How to apply
Before you apply for an internship you should check the requirements for taking on the role.
Typically, our interns are:
- students of European Studies, Politics, Law, Communication Studies or any other subject with a European dimension
- students of Librarianship/Information Studies
- wanting to improve their language skills in the UK in a 'European' environment and/or in a special library.
Internships are open to anyone from an EU member state (or from a candidate/potential candidate country). We will also consider applicants from outside these countries who have a particular wish to work in a centre that specialises in European information.
Applicants must be proficient in the English language (speaking and writing).
We are ideally looking for candidates who can demonstrate:
- a good existing knowledge of the EU and Europe in general
- a good existing awareness of information sources relating to these topics
- good IT skills and familiarity with social media formats such as Facebook
- an outgoing and friendly manner
- interest or experience in working in the media or in other aspects of information and communication.
We welcome applications from students studying in Cardiff who wish to gain some part-time work experience in an environment with a strong focus on Europe and the European Union.
It is essential that you receive an ERASMUS+ grant or equivalent form of funding.
Any initial application to us should contain a CV and motivational letter explaining why you want an internship specifically with us.
Please include the following information in your application:
- when you would like to visit
- how long you wish to stay
- your background
- English language proficiency
- your motivation for choosing the Centre for your internship
- full contact details.
All enquiries will receive a response whether or not we are able to offer a placement.
Applications should be sent by email with Internship enquiry as the subject to:
European Documentation Centre enquiries
- Telephone:+44 (0)29 2087 4262