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Participation

When does the application period open?

The application period will open on the 20th of November 2017.

Who can participate in the programme?

Due to the prestige of the STEP programme, it is very important that we provide this opportunity only for our members. This, together with a selection process, is a guarantee of the quality of ELSA trainees. Therefore, only law students, graduates and young lawyers, who are current ELSA members are eligible to apply for our traineeships.

What is the procedure?
  • Contact your local ELSA group

    Contact the ELSA group at your university and find out who is in charge of STEP. Ask the STEP officer to check or help you obtain your ELSA membership, and provide you with more information about STEP, procedure for applying, tips and tricks.

  • Submit an Online application form

    Access the Online Application Form here, or on every individual traineeship page. You can choose up to 3 traineeships from the list. Read carefully all the instructions in the application form, as well as the General Terms of Participation at the end of the form. Have in mind that it is forbidden to contact the employer on your own prior to selection.

  • Get your application verified

    After you’ve submitted your application, ask the STEP officer of your ELSA group to proceed with the verification of the data contained in the application. Your application will be accepted only after it is checked by the STEP officer of your ELSA group.

  • Selection

    After being verified and approved by the STEP officer, the application form that you’ve submitted goes via ELSA International to the STEP employer, who makes the final selection result. Please note that during the selection process by the employer, you might be asked to conduct an interview (via phone or Skype). If you got selected by the employer, you will be notified by e-mail from ELSA International, with further practical instructions. Besides that, selection results will be published on STEP Portal.