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 and to university students who are required to complete work experience as part of their studies. Volunteers must be covered by their university's civil liability insurance policy and a medical insurance policy, or alternatively provide their own equivalents. 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. The placement in February will be specifically to prepare a High Level Annual Event. An excellent knowledge of English together with an interest in the work of the Representation is 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 dates they are available to firstname.lastname@example.org.
No requests can be accepted after the deadlines for the respective dates, as follows:
1 July to 30 August 2013 – deadline for requests 31 May 2013
2 September to 29 November 2013 – deadline for requests 1 July 2013
10 February to 9 May 2014 – deadline for requests 1 December 2013
19 May to 18 July 2014 – deadline for requests 14 March 2014
21 July to 19 September 2014 – deadline for requests 21 May 2014