Traineeship Position at TEPSA: “Project Assistant”, Deadline February 11

Job Description

TEPSA is looking for a skilled and motivated Master students for a 4 months traineeship in its Brussels office. The traineeship can be remunerated through the Erasmus+ funding scheme, depending on agreements with sending Universities.

The successful candidate will join our dynamic office, where everyone plays an important role and has an impact. The trainee will be in contact with TEPSA member institutes, EU institutions, think tanks and academic organisations across Europe. The traineeship provides an opportunity to broaden your network in these circles.

The traineeship would best suit a student enrolled in a Master’s degree in European studies, Public administration, Political sciences, Law or International Relations, and who is interested in acquiring experience in EU projects. The traineeship offered will be focused on assisting in EU projects implementation, in the organisation of conferences, and in the supply of external expertise to the European Parliament.


The Trans European Policy Studies Association (TEPSA) is an independent research network comprising 47 leading universities and research institutes in the field of European affairs throughout Europe. The TEPSA Secretariat manages and implements several EU-funded projects. It contributes to maximising the policy and societal impact by organising conferences and trainings, producing audio-visual material and coordinating research publications. For further details, see our website:

  • Enrolled in a Master’s degree (e.g. European studies, Public administration, Political sciences, Law, International Relations)
  • Excellent knowledge of the internal workings of the EU institutions and decision-making processes
  • Excellent drafting skills
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Fluency in English, knowledge of French is an asset
  • Knowledge of MS Office.
  • Experience in the organisation of events in the field of EU affairs and/or experience in EU projects are considered an advantage
  • Eligible to work in Belgium (EU citizen or valid work permit)
Application Procedure

Applicants are requested to send their CV and cover letter including the names of two references via e-mail to recruitment[at], with ‘Traineeship Project Assistant [Name of the applicant]’ in the subject line, addressed to Mariam Khotenashvili. The deadline for applications is 11 February 2023, but candidates will be assessed on a rolling basis, hence we encourage early applications. The envisaged starting date of the traineeship is 1 March 2023. Please note that we will only able to contact shortlisted candidates. Interviews will be conducted via Zoom.

Full Vacancy Note