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 (Precise dates to follow)
 2nd semester  mid-September 5 months (Precise dates to follow)
All traineeship candidates are entitled to apply for ONE of the 6 specific funds*, or the FRANCIS VALS fund AND a maximum of ONE of the other 5 specific funds*.

*Any candidate applying for the "Traineeships for young people with disabilities" must have a medically recognised disability. We will require proof of a candidate’s disability.

Should a candidate submit multiple applications for the same fund, we will only consider the most recent one.

In order to determine to the department that best suits your profile, you can find out more about the work of each team in our Secretariat.

To apply for a traineeship you must fulfil the conditions specified in Article 2 of the internal rules governing traineeships in the S&D Group and complete the online application form.

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 before starting to fill in the application form online.

To prevent the system becoming overloaded by a large number of applications, We advise you not to wait until the last day to apply.

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. Once you have submitted your online application a confirmation message will automatically be sent to your email address.

Please note that incomplete applications will automatically be rejected.

Related documents 
S&D Traineeships - Internal Rules