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Traineeship opportunities with the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe

In addition to the Council of Europe’s official traineeship programme (see below for further information), the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe welcomes trainees at any time of the year for a maximum of 8 weeks.

Who can apply?

Nationals of the member States of the Council of Europe (please see: https://www.coe.int/en/web/portal/47-members-states).

Minimum requirements

  • Completion of a first degree or successful completion of at least three years of university study;
  • Very good knowledge of one of the Council of Europe's official languages (English and French) and a preferably knowledge of the other;
  • Good drafting ability in one of the official languages.


The duties to which trainees are assigned include assisting with different types of drafting, research and the preparation of activities.


The Parliamentary Assembly does not pay trainees who are offered a place under this specific programme. However, all trainees are insured against the risks of sickness and accident for the duration of the traineeship. Trainees are allowed 2 days leave per month. Normal working hours are Monday to Friday from 9am to 6pm.

How to apply?

Please send a motivation letter and your CV to our e-mail address: [email protected]

In your letter please specify:

  • the eight-week period for which you are applying;
  • which Parliamentary Assembly committees you are interested in and why; for more information on the committees, you can consult our website

Your application should reach us at least 2 months before the period for which you are applying.

For further information concerning our traineeships please contact us by e-mail at [email protected]

Further information

The Council of Europe’s official traineeship programme: offers a limited number of paid traineeships which last from eight weeks to five months in the Council of Europe’s administrative entities (including PACE). For information on conditions, dates and application procedure please see: https://www.coe.int/en/web/jobs/traineeships.

Please note: In order to enable the largest number of applicants to benefit from an opportunity for a traineeship at the Council of Europe, nobody may undertake more than one traineeship in the Organisation, whatever form it may take.