Parliamentary Traineeship

  • Are you ready to experience vibrant and turbulent parliamentary work and politics in a country that struggles with its transition towards democracy?
  • Would you like to gain hands-on insights into the workings of the Ukrainian parliamentary machinery?
  • Do you want to expand your political horizons, meet new people and make lasting acquintanceships?


The Ukrainian Parliament – Verkhovna Rada – opens its doors for the North American students and recent graduates.  Perspective applicants, in addition to showing a strong interest in the region, are required to understand and communicate in Ukrainian language (preferably) but Russian language is also accepted. 

The program hosts up to 15 participants in 2013. It will consist of between 25-35 hours of supervised traineeships in selected parliamentary committees and in the administration of Verkhovna Rada, as well as in participating offices of the Members of Parliament. In addition, this traineeship comes together with strong educational and cultural components. The participants will choose among different levels of Ukrainian language classes, join a 4-day academic and cultural program in Lviv and will experience cultural life of the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv.