Parliament offers several options for traineeships within its Secretariat, to provide opportunities for vocational training and for learning more about what the European Parliament is and does.
Translation training placements
The European Parliament offers the opportunity to undertake translation training placements to applicants who have, before the deadline for applications, obtained a secondary-school leaving certificate corresponding to the level required for entry to university or who have followed a higher or technical course of study to an equivalent level. Such placements are intended in particular for applicants who are required to complete a training placement as part of their course of study, provided they have reached the age of 18 by the first day of the training placement.
Applicants for a translation training placement must :
be nationals of a Member State of the European Union or a candidate country ;
be aged 18 or over on the traineeship start date
have a perfect knowledge of one of the official languages of the European Union or the official language of a candidate country and a thorough knowledge of two other official languages of the European Union
not have been awarded any other traineeship or have been in paid employment for more than four consecutive weeks at the expense of the European Union budget.
Translation training placements are awarded for a period of between one and three months. Exceptionally, they may be extended fora maximum period of three months.
Training placement periods and the corresponding deadlines for applications:
Start of training placement: 1 January
Application period: 15 June – 15 August (midnight)
Start of training placement: 1 April
Application period: 15 September -15 November (midnight)
Start of training placement: 1 July
Application period: 15 December – 15 February (midnight)
Start of training placement: 1 October
Application period: 15 March – 15 May (midnight)
We advise you not to wait until the last day to apply, as a large number of applications is liable to overload the system.
Translation training placements are located in Luxembourg.
Trainees following a translation training placement will receive a monthly allowance
By way of indication, in 2016 the allowance amounts to EUR 307,20 a month
If you are interested in a translation training placement, please read the Internal Rules Governing Translation Traineeships
Please note the conditions of admission. If you are preselected, the following will be required as supporting documents:
the application form, duly completed and signed,
a copy of your passport or identity card,
copies of your diplomas and certificates,
and a copy of your university results, if you have them.
The supporting documents should not be sent at this stage. You will only be asked to supply them if you pass the preselection stage.
If you are preselected for a training placement,your application will be deemed valid only if you provide the full set of documents listed above.
If you fulfil the conditions for admission, please complete the online application form.
Please note that if you leave your application form inactive for 30 minutes, the data you have entered will be lost. We therefore advise you to read the Internal Rules Governing Translation Traineeships carefully before filling in the application form.
Once submitted, the application cannot be changed online,and it is completed and submitted in a single operation. A sample form is available (see link below) to help you prepare your application before you submit it online.
NB : You should keep a copy of the number allocated to you when you validate your online application.