Representation in United Kingdom

Work for the EU

Permanent & non-permanent positions

As a national of an EU country, you are eligible for employment with the EU institutions which employ over 40,000 people – mainly in Europe, but also in offices around the world. To find out more what it is like to work for the European Commission, you visit the European Commission Civil Service Portal or watch this video:

To apply, you usually have to enter an 'open competition'. These are managed centrally by the European Personnel Selection Office (EPSO.) We also offer presentations and workshops on EU careers, to find out the latest on these, please check our "Events"

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EU internships

Internships are available with the European Commission, the European Parliament, the Council of the European Union, the European Central Bank, the Court of Justice of the EU and many other Institutions. 

European Commission paid internship – Brussels and other locations

We offer a 5 month internship with a monthly grant of cca €1,120 starting 1 March and 1 October each year. This is an excellent opportunity to get a hands on experience with working in the EU. Interns will have the opportunity to work in the European Commission, in some of the executive bodies and agencies of the European Institutions. You can find more information on our paid traineeships website here.