Schuman Traineeships: Application Opening

The opening period to apply to Schuman Traineeships is coming up soon. The next one will be from 1st to 30th June 2021.

Schuman Traineeships

You might know them as Traineeships in the Secretariat, the Schuman Traineeships are just a part of the European Parliament offer to European young people. Another option is indeed the Traineeship with Members of the European Parliament. Hereby we are going to be talking about the Schuman Traineeships only.

They get their name from Robert Schuman, one of the main architects of the European integration project, responsible for over 70 years of peace and prosperity in Europe.

The Traineeships represent an opportunity for young people to undertake a valuable and meaningful experience inside the the European Institutions.
Such experiences receive a monthly reimbursement and can take place in one of the European Parliament’s official places of work – Brussels, Luxembourg and Strasbourg.

This upcoming round of Traineeships will start in October 2021 and finish in February 2022.

Why You Should Apply

There are many reasons why you should apply for the Schuman Traineeships. First of all, it is one-in-a-life experience, as you can do it just once. It provides participants with an insight into the work of the European Institutions. It also get you gain experience and training, thus enhances your education.

You can choose the field of your interest. The topic of the traineeships indeed varies on a variety of fields, such as EU internal and external policies, finance, law, multilingualism, administration, infrastructure and logistics, communication or IT.

Eligibility Criteria

The candidates eligible to apply must have the following characteristics:

  • be 18+ years old;
  • have the EU nationality or be from an accession/candidate country;
  • hold a University degree;
  • have a through knowledge of one of the official EU languages, plus a very good knowledge of a second one;
  • provide an eligible criminal record;
  • not have worked for the EU institutions before, for more than 2 consecutive months;
  • not have been a study visitor to the EU Institutions six months prior to the beginning of the Traineeship.

How To Apply

To apply for a Schuman Traineeship take your time! It is a long process and you want to fill in all the requirements at your best.

First of all, go to the Traineeship Application Page.

Then you have to select a maximum of 3 traineeships to apply to. In case you are being shortlisted, you will then have to provide documents to prove your eligibility. Warm advice: no cheating. If afterwards you are selected, you will be receiving an official Admission Letter via email.

If you have any question, you can contact the Trainee Outreach and Recruitment Unit.

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