Intern with European Parliament’s Liaison Office with US Congress during Winter Quarter

Application Deadline: October 31, 2012
Washington, DC

Internship responsibilities as the European Parliament’s Liaison Office Intern include:

  • Working with staffers on a chosen policy area, such as energy, environment, counter-terrorism, financial services, trade, human rights or development co-operation (this list is in no way exhaustive);
  • focusing on an area of process, such as comparison of procedures between the House of Representatives and the European Parliament;
  • developing media as well as internal and external communications;
  • designing an individual project of mutual interest by utilizing the resources of the European Parliament and the expertise of your fellow EPLO staff members;
  • analyzing legislation and the policies that are vital for the transatlantic EU-US relationship;
  • preparing working papers and memos for the EP Headquarters;
  • preparing and assisting the Office in managing visits of European Parliament Members; and
  • participating in our meetings with major interlocutors on the Hill, in executive agencies, and in think-tanks.

What might you gain from an EPLO internship?

  • Familiarity with policy-making, both in the US and the European Union;
  • networking opportunities with senior staffers liaising directly with   Congressional members;
  • advanced knowledge of global governance dealing with global issues;
  • the opportunity to combine theory and practice in your chosen area of speciality;
  • access to the European Parliament intranet and databases;
  • experience working in a truly multinational European team, currently 10 nationalities (you may also hone your foreign language skills); and
  • an opportunity to learn by doing.

Overall: a career-enhancing experience leaving you better-equipped for a future role in politics, international organisations, NGOs or the corporate sector.

Qualifications: The European Parliament invites graduate students (US citizens only) to apply for an internship in its Washington, DC, office from mid-January to mid-April 2013, with the possibility of a two month extension (depending on holiday and academic calendars, precise timing TBD) in Brussels and Strasbourg.

Salary: Flat-rate allowances to cover accommodation and possible travel to Europe will be granted.

Application Instructions: Please submit a Europass CV by October 31st and a 500-words statement of interest. Be sure to indicate type of assignment you seek: policy area or function (e.g. communications or procedural matters). A recommendation letter directly sent by a faculty member is also required. Please address your application to:

Jean-Luc ROBERT, 2175 K Street NW, Washington, DC 20037, or via e-mail at:

For questions regarding the application process, please e-mail Jean-Luc Robert.