Volunteer Trainee Requests
The European Commission Representation in the UK receives a large number of volunteer trainee requests. However, for logistical reasons we can only accommodate a fixed number of volunteer trainees per year.
Volunteer placements are available in our London office to university students who are required to complete work experience as part of their studies. Volunteers must be covered by a medical insurance policy, or alternatively provide their own equivalent. Membership of the NHS or the holding of an EHIC (European Health Insurance Card) are acceptable forms of medical insurance.
The placements are based in our Political, Media or Communications/Partnerships & Networks sections. Excellent spoken and written English together with an interest in the work of the Representation are essential.
Volunteers should be aware that completion of work experience of this type of more than six weeks' duration will preclude them from applying for a place on the official traineeship programme of the European Commission ("blue book internships").
Interested volunteers should send their CV and a supporting letter stating clearly which of the dates below and how many days per week they are available to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Although applications are welcome from all nationalities, for practical reasons priority will be given to EU nationals.
No requests can be accepted after the deadlines for the respective dates, as follows:
19 May to 18 July 2014 – deadline for requests 14 March 2014
1 September to 28 November 2014 – deadline for requests 1 July 2014