Roma Internship Scheme at the European Parliament

The EPP-ED Group, with the patronage of Lívia Járóka and the support of the Robert Schumann foundation, is happy to announce that they will continue to offer two month traineeships to young Roma professionals at the European Parliament between January 2008 and July 2009.

The aim of the internship programme is to support the emergence of a group of European  Roma youngsters  who will gain a broad European perspective and practice , a high level of qualified knowledge of the political processes, of institutional structures and of available resources within the EU, along with introducing the interns into the functioning of European political processes, especially with respect to the structure and working patterns within the European Parliament. In order to achieve this, interns should actively participate in the work of the MEP's office, undertaking a whole spectrum of tasks and acquainting themselves with the bodies that play an important role within the political process.

Each intern is reimbursed on arrival with the cost of a return air fare between his or her place of origin and Brussels.  Accommodation in Brussels and Strasbourg is provided free of charge to the intern. A stipend of €250 weekly is paid.

Conditions for application are the follows:

  • citizenship: EU or associated state
  • age: 22-35
  • currently pursuing/completed higher education (B.A. and/or M.A)
  • fluency in English and good writing skills
  • experience on Roma issues

The application should contain:

  • Curriculum Vitae (in English) 
  • letter of motivation, explaining expectations of the  program and the way in which one  intends to integrate this experience into their future activities (in English)
  • certificates attesting university degrees  and language skills
  • reference by an academic or employer  who knows the candidate well

Application for admission is continuous; however you are advised to send your application 6 months prior to the preferred starting date of your internship. (Please mark in your application the ideal starting date of your internship-between January 2008 and July 2009.)

Applications can be addressed by mail, to the following address:
European Parliament
Bat. Altiero Spinelli
12E253  Office of Lívia Járóka
60, rue Wiertz/Wiertzstraat
B-1047 Bruxelles/Brussel

Incomplete application files will not be processed.