for the March 2018 traineeship session
A paid traineeship of 5 months with the European Commission, starting on either 1st March or 1st October.
You will receive a monthly grant of 1,159.40 € 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 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, for example, work in the field of competition law, human resources, environmental policy …
A typical trainee's daily work mainly consists of:
Attending and organising meetings, working groups, forums, public hearings
Researching and compiling documentation, reports, consultations, answering queries
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
Openness to European matters
Willingness to learn about the Commission's working methods
Contribution to our everyday work with a fresh point of view
Scientific traineeships are also available at the European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC).