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Job offer: Administrative Trainee in the European Parliament (archived)

European Parliament

European Pirates Delegation in the European Parliament – Deadline: 18 Nov 2019

Four Pirate MEPs are looking for trainees in their Brussels offices. As a trainee you will be given an opportunity to learn a wide variety of tasks.

Administrative trainee
The Administrative trainee will support the Delegation’s Administrative Assistants with all duties related to exercise of MEPs mandates, including:

  • helping with organisation of events and conferences
  • assisting with organisation of visitors groups in Brussels and Strasbourg
  • managing the MEPs’ calendar and meetings
  • supporting budget management and contributing to its transparency
  • arranging meetings
  • cooperating with local offices
  • assisting with any other daily tasks

We offer:

  • a full-time traineeship
  • a monthly remuneration of 1 000 €
  • opportunity to work in Brussels in an international team
  • possibility to accompany the Pirate MEPs to plenary sessions in Strasbourg
  • chance to work in the best Delegation and to contribute to a meaningful and transparent policy making

We expect:

  • enthusiasm, motivation, pro-activity and dedication
  • the ability to work both as part of a team and independently
  • good sense of humor
  • excellent oral and written knowledge of English is mandatory; Czech/ German/ French are an asset
  • age 18+
  • EU citizenship
  • general understanding of the European Union and the European Parliament
  • understanding of the core values of the Pirate movement
  • personal integrity and professional approach to work
  • willingness to work with Open Source Software and other open technologies
  • full support for transparency in public affairs as well as respect for privacy in personal matters

How to apply:
send a CV (max 2 pages)
since the European Pirates are not a traditional delegation, we do not expect a traditional cover letter: send a cover letter that contains:

  • why do you want to work for European Pirates
  • what do you want to focus on during your traineeship
  • what do you envision the result of your stay with the European Pirates delegation to be
  • what is your motivation for the traineeship
  • be creative and show us who you are and why we should choose you.
  • the cover letter CANNOT exceed 1,5 A4 page (font size 11)

send the documents to: petra.hovorkova@europarl.europa.eu by 18th November 2019.

The length of the traineeship is 3 to 6 months depending on mutual agreement (possibility of extension).
Starting date: depending on mutual agreement; preferably by January/ February 2020.


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