DEADLINE EXTENDED! Apply for the Bronisław Geremek Internship Program at the European Parliament!

DEADLINE EXTENDED! Apply for the Bronisław Geremek Internship Program at the European Parliament!

Bronisław Geremek Internship Program             

The Renew Europe Group in the European Parliament, in cooperation with the Geremek Foundation, is proud to announce the establishment of the “Bronisław Geremek internship program”, honouring the legacy of the historian, thinker, leader of the Polish democratic movement, architect of Poland’s accession to the EU and NATO, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Member of the ALDE Group in the European Parliament.

The next edition of the internship will commence in September 2023 and run for 5 months. 

Potential candidates are invited to send their applications to István Hegedűs, Chairman of the Hungarian Europe Society at [email protected] by 20 June 2023. - DEADLINE EXTENDED!


To apply you should:

  • have a good knowledge of at least one of the two languages of the Group (French and English), and preferably of both;
  • be a citizen or permanent resident of Czechia, Hungary, Poland, or Slovakia;
  • be 18-30 years of age;
  • hold a university level diploma (BA or MA);
  • hold dear European values and be ready to work to further European integration.

Persons from smaller non-central communities are particularly encouraged to apply.


  • Please send your CV (using Application form) and a motivation letter to István Hegedűs, Chairman of the Hungarian Europe Society at [email protected].
  • In your motivation letter please include information about your motivation, past engagements and explain to us how Prof. Geremek’s legacy impacts you today. The documents should be written in English (preferably) or French.
  • Selected candidates will be invited for online interviews with representatives of the Geremek Foundation. You will receive results of your application no later than 10 days after the call for applications is closed.
  • Three final candidates will be invited for online interviews with the Renew group, which will choose the final candidate.

General Information

  • The internship will be based in Brussels and will run for 5 months.
  • The Renew Europe Group pays a monthly allowance, in line with ‘EP Internal Rules Governing Traineeships’ Article 24, paragraph 2. The current amount is €1470.
  • The Renew Europe Group will also cover the cost of your transport to Brussels and back home.
    General information about the internship is available here.
  • Your personal data will be processed by the Geremek Foundation and the Renew Europe Group solely for the process of this application.
  • Should you have any questions please feel free to contact us at: [email protected].


István Hegedűs participated at the conference of the European Citizens’ Initiative for Media Pluralism organised by European Alternatives and Alliance Internationale de Journalistes in the European Parliament in Brussels on 31 May 2012.
The future of European integration is uncertain and a European democracy highly controversial. Yet while battling Euroscepticism with internal reforms, one should not forget two other risk factors of the European project: The British exit and the growing authoritarianism in Hungary.
The Hungarian Europe Society sent an open letter to the President of the European Commission on 5 May 2017 concerning the communication of the Commission on the so-called national consultation "Stop Brussels"
István Hegedűs gave an interview to Klubrádió on 13 September 2017 about the speech of Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission held in Strasbourg in the European Parliament, emphasising that the Commission took the lead in the efforts to reform the European Union.
Lengyel-magyar: két jóbarát
István Hegedűs gave an interview to Klubrádió on 17 November 2017 following the vote of the European Parliament to launch the first phase of the procedure Article 7 of the EU treaty against the Polish government, pointing out that the Hungarian ruling party voted oppositely to its own political g