Traineeships for university graduates – General Option or Journalism Option (Schuman Scholarships) – European Parliament (EP)
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 applications
Application period Traineeship period
15 August – 15 October (midnight) 1 March – 31 July
15 March – 15 May (midnight) 1 October – 28/29 February