European Commission Traineeships

Twice a year, the European Commission offers paid, 5-month administrative or translation traineeships. Starting on 1 March or 1 October, trainees gain hands-on experience in EU policymaking in multicultural environment. The deadline is on 31 January 2020.

European Commission Traineeships

European Commission Traineeships work all over the European Commission, its services and agencies, mostly in Brussels, but also in Luxembourg and elsewhere across the European Union. The nature of your work will depend on the service you are assigned to. You may, for example, work in the field of competition law, human resources, environmental policy, etc. Trainees will receive 1800 euros per month.

Main criteria

The traineeship is open to all EU citizens, regardless of age. A limited number of places are also allocated to non-EU nationals. The traineeship programme is open to university graduates who:

  • Have completed a Bachelor’s degree and can provide diplomas or certificates with final grades clearly indicated
  • Have no prior work experience of any kind, in excess of 6 weeks in any EU institution.

Additional points are given for:

  • International profile demonstrated through education, work or volunteering experience abroad, and aptitude to work in an international environment;
  • Motivation for the application and quality of reasoning;
  • Rare fields of study;
  • Papers and publications.

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