As a "precautionary measure" 35 European Parliament interns have had their upcoming internship postponed to later in the year. Their 5 month internship was due to run from the beginning of March to July.
A European Parliament Spokesperson says:
“As part of its duty of care and in line with the precautionary measures for staff regarding the novel COVID19, Parliament has informed the upcoming Schuman traineeship candidates with declared residence addresses in China, Singapore, South Korea and Lombardy, Piedmont, Emilia-Romagna and Veneto that their traineeship was postponed from 1st March 2020 to 1st October 2020. The decision was taken and communicated to the upcoming trainees on 25/02/2020. 35 upcoming trainees have been notified about the above decision.”
More context: The European Parliament runs two 5-month internship windows per year, from March through July and October through February. It is open to any EU citizen aged over 18 with University level degree or diploma. A limited number of Non-EU citizens are able to apply as well.