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 provided me with great insights into this professional field and European legislation. I was allowed to meetings with many exciting organisations and attended high-ranking conferences. I connected to like-minded people from other countries and learned much from them.

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Current position: October 2016 Traineeship