Internship with me
Are you young, determined, interested in politics and do you like to work in a team? Do you speak German, Italian and English fluently and you are ready to adapt to flexible working times? Are you interested to get an insight into my activity in the Parliament and would you like to do a new and stimulating experience abroad?
If you satisfy all these requirements, then you can apply for an internship with the Team Dorfmann. The deadline for the period November 2022 – July 2023 is the 2nd of October 2022.
After a first selection, you will be invited to my office in Bolzano, where we will test your knowledge on the EU with both a written and an oral test. After a couple of days we will inform you about the result of the selection procedure and the best five will have the opportunity to do an internship at my European office in Brussels and Strasbourg.
For further information, contact my assistant, Ute Schweigkofler, at the number: +39 0471 304052.
Our former trainees tell about their experience:
"The internship at Herbert Dorfmann was a great opportunity to experience a piece of European politics up close and to learn something about the way of working, not just from MEPs, but from the entire Parliament. The votes in the plenary, the activities in the committees and intergroups, the work on the new agricultural policy, the sad farewell of Great Britain, a look behind the scenes of the most important institutions in Europe. The 6 weeks passed (too) quickly, but they left me with a stronger belief in the European project and an even greater interest in European politics. Thanks to Ute, Vera, Johanna and Giovanni for the incredibly nice working atmosphere, it has contributed a lot to the fact that these weeks have enriched me a lot!"
"During my internship in the European Parliament, I had the unique opportunity to be a first-hand witness of the European spirit and the international cooperation. It was very exciting to explore the various dynamics of the legislative process and to understand how this huge organization works. The atmosphere inside the team was ideal to get the most out of my internship, both on a professional and human level. In Brussels and Strasbourg I was able to make experiences I couldn´t even have dreamt of and I come back with an even stronger belief in European integration! "
"During my internship I had the opportunity to get an insight into the activity of the European Parliament and of other European institutions. At the end of the internship I came to the conclusion that diversity in Europe represents for certain both an enormous richness and, at the same time, a challenge for the cohesion of member states. After my experience in Brussels I can affirm that my identity is first of all European."
"The internship at the European Parliament in Brussels has been an incredibly interesting and instructive experience. It gave me the opportunity to get an insight into the activity of the Parliament and to meet people coming from different member states. The Herbert Dorfmann Team did its best to make this internship a truly exciting experience. The working environment was excellent and I felt immediately integrated. The plenary week in Strasbourg and the dinners with MEPs, assistants and trainees of the Austrian delegation were among the most significant moments."
"Herbert Dorfmann is an excellent political representative, who is truly connected with its territory. Working with is team has been a wonderful experience, both from a professional and a personal point of view. My internship has been very enriching; it helped me to grow and it added value to my cv."
"This experience went well beyond my expectations. During my traineeship, I translated texts, I made online researches for the assistants of Mr Dorfmann, I prepared presentations, and, above all, I had the possibility to follow closely the works of the committees and to contribute to the activity of support of South Tyrolean firms. The moment I enjoyed the most was the plenary week in Strasbourg, when I had the opportunity to accompany Mr Dorfmann and, in this way, to come close to the protagonists of European politics. This traineeship has been a very positive experience, which strengthened my spirit of initiative and which made me feel as I succeeded in giving my small contribution to the development of European policies."