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

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

A chance to be part of shaping the world of sport
10/2021 Germany

Whether you're coming from sports, politics, law or management a traineeship at the EOC EU Office will expand your knowledge and horizon concerning everything sports and politics related at the EU level. Be prepared that your daily tasks and responsibilities will never fail to amaze you. In a committed and supportive team full of sports enthusiasts, you as a trainee will get the chance to gain hands-on experience in the constantly evolving field of European sport politics. This unique experience has given me an even deeper understanding of my passion for sport and enabled me to delve into career options in the sport sector.

Elisabeth Strobach

An experience working in EU sports policy
06/2021 Ireland

If you’re looking for an opportunity to combine your passion for sports with a knowledge of European affairs, then this is the perfect traineeship for you. My experience at the EOC EU Office gave me an insight into the world of sports policy at European level, an opportunity to gain hands-on experience and learn from leading experts in the field. As a trainee the team allows you to contribute in a meaningful way by giving responsibilities and fostering a unique environment, one which is supportive and embraces diversity and varying perspectives. I believe this experience has provided me with a foundation to thrive, reach my potential, and pursue a career that has a positive, inclusive and meaningful impact on others and matters to me." 

Lorna Smyth


  • 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.


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.



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 (, 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

23 - 29 September 2022
European Week of Sport

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