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


MARCH 2018-JULY 2018 Traineeship


EVALUATION: October-November 2017
Pre-identification: November 2017
Results of eligibility check and pre-selection: December 2017

SELECTION BY DG: December 2017-January 2018
Results of selection: end of January 2018
Sending of offers: end of January 2018

OCTOBER 2018-FEBRUARY 2019 Traineeship

APPLICATIONS: 4/01/2018 (12:00 noon, Brussels time) - 31/01/2018 (12:00 noon, Brussels time)

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

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

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.

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Current position: October 2016 Traineeship