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 1,176.83 € as of 1st March 2018 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 2018-JULY 2018 Traineeship


OCTOBER 2018-FEBRUARY 2019 Traineeship


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

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

MARCH 2019-JULY 2019 Traineeship

APPLICATIONS: 16/07/2018 (12:00 noon, Brussels time) - 31/08/2018 (noon, Brussels time)

The most productive and satisfying five months in my professional life. I learned new skills, strongly enhanced my professional network, made friends for life, and I was close to decision makers in the international arena. Accomplishment follows naturally once you learn to manage the networking opportunities that only Brussels can provide.

Victor Aguilar
Current position: October 2016 Traineeship