SERN offers traineeship opportunities at the Secretariat in Parma. Traineeships are intended for bachelor’s/master’s degree students or recent graduates to develop their professional skills and gain practical work experience in an international environment.

Priority will be given to students enrolled or graduated at University of Bologna, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia and University of Parma.


The trainee will be involved in the following activities:

  • Communication with the member organisations and relations with media; assistance to the elaboration of the annual report;
  • Editing and updating of the SERN website and social media pages;
  • Substantive project work and collaboration to the development and implementation of EU projects;
  • Participation in project meetings among the members;
  • Assistance to the Project Groups and assistance to the staff of the Secretariat in the preparation of the Executive Board meetings;
  • General office Support, filing, communication with external actors, minutes writing, summaries, etc;


  • Bachelor’s degree in Political Science, International Relations, European Studies, Economics;
  • Fluent in English, spoken and written;
  • Fluent in Italian AND/OR Swedish, spoken and written;
  • Good communication and relational skills, open minded, details – oriented, proactive and with initiative;
  • Preferably international experience or studies exchange programme.


6 months (January/February 2023 – June/July 2023)


SERN Secretariat – Parma

How to apply:

Please send your motivation letter (in English) and your CV to by the 20 of November 2022.


Sorry, there are no positions available at this time.

Thank you for your interest about employment opportunities at SERN Secretariat. Currently we do not have any open positions.