From our discussions on the podcast, it became clear that not everyone gets their dream traineeship within the institutions straight out of college, and in many cases, you might not even want to do a traineeship, but still, be involved in the EU policy environment. This is where Internships come into the picture. They can act as a launchpad for a future career within the institutions, or a career in think-tanks, communications, public affairs, and lobbying, all of which play important roles in making the EU function properly. 

Internships are a great way for people starting their career to gain valuable experience working in their chosen field. The EU offers a host of internships open to all European citizens over the age of 18 with a third level qualification.

*For all official European Union positions knowledge of two official EU languages is always required.


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