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.


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: end-June/early July 2017

Sending of offers: mid-July 2017

I learned a lot during my Traineeship at the EC. After my MA in European Studies, it was interesting to see how the Commission really works from the inside. Brussels is often in the news, and it was exciting to feel right at the heart of it all. My colleagues were friendly and I integrated quickly into my Unit. And best of all, at the end of it I was delighted to be offered the chance to stay and work for the Commission!

Blue Book Trainee
October 2016 Traineeship