Stagiaire/Trainee/Internship Programme

The EEI, the European Enterprise Institute, offers internships in general for a minimum of three months for students, young university graduates, governmental, regional and local public and private institutions, as well as from media and business sector off all European countries.

Be part of a young and dynamic team The EEI’s stagier program is based on voluntary work, i.e. stagiaires are not paid. Students and young graduates are welcome to apply for scholarships at their respective university, funded e.g. via the Leonardo da Vinci mobility scheme, which supports approved training programmes for students working in an EU member state other than their own
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at a local authority’s department dealing with scholarships and grants, at European foundations such as Robert Schuman Foundations etc), at the management of their firm or institution which employ them. For accommodation organizational assistance can be provided. Work experience - Brussels from inside The traineeship at the EEI is about how to create networks by communicating with members and fellows of the EEI, Members of the European Parliament, officials at the European Commission and representatives of the other think tanks on the global scale. Projects include tasks such as organizing conferences, seminars and working breakfasts, briefing the Executive Director about special topics and doing political research, writing reports, designing the layout of the EEI’s Policy Papers and EEI Journals, editing the electronic newsletter, updating the homepage and database, etc. Trainees will be able to experience the European institutions in Brussels and the way they cooperate with each other from behind the scenes. This internship offers an ideal opportunity to gain an overview of the EU policy, public and media market. It will provide the successful candidate(s) with practical knowledge of the EU public and private stakeholders.

What we expect
If you fulfil the following criteria you can apply for an internship at the EEI:
• You should hold a university degree or be a student
• You must have a thorough knowledge of English. An adequate knowledge of one or two further languages would be an advantage
• Computer literacy in Microsoft Office is a must
• You should not be older than 30. Since the EEI’s stagier program is aimed at students and young graduates at the beginning of their careers, this age limit should not be regarded to be discriminatory.

Currently, the majority of applications come from candidates with qualifications in law, political science, international relations and economics. However, the EEI is also very keen on working together with trainees having qualifications in e.g. computer sciences, journalism, energy management, business administration, financial management, multimedia, translation, sociology, philosophy, culture, etc.

How to apply Send your application in English including a European CV and a motivation letter to

No application deadline There is no application deadline! Traineeships are granted depending on demand throughout the whole year. Yet, applications should be sent three to six months in advance.