Paid Traineeship For Bachelor Degree Holders In Europe

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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 Competitiveness and Innovation), starting on either 1st March or 1st October.
  • You will receive a monthly grant of approximately €1,120 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 2016-JULY 2016 Traineeship

TRAINEESHIP: on-going until July 2016

OCTOBER 2016-FEBRUARY 2017 Traineeship


PRESELECTION/eligibility: February-May 2016
Communication of the results of the pre-selection: mid-April 2016
Sending of offers: June-November 2016

MARCH 2017-JULY 2017 Traineeship

APPLICATIONS: 18 July (12:00 noon, Brussels time) – 31 August 2016 (12:00 noon, Brussels time)

Who can apply?

The traineeship programme is open to university graduates, from all over the world who have a:

  1. Degree of at least 3 years of study (minimum a Bachelor);
  2. Very good knowledge of English or French or German (C1/C2 level in accordance with the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages);
  3. Very good knowledge of a second EU official language (required for nationals of EU countries).

You must have completed at least 3-years of study with a degree to apply for a Blue Book traineeship. Only if you have a certificate or an official confirmation from your university that you have at least a 3-year degree will you be eligible to apply.

You can apply once per session but as many times as you want until you are finally selected. If you do not pass the pre-selection, or you are in the Blue Book but not selected for a traineeship, you will have to submit again your application. It will undergo again the pre-selection with no guarantee that you will successfully pass it and be in the Blue Book again.

For Application process and more information, visit the Official Website page

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