The Youth intergroup is starting a campaign to improve the quality of internships in the European Parliament, especially those taking place in the framework of the offices as MEPs. For this, in cooperation with the European Parliament Stagiaires Association (EPSA), the first ever survey has been launched to inquire the conditions of the internships opportunity offered within the European Parliament.
If you are currently a stagiaire in an MEP office or in a political group, it would be very helpful if you fill in the Survey here!
The Youth intergroup is a group of MEPs that are exchanging, discussing and cooperating on how to make stronger youth policies in the agenda of the European Parliament and to be also the channel between the EP and the civil society, especially the youth civil society.
We believe that internships should represent for you a valuable step in the transition from education to professional life and that sometimes the lack of clear quality guidelines and a lack of awareness among interns about their rights and responsibilities risks to undermine the main purpose of internships and apprenticeships as educational opportunities that give practical skills to young people.
Now we want to contribute to change this situation and we would like to do it together with you. So again: if you are currently a stagiaire in an MEP office or in a political group take 5 minutes to fill this survey. It is absolutely anonymous and it will serve us as basis to continue our campaign and set our requests towards the Bureau of the European Parliament to set better rules concerning the quality of the stages offered in the House.
Please help us to spread the news among your colleagues....every reply counts! The survey will be opened till the 15th of July.