The European Parliament Liaison Office in Washington DC (EPLO) is pleased to announce the launch of its next round of internships aimed at recent graduates and recent/current postgraduates. Up to four interns will be accepted in our Washington DC office from March 1 – May, 31 2022, with an option to extend the internship for a further two months. Applicants must be US citizens or have other pre-existing authorization to work in the US.
The deadline to submit applications is December 10, 2021. We require a CV in Europass format, a personal statement and one letter of recommendation directly sent by a university faculty member.
Internships at the European Parliament Liaison Office in Washington DC
*** Applications for our SPRING 2022 intake are now OPEN ***
Deadline for applications: end of Friday, December 10, 2021.
Complement your studies with a genuinely international internship! The European Parliament Liaison Office in Washington DC invites recent graduates with right to work in the United States to apply for a full-time, paid internship. What better place to monitor transnational politics in action, to see global players in international affairs addressing global challenges across a range of policy areas, and to witness the interplay between decision-makers in the US and lawmakers from the European Union?
Interns will split their time working in the office and working from home with the ration being dictated according to the current health situation in the Washington area. Currently interns are allowed one day teleworking from home, per week.
- Fall: September 15th – December 15th, with possible two-month extention until February 15th
- Spring: March 1st – May 31st, with a possible two-month extention until July 31st
Who is eligible for the EPLO internship?
Please check you meet all the criteria before applying. We welcome applications from:
- US citizens and others with the right to work in the US.
- University graduates. Candidates need to have completed studies at least at undergraduate level, and must be able to provide an undergraduate or postgraduate diploma/official transcript at least one month before the beginning of the internship.
- Candidates available for a full-time internship. We regret it is not possible to accommodate part-time arrangements.
- Candidates who have previously gained two consecutive months or more work experience (including internships) at any European Union institution are not eligible.
EU citizens and others: Please note that it is also possible to apply for the Robert Schuman traineeship at the European Parliament’s offices in Brussels, Strasbourg, Luxembourg and in EU Member States. This is primarily aimed at citizens of EU member states and applicant countries, but up to 10% of the intake may be citizens of other countries, including the United States.