European People’s Party (EPP) Internship – Brussels

The European People’s Party offers five-month Fall 2023 (Expected September started date).

Who is eligible for the EPP internship?

We welcome applications from: · Masters students at any stage of their degree. · U.S. citizens eager to learn about the EU’s nature and founding values. · European citizens, especially those with an American background (i.e. have studied in the U.S.). As an equal opportunities employer, we encourage applications from young people with disabilities.

The internships for US applicants are not paid. The internships for EU applicants are covered by the rules applying to other EU internship programs.The EPP Group has primary sickness and accident insurance for all trainees. The EPP Group also covers the costs for all trainees to attend one plenary session of the European Parliament in Strasbourg.

What to expect?

You will… · Attend and report on committee meetings, plenary sessions, delegation meetings, and EPP group meetings to observe key policies that the Parliament deals with on a daily basis. · Conduct research and deliver brief papers on strategic subjects.  · Gain familiarity with how European legislation is shaped in the context of European Institutions (especially the European Parliament), the EPP Party and EPP Group. · Acquire invaluable insight into the daily life of a political adviser, the mechanisms of a political group, and the meanders of some of the most important institutions in the world. · Receive a detailed report about your performance during the internship. About the European People’s Party (EPP) Group

The EPP Group is the biggest political group in the European Parliament and our members come from 27 different countries in the EU (so-called Member States). The role of the Parliament is to co-legislate with the Council, therefore both institutions are labelled as co-legislators. Members of the European Parliament are directly elected every 5 years by citizens of all Member States which explains why this institution is often called the heart of European democracy. In the overall framework of the multiplying and well-developing EU-U.S. relations and the strengthening of the strategic transatlantic dialogues, the EPP Group in the European Parliament intensified its contacts and cooperation with U.S. counterparts and partners, U.S. universities, and think tanks.

How to apply

If you are interested in applying for a traineeship, please BOTH complete the online application form here AND email your CV or Resume and Motivation Letter to: Mrs Catarina Caldeira da Silva, Special Advisor for Strategic EU-U.S. dialogue, EPP Group, European Parliament, at A letter of recommendation should be emailed directly to Ms. Caldeira by your reference

Deadline to apply for Fall 2023 is May 15, 2023.

Learn more here

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