European Commission Traineeships Programme

Current university students are invited to join the European Commission on various five-month internships. These paid placements are offered in EU directorates, institutions, and agencies. The deadline is on Friday 29th January 2021.

The European Commission is the EU’s politically independent executive arm.

It is responsible for drawing up proposals for new European legislation, and it implements the decisions of the European Parliament and the Council of the EU.

Twice a year, the Commission offers five-month paid internships in EU Directorates, institutions and agencies.

The internship will be from March to the end of July or from October to the end of February.

There is no limit of age to participate in the traineeship programme.

The living allowance for the traineeship sessions in 2021 will be €1,229.32 per month.

Visa costs and related medical fees will be reimbursed together with travel expenditures.

The deadline is on Friday 29th January 2021.


Main Criteria

The application procedure consists of three steps: register on EU Login, complete the application form, and submit.

You will need to provide the following:

  • Proof of university enrollment.
  • Information on work experience, publications, and language skills.

Find out more now.

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