Pan European Seal - Programme


2021 PES

Learn as you work

The Pan-European Seal Traineeship 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. Apply in one of the following areas:

    • Science and Engineering
    • Law
    • IP & Knowledge Management
    • International Relations & Communication
    • Information Technology
  • Economics & Business Administration
  • Human Resources

Application to get shortlisted until 7th March 2021 to:
Get more information on:
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You want to get more information? 

  Offizial Website EUIPO

  Official Website EPO

  The European Patent Office and the Pan-European Seal Programme

  Fact sheet for Applicants

 Be aware of the differences between the EPO and the EUIPO:


  • The limitations on the number of candidates that can be nominated by universities, and the technical areas of interest for 2021– 2022 edition.
  • The documents to be submitted by graduates when applying, and the differing deadlines in which to complete the required e-learning courses.
  • The monthly financial support for selected trainees.


Good Luck!



  • Candidates must be shortlisted by the University of Innsbruck
  • Therefore send your CV and Motivation letter per E-Mail to: - Deadline: 8th March 2021
  • Only online applications of the shortlisted candidates will be considered by the EPO and EUIPO


  • CV in English in Europass Word format
  • Motivation letter, indicating a preferred traineeship area and declaring the choice of traineeship location (EUIPO or EPO – not both)
  • Degree/Master diploma or proof of conclusion, indicating the final grade. This can be replaced by a provisional declaration, until final diploma is issued
  • Certificate(s) of completion of at least one of the following courses: “EUTM in a Nutshell” and/or “RCD in a Nutshell” (4h approximately each)
  • To complete the above courses, candidates must create an account of PES user and log in at EUIPO Academy Learning Portal (EALP).

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