Traineeships in the European Parliament
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.
Traineeships for university graduates (Robert Schuman traineeships)
Traineeships for university graduates are intended to enable trainees to build on the knowledge they acquired during their studies and to familiarise themselves with the activities of the European Union and, in particular, the European Parliament.
The European Parliament offers young people who have a secondary-school leaving certificate (obtained before the deadline for applications) corresponding to the level required for entry to university, or who have completed a higher or technical course to an equivalent level, the opportunity to undertake training placements.
Translation traineeships for university graduates
These traineeships are awarded only to graduates of universities or equivalent institutions. Their purpose is to enable trainees to supplement the knowledge acquired during their studies and to familiarise themselves with the activities of the European Union and, in particular, the European Parliament.
Translation training placements
The European Parliament offers the opportunity to undertake translation training placements to applicants who have, before the deadline for applications, obtained a secondary-school leaving certificate corresponding to the level required for entry to university or who have followed a higher or technical course of study to an equivalent level.
The European Parliament's Directorate-General for Interpretation and Conferences does not provide basic training to linguists who want to specialise in conference interpreting, since under the principle of subsidiarity this is the responsibility of the national authorities in the Member States.