If you always desired to work for the European Union, the best starting point, and a good way to boost your CV could be having an internship in one of the European Institutions! Check out the latest opportunities.
Internship at the Delegation of the European Union to the United Nations in New York:
This is an unpaid, 3 to 6 months long, opportunity that will give participants the chance to follow the activities of different UN bodies, and to work alongside the officials of the Delegation. To take part, interns must hold an European passport, be university graduates, be fluent in English, and be computer literate.
More details are available here.
Traineeships at the European Ombudsman:
The European Ombudsman offers a limited number of 4 to 11 months long traineeships, where participants will work alongside a Legal Officer carrying out the relevant research for the Ombudsman. The level of financial support for trainees is determined on an individual basis. To take part trainees should be EU citizens, have a university degree in law, and be able to work in at least two of the official languages of the EU. More details are available here.
Traineeships at the European Commission - Administrative in-service and Translation:
The Commission organises twice a year in-service training periods lasting between 3 to 5 months long for young university graduates who wish to gain in-house professional experience as Administrators or Translators. In order to take part applicants must have a degree, have good knowledge of English, French or German and have not already completed a traineeship in another EU Institution. Depending on the Traineeship, other requirements may be necessary. This is a paid internship. More details are available here.
Traineeships at the Council of the European Union:
Each year the General Secretariat of the Council offers 80 paid traineeships lasting 5 months, in which the trainee will be attached to one or more departments of the General secretariat of the Council. To take part, interns must be nationals of one of the EU Member States, and should know at least two official EU languages. This is a paid internship. More details are available here.
Deadline for all the above applications is 31 August 2012.
Sorce: European Youth Portal (EYP)