Schuman Traineeships

The European Parliament (EP) is the legislative branch of the European Union and one of its seven institutions. Together with the Council of the European Union, it adopts European legislation, normally on a proposal from the European Commission. The Parliament is composed of 705 members (MEPs). The Parliament represents the second-largest democratic electorate in the world (after the Parliament of India) and the largest trans-national democratic electorate in the world

Deadline: November 30, 2020

Apply for the Schuman Traineeships in the European Parliament. The European Parliament offers several options for traineeships within its Secretariat, to provide opportunities for vocational training and for learning more about what the European Parliament is and does. The goal of the Schuman traineeships is to contribute to EU citizens’ European education and vocational training and to provide an insight into the work of the European Parliament. These traineeships are awarded for a period of five months.

The Schuman traineeships are paid and can be undertaken at one of the European Parliament’s official places of work – Brussels, Luxembourg, and Strasbourg – or in its Liaison Offices in the Member States. These traineeships are named after Robert Schuman, one of the main architects of the European integration project, responsible for over 70 years of peace and prosperity in Europe. He proposed pooling French and German coal and steel production into what would become the European Coal and Steel Community, the first of the European Communities, which grew to become the European Union

Candidates can apply for 3 traineeship offers per campaign.Every year 21 000 people apply for a traineeship at the European Parliament and 900 of them are selected. Recruitment and selection procedures are adapted to ensure that they do not disadvantage candidates with a disability


  • The travel allowance is a flat-rate amount of EUR 250 per trainee.
  • A monthly grant and other allowances: check for each country here. (Trainees are awarded a monthly grant of between EUR 816 and EUR 1 339 for a full-time traineeship)


Applicants for a Schuman traineeship must:

  • be aged 18+;
  • hold a university-level diploma(s);
  • fulfill the language requirement;
  • provide an eligible criminal record;
  • not have worked for more than two consecutive months within an EU Institution or body;
  • not have carried out a visiting junior or senior academia of six months prior the beginning of the traineeship.


Traineeship dates and deadlines for receipt of applications:

  • For the 1 October  traineeship – Application period: 1 June – 30 June
  • For the 1 March  traineeship – Application period: 1 November – 30 November

In order to apply, you will complete 2 steps

  1. To register
    • visit the Traineeship offers the main page;
    • select an offer that I would like to apply for;
    • Click on the button Apply online;
    • complete the New registration form with your personal data.
  2. To Apply
    • select an offer that I would like to apply for;
    • login to my account;
    • upload my CV (only Europass Format);
    • upload a motivation letter per traineeship offer (maximum one page)

In order to apply for a Schuman traineeship, please visit traineeship offers page.

For more information, visit Schuman Traineeships


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