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for the MARCH 2016 traineeship session.

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What's 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 some €1,000 and reimbursement of travel expenses. Accident and health insurance can also be provided.

Every year, there are about 1.400 places available. 

If you are one of the selected candidates you get hands-on experience in the international and multicultural environment. This can be an important enrichment for your further career.


What's the work like?

Trainees work all over the European Commission. The content of the job largely depends on the service you are assigned to. You may work in the field of competition law, human resources, environmental policy … Your daily work will mainly consist of:

  • attending and organising meetings, working groups, forums, public hearings,
  • researching and compiling documentation, reports, consultations; answering queries,
  • running projects.

What does the traineeship offer?

  • 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.

What do we expect from you?

  • openness to European matters,
  • willingness to learn about the Commission's working methods,
  • contribution to our everyday work with a fresh point of view,
  • proactive attitude.


OCTOBER 2015-FEBRUARY 2016 Traineeship

  • SELECTION: June 2015
    Sending of offers: June - November 2015
  • TRAINEESHIP: October 2015

MARCH 2016-JULY 2016 Traineeship

  • APPLICATIONS: closed
  • PRESELECTION/eligibility: October - December 2015
    Sending of offers: January - April 2016
  • TRAINEESHIP: March 2016