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 unique opportunity in the heart of the EU
1/2020 Sweden

At the EOC EU Office I gained a unique insight in EU politics and EU Sport Policy. Through various tasks, projects and events I got the chance to turn my academic experience into practice while facing current and future challenges for sport in Europe and the Olympic movement. I highly value my experience in Brussels which allowed me to contribute to my belief that sports can change lives to the better every single day.

If you find sport and the EU inspiring, a traineeship at the EOC EU Office is both professionally and personally fulfilling.

Sara Svedberg

An unforgettable experience
10/2018 France

My traineeship at the EOC EU Office was a unique opportunity to meet European actors of sport and it provided me with an understanding of the EU Sport Policy. This experience has also proved to be an asset to start my professional career in the sport movement.

The multicultural environment and the attentive team made my traineeship an unforgettable experience.

Antoine Fontaine


  • 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

30 April

February to July

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.

Next Event in

Date & Location

23-29 September 2020
European Week of Sport

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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