Working abroad: internship opportunities at the European Parliament

Are you a recent graduate or a college student looking to work in a foreign country? Then you should know that every year, young and talented people living in the countries belonging to the European Union, have the chance to apply for internships at some of the Union’s institutions.

Let’s start with the European Parliament:


  • From March 15th to May 15th it is possible to apply for the Schuman Scolarship. These traineeships include many possibilities: the general options are for those student who are authors of a paper published for a scientific journal or university. Internships are paid around 1.200 euros per month and should last for a maximum of five months. There is also a journalism option addressed to those students capable of proving their experience in the field of journalism. Internships will take place in Brussels or Luxembourg.
  • For those who have a degree in Modern Languages and are interested in a translation traineeship, applications can be submitted during four different time of the year: June 15th to August 15th, September 15th to November 15th, December 15th to February 15th and March 15th to May 15th. Internships will start according to the application period – January, April, July and October.
  • Every year the European Parliament offers job positions to people with disabilities. This traineeship can last no longer than five months.


The European Investment Bank of Luxembourg is also an interesting organisation for those who want to work abroad. Until May 31st graduates in finance or law, with professional experience, can apply for a job position.

For more info check the website from the Parliament and Bank.

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