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 Small and Medium-sized Enterprises), starting on either 1st March or 1st October.
  • 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.
  • 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.


MARCH 2018-JULY 2018 Traineeship


OCTOBER 2018-FEBRUARY 2019 Traineeship


EVALUATION: March 2018
Pre-identification: April
Eligibility check: April-May

PRE-SELECTION: May-June 2018
Sending of offers: starts end of June 2018

MARCH 2019-JULY 2019 Traineeship

APPLICATIONS: 16/07/2018 (12:00 noon, Brussels time) - 31/08/2018 (noon, Brussels time)

My experience as a trainee at the European Commission has not only allowed me to develop and put in practice technical and soft skills acquired during my university studies, but also to better understand how such a big and complex institution works. It was without a doubt a remarkable and valuable learning process that I believe will prove useful for my future professional path. Finally, the fact that I was involved in different trainees subcommittees has allowed me to benefit from the resources provided during the traineeship to dedicate my free time to causes that I stand for.

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Current position: Commission