We offer two five-month periods of in-service training ('stages') for
people who have recently obtained a university diploma and who wish to acquire
an understanding of our work and gain work experience in one of the
Commission's departments. The programme has been running for 45 years and more
than 30,000 people have benefited from this five-month taste of life at
the Commission among them many European civil servants are ex-stagiaires and
even some European Commissioners!
Traineeships run for 5 months and usually start on1st March and 1st October.
For conditions and deadlines for submitting applications please consult the Traineeship web
There are two types of traineeships:
Administrative In-Service Training (all services excluding the
As an administrative trainee your job would normally be equivalent to that
given to 'administrator' officials at the beginning of their career in the Commission e.g. compiling
information and documentation, organising working groups, forums, public
hearings and meetings, preparing reports and replying to queries, participation
in team meetings, filing, linguistic revision of texts, etc.
Written Translation In-Service Training - Translation
You will be assigned to a translation unit with translators of your mother
tongue. You will do the same work as your staff colleagues, translating into
your mother tongue from at least two other Community languages. Your work will
be revised by experienced senior staff. Some trainees might be assigned to
a support unit within the Directorate-General.
More information on the selection procedure, working conditions, financial
grants and other benefits is available on the Commission's traineeships websites .