Internships

Internship at the EOC EU Office

The EOC EU Office provides university students and recent graduates with the opportunity to complete an internship for a period of 3 to 6 months. Interns will get an in-depth insight into EU sport policy, will contribute to daily and long-term tasks of the Office, and will thus contribute to promoting the interests of the organised sport movement in the EU. The EOC EU Office accepts applications from both students of master programmes and recent graduates.

Trainees’ Testimonials

A fantastic opportunity to work in an area I was always curious about
07/2022 Zimbabwe

Interning at the EOC EU Office is a once in a lifetime opportunity. As an intern, you will be made to feel like a member of a team and the organization from the very beginning. What about the day-to-day (and hour-to-hour)? You will work in projects aimed at developing innovative resources and structural solutions that put EU Sport sector development on a stronger footing, all the while being ably supported by staff that is highly specialized across various EU policy areas relating to sport. Your responsibilities will also include ongoing monitoring, social media management and if you are lucky, event management. And here is the kicker, legislative developments in the EU Sport landscape are constantly evolving – therefore so does your work, which means you always get to work on actual sport sector issues and problems rather than artificially created ones. All in all, you are sure to acquire new skills and grow, while surrounded by amazing people that share your interests and values. So, if you are an EU Sport enthusiast, I implore you to take the plunge as an internship will allow your creativity, passion, eagerness to learn and unique skills to shine through, which is the biggest complement I can give the EOC EU Office!

Webster Chakawata

Unique European affairs and sports experience
06/2022 Portugal

If you’re a recent graduate or already a seasoned player trying to find your footing in the field of sport, the internship at the EOC EU Office is the perfect opportunity to get familiar with the intricacies of EU policy and organised sports in Europe. As a trainee, you will have a daily hands-on experience in keeping the office informed on the latest developments of EU policy and legislation, tailored to your own expertise and interests (European Sports Model, online piracy, health and environment, e-sports and videogames, health, inclusion and diversity, gender equality etc.). You will also have the chance of diving in the world of EU funding, assisting the office with their own coordinated projects and projects from our highly reputed partners. You will always be accompanied by a team of talented and experienced professionals with diverse backgrounds, who happen to also be very nice and approachable. I could not have been happier with the experiences and outcomes. Give it a go!

Daniel Freitas

An inspiring and challeging experience
04/2022 Portugal

At the EOC – EU Office you will find a well-structured internship programme that will allow you to develop a wide range of competencies and expand your knowledge on European Union sport related affairs. At the office, you will find a young and dynamic team, and will have the opportunity to closely follow and support the day-to-day activities of talented policy officers, project managers and decision makers in the sector. As such, you will understand how EU institutions interconnect to foster policy development in sport, how lobbying unfolds and how relevant stakeholders shape the field. By being exposed to such a vast set of topics, this internship will certainly allow you to develop a comprehensive understanding of how the sector works at a policy making level, provide you with new working tools, further discover your areas of interest, and set a direction for you career as a young professional. Enjoy!

Hugo Pereira

Requirements

  • Undergraduate degree in political science, European studies, international relations, economics, law or sport management;
  • Proficient language skills in English. German and French are a plus;
  • Knowledge of the EU institutional framework. Knowledge of EU law and interest in European politics are an asset;
  • Knowledge of European Sports structures;
  • Ability to work in an international environment.

Activities

One of the main missions of the EOC EU Office is to analyse, evaluate, and assess the impact of EU policies and legislation on the organised sport in Europe, and to promote and defend its interests therein. Consequently, the tasks of the interns will be to assist the EOC EU Office team with monitoring European legislative procedures and policy developments, and analysing the impact of EU policies on sport. The interns will also support the Office with the management of possible EU-funded projects and with advising partners on EU funding opportunities.
In their daily activities, the interns will be in regular contact with the partner organisations of the EOC EU Office, including National Olympic Committees and European/international sport federations.
Interns could expect to attend sport-related events, conferences and meetings organised by the EU institutions and other stakeholders in Brussels. In addition, they will assist the EOC EU Office with the organisation of its own events and meetings.

How to apply?

The EOC EU Office offers internships of 3 to 6 months in two periods: September to January, and February to July. Interested students and recent graduates are requested to select one of the two periods and to apply before the applicable deadline. As a general rule, the EOC EU Office does not accept internships for the month of August.

 

Period

Application deadline

September to January (5 months)

30 April

February to July (6 months)

15 October

Applicants are asked to send a recent CV and a motivation letter to our office manager Laura Hardman (hardman@euoffice.eurolympic.org), and to indicate the preferred length of their internship (3-6 months) and availability during the chosen period.

All applicants will be notified of the receipt of their application. Results of the selection procedure will be announced shortly after the respective application deadline.

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Date & Location

29 - 30 November
EOC EU & International Commission
Brussels

About Us

The EOC EU Office is the House of European Sport, representing the European Olympic Committees (EOC), the IOC and other major sport organisations to the European institutions in Brussels.

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