All you need to know about our internships
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.

Your profile

The EOC EU Office is not only the voice of the Olympic movement in Brussels but also engages concretely in the development of certain policy fields.


  • Undergraduate degree in political science, European studies, international relations, economics, law, sport management or communications

Knowledge and skills

  • Proficient language skills in English. German, French or other European languages are a plus
  • Knowledge of the EU institutional framework
  • Knowledge of EU law, interest in European politics, knowledge of EU funding opportunities are an asset
  • Knowledge of European Sports structures
  • Communications skills are a plus

General attitude

  • Ability to work in a multicultural environment
  • Ability to work in a team
  • High-level of proactivity

Mains responsibilities

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
  • Support the Office with the management of EU-funded projects and with advising partners on EU funding opportunities
  • Attend sport-related events, conferences and meetings organised by the EU institutions and other stakeholders in Brussels and report to the EOC EU Office team and partners
  • Assist the EOC EU Office with the organisation of its own events and meetings
  • Perform research tasks for ongoing files

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.

PeriodApplication 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.

Trainees’ Testimonials

An in-depth understanding of the links and relations between the sport movement and the EU!

07/2023 France
This internship gave me the opportunity to perfectly combine my field of study, European affairs, and my passion for sport, without ever getting bored! 

During my 5 months at the office, as well as meeting a great dynamic people, committed to their work and sport enthusiast, I was given various tasks. This included supporting the implementation of EU co-funded projects - GAMES and OCEAN - particularly in terms of communication, but the opportunity to propose ideas for content is a real asset for this internship position. Moreover, as a writer of reports on more or less institutional events and articles for the Weekly Update and Monthly Report, I have been able to improve my understanding of the interrelationships and interests of the various stakeholders in the European and international sports movement, as well as their work with the European institutions to meet with the societal, environmental and geopolitical challenges of tomorrow's sport. 

I particularly enjoyed understanding the interests of the EU sport sector in closely following European legislative developments, and not just those specific to the EU Sport Policy.

Charlotte Frueh-Richardot

A fantastic opportunity

07/2023 Germany
The traineeship at the EOC EU Office is the perfect opportunity to get in-depth insights into the current challenges of the Olympic Movement in Europe and how EU policies influence sports.

For me it was a perfect mix between working on reoccurring and project-related tasks. The participation in numerous internal and external events and meetings also provides much room for networking. If you are interested in working on the interface between sports and politics, this will be the perfect fit for you. The wonderful team-spirit in the office will support you in getting deeply involved in the office’s daily work very fast.

Ali Haksal

Maximum learning in an international and stimulating environment!

01/2023 Italy
Are you interested in European politics and sport? The EOC EU Office is the right place for you!
You will learn how sport touches and is influenced by all areas of policy, from the environment to health, from laws on economic competition to culture and foreign and neighbourhood policy.
You will have the opportunity to delve into european legislation and become an expert on EU decision making, as well as discovering how relations between institutions and stakeholders are handled. You will find out how EU programmes work and how EU-funded projects are created and implemented. In addition, the internship at the EOC EU Office gives you the chance to see how the relationships with international partners, National Olympic Committees and International Sports Federations are managed.
You will enter the EU bubble and participate in institutional and non-institutional events.
But above all, you will do so in an international environment with fantastic colleagues always ready to teach and help you, in an office with a fantastic atmosphere and where you are valorised as a worker but above all as a person. You will feel like an integral part of the team right from the start and you’ll be thrilled by this experience.

If you want to grow professionally and personally, don't delay and apply for an internship at the EOC EU Office!

Fausto Scaldaferri

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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