The S&D Group offers many traineeship opportunities to involve young people in the work of the S&D Group and the European Parliament and to promote the integration of citizens across Europe. All our trainees receive a grant and working opportunities include monitoring the work of parliamentary committees, working with the press team, participating in the S&D Group’s events, etc.
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*. Should a candidate submit multiple applications for the same fund, we will only consider the most recent one.
*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.
Candidates for the traineeship must:
- be nationals of a European Union member state, a candidate country for EU accession or a country which has a partnership agreement with the S&D Group
- be aged between 18 and 35 years
- share European socialist and democratic values
- have a perfect knowledge of one of the official languages of the European Union and in addition a very good knowledge of one of the working languages of the S&D Group (English, French, Spanish or German)
Please read the INTERNAL RULES before applying for a traineeship
|Semester||Beginning of traineeship||Duration||Registration period|
|1st semester||mid-February||3 or 5 months||Precise dates to follow|
|2nd semester||mid-September||3 or 5 months||Precise dates to follow|