Traineeship with the ALDE group in the European Committee of the Regions

The ALDE group is looking for a trainee to assist the ALDE secretariat with the preparation of CoR commission meetings and plenary sessions.

Tasks during the ALDE traineeships involve:

  • – Drafting briefings;
    – Carrying out research;
    – Attending CoR commission meetings and drafting reports;
    – Identifying and summarising documents from the CoR, European Commission, European Parliament and other documents relevant to these meetings;
  • – Helping with practical arrangements for preparatory and commission meetings
    – Attending and reporting back from committee meetings in the European Parliament and various seminars of interest to the CoR commissions
  • – Contact with the members
  • – Administrative work
  • – Drafting of minutes of group meetings and reports of commission meetings

In addition to this, more general assistance to all team members will be required.


  • – Organized, pro-active, self-starter
  • – Interest in local and regional politics, European Union
  • – Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of French is an asset. Other European languages are considered a plus.
  • – Ideally affinity with European liberal policies and / or parties

This traineeship is alongside the traineeship which is funded by the CoR and the two trainees would work closely together. This vacancy would suit students who secured funding from another organisation such as a university, foundation, or other, for example within the framework of their study programme (last-year bachelor’s degree or Master students); post-graduate students should specify if they will be funded through the Erasmus, Leonardo or other finance programmes. All other candidates should specify how they will be funded.

The traineeship lasts for a minimum of 3 months and up to a maximum of 5 months.

All our internships appointments are done based on merit following our recruitment process, which includes an interview by phone or video-call of a shortlist of candidates. We consider all applicants, regardless of age, race, religion, gender, sexual orientation or disability. We aim to reflect the diversity of society.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. All those invited can expect an interview in English by our staff.

Please send your CV and a short motivation letter in English to Abdoul Diallo ( before Monday 17 June 2019 (due to a large amount of applications the deadline has been shortened).

Ideal starting date:  2nd September 2019

Watch one of our previous trainees, Bojana Zoric, discussing her traineeship:

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