioned above, which will be asked.
are advised to candidates that before submitting their applications by line become familiar with the activities of the Directorates-General and the General Secretariat of the European Parliament, in order to present their applications to the services that best fit your profile.