Pan-European Seal Professional Traineeship Programme

This paid, one-year programme gives high-achieving university graduates the opportunity to gain valuable on-the-job experience in the multicultural environments of the European Union Intellectual Property Office and the European Patent Office.

Applications for the programme 2020/21 are now open until 22.03.2020. The EPO offers traineeships in the following areas:


Candidates can only be accepted if proposed by their university, which must be a member of the Pan-European Seal Network. Applications must be submitted online.
Please note that each candidate shall choose one vacancy to apply within the Pan-European Seal Programme.

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