What is in it for you?

  • A paid traineeship of 5 months with the European Commission (or some executive bodies and agencies of the European Institutions like, for instance, the European External Action Service or Executive Agency for Competitiveness and Innovation), starting on either 1st March or 1st October.
  • You will receive a monthly grant of 1,159.44 € as of 1st March 2017 and reimbursement of travel expenses. Accident and health insurance can also be provided.
  • Every year, there are about 1,300 places available.
  • 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.


OCTOBER 2016-FEBRUARY 2017 Traineeship


MARCH 2017-JULY 2017 Traineeship


PRESELECTION/eligibility: October-November 2016
Sending of offers: end of January 2017

OCTOBER 2017-FEBRUARY 2018 Traineeship


EVALUATION: March 2017
Pre-identification: April
Elibigility check: April-May

Sending of offers: end of June 2017

Having graduated from Maastricht University with Master’s on European Public Affairs, I had been always interested in pursuing my career in the field of connecting Asia and Europe.

Sunkyoung Lee
DG Connect