Paid Traineeships At The European Commission 2018

Applications are now open for the October 2018 traineeship session at the European Commission. Every year, EC offers paid traineeships for a period of 5 months to university graduates from around the world to learn about the European Commission’s activities and to acquire professional experience in a multicultural environment. The deadline is on January 31.

The traineeship offers EU knowledge – insight into the processes and policies of the European Institutions; Practical experience – an opportunity to play a part in the Commission’s day-to-day business; Opportunity to put academic theory into practice.

Trainees work all over the European Commission. Among the typical daily jobs for trainees are attending and organising meetings, working groups, forums, public hearings; researching and compiling documentation, reports, consultations, answering queries; running projects.

Main criteria

  • The traineeship programme is open to university graduates from all over the world who have a degree of at least 3 years of study (minimum a Bachelor);
  • a very good knowledge of English or French or German;
  • Very good knowledge of a second EU official language (required for nationals of EU countries).

You will receive a monthly grant of 1,176.83 € as of 1st March 2018 and reimbursement of travel expenses. Accident and health insurance can also be provided. If you are one of the selected candidates you get hands-on experience in an international and multicultural environment. This can be an important enrichment for your further career.

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