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.


MARCH 2017-JULY 2017 Traineeship


OCTOBER 2017-FEBRUARY 2018 Traineeship


EVALUATION: March 2017
Pre-identification: April 2017
Results of eligibility check and of pre-selection: mid-June 2017

SELECTION BY DG: June-July 2017
Sending of offers: mid-July 2017

The Blue Book traineeship programme is a fantastic opportunity to gain insight into the workings of the EU Commission first hand - while meeting professionals from all over Europe at the same time. Understanding how the EU works in practice is an invaluable stepping stone towards an EU career.

Blue Book Trainee
October 2016 Traineeship