Internship Fair at Glasgow University
The European Parliament Office in Scotland had a stall at Glasgow University's Internship Fair, held on October 19th in the University's Hunter Halls. Staff from the office was in Glasgow to raise awareness among the city's student body of the opportunities available to them to apply for both paid and unpaid internships with the European Parliament. The event was extremely successful, as the fair drew in some 2000 students who had come to explore the thirty or so stalls offering a diverse range of internships.
The representatives of the Scotland Office of the European Parliament were at Glasgow University from 10 am until 2.30 pm to answer questions about the application process for the traineeships, the basic requirements for being considered and the kind of work they would be expected to do if they were successfully chosen as a trainee. Many of the students were relieved to learn that for the internships there is no requirement to speak a second language, although they were advised that an application for a traineeship abroad would be more likely to be successful if they spoke the language of their chosen country. Information was also provided about the European Personnel Selection Office and the recruitment process for regular employment with the European Union.
By the end of the day, some eighty people had signed up to receive more information by email on parliamentary traineeships, which can also be found online on the European Parliament website.