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 1,159.44 € 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 2017-FEBRUARY 2018 Traineeship


EVALUATION: March 2017
Pre-identification: April 2017
Results of eligibility check and of pre-selection: end-June/early July 2017

SELECTION BY DG: July-September 2017
Sending of offers: start mid-July 2017

MARCH 2018-JULY 2018 Traineeship

APPLICATIONS: closed 18/07/2017 (12:00 noon, Brussels time) - 31/08/2017 (12:00 noon, Brussels time)


The traineeship at the European Commission is not simply another internship that you. It is a highly enriching experience on a professional as well as personal level. At times demanding, but never dull, you will get the chance to learn about the modus operandi of this European institution. Don't miss out on the opportunity to live in and work on the heart of Europe.

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Current position: Commission