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 true passionate team about lobbying for sport
12/2020 France

If you love sport as much as you are interested in European affairs, this internship is perfect for you. By being part of a true passionate team, you learn about lobbying for sport, sport's role in Europe, as well as EU's role in sport regulation and promotion. Even in corona times and home office being the rule, I am grateful that I could participate in so many tasks and projects of the EOC EU office, while also taking part in webinars and online EU events. Last but not least, I could work in autonomy, but still knew I could always ask for help and clarification to any member of the team. This internship is a true plus for your CV and your personal experience, so do not hesitate to apply!

Mélisande Beckmann

An inspiring and challenging experience
07/2020 France

If you too are interested in EU policies and want to work with people who are passionate about sport, the EOC EU Office is the ideal place to gain valuable professional experience on these matters. I have been doing my traineeship for 6 months and even though COVID 19 crisis did not allow me to share more face-to-face time with the team, it has been an inspiring and challenging experience. Do not wait to apply to join the team.

Canelle Daniel


  • 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 - 24 March 2021
Erasmus+ Sport Info Day
Online meeting

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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