The Francis Vals Fund

The S&D Group's (previously known as the Socialist Group) Francis Vals Fund began in 1974 in memory of their late president.

Internships last five months and candidates are selected by the National Delegations

Semester  Beginning of traineeship   Duration Registration period 
 1st semester  mid-February  5 months November 2016 (Precise dates will follow)
 2nd semester  mid-September  5 months (Precise dates will follow)
To apply for the traineeship you must fulfill the conditions specified in Article 2 of the internal rules governing traineeships in the S&D Group and complete the online application form.

We advise you not to wait until the last day to apply, to prevent the system becoming overloaded by a large number of applications.
When applying online, you have a maximum of 30 minutes to complete each page of the application form. Please note that if you leave your application form inactive for 30 minutes, the data you have entered will be lost. We therefore advise you to read the internal rules.
In order to apply to those departments that best suit your profile, you can find out more about the work of each team in our Secretariat.
The application is submitted in a single operation and cannot be changed once submitted. Therefore, please make sure that it is correct and complete before submitting it.
You can submit applications for more than one traineeship or for different semesters, but you can only send one application for any one option. If multiple applications are submitted for the same option we will only consider the most recent one.
Please note that incomplete applications will automatically be rejected.
Once you have submitted your online application a confirmation message will automatically be sent to your email address.