The European Parliament Liaison Office (EPLO) in Washington, DC works to develop and strengthen the relationship between the United States Congress and the European Parliament. EPLO is currently seeking recent graduates to participate in their Fall 2021 internship program. This position is full-time and paid a monthly stipend of around €1336 or $1890.50. The fall internship will run from September 15th to December 15th with a possible two-month extension until February 15th, 2022.
The deadline to apply for the fall intake is the end of the day on June 7th, 2021.
Up to four interns will be accepted into the office and each will be assigned to a European Parliament’ staffers. Applicants may express an interest in one or more of the possible portfolios in their application, but it is not compulsory and not a guarantee that if selected, that will be the portfolio assigned. Interns may also work on more than one portfolio throughout the course of their internshipStaffers cover the following policy portfolios:
- Foreign affairs, international trade, development, and human rights
- Data, privacy, counter-terrorism, migration
- Financial services, energy, environment
- Cross-policy: Outreach and public diplomacy
- Cross-policy: European Parliament Research Service
- Cross-policy: Liaison with Congress leadership, embassies
- Aid staffers on specific policy areas or a broader range of transatlantic policy issues
- Participate in events and meeting with major interlocutors
- Analyze legislation and policy discussions relevant to the transatlantic EU-US relationship
- Prepare working papers, memos, and research papers for Members of the European Parliament and staffers
- Assist in the preparation and management of visits to the US by Members of the European Parliament
- Maintain and develop EPLO’s database of contacts
- Support outreach through event management, content, and multimedia productions
Please check you meet all the criteria before applying. EPLO welcomes applications from:
- US citizens and others with the right to work in the US.
- University graduates. Candidates need to have completed studies at least at the undergraduate level and must be able to provide an undergraduate or postgraduate diploma/official transcript at least one month before the beginning of the internship.
- Candidates must be available for a full-time internship. It is not possible for EUPLO to accommodate part-time arrangements.
- Candidates who have previously gained two consecutive months or more work experience (including internships) at any European Union institution are NOT eligible.
For more information and to apply, click here.