European Commission seeks Trainees (m/f)
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 1st March 2016:
March 2016 – July 2016
You will receive a monthly grant of some €1,000 and reimbursement of travel expenses. Accident and health insurance can also be provided. Every year, there are about 1.400 places available. If you are one of the selected candidates you get hands-on experience in the international and multicultural environment. This can be an important enrichment for your further career.
What’s the work like?
Trainees work all over the European Commission. The content of the job largely depends on the service you are assigned to. You may work in the field of competition law, human resources, environmental policy …
Your daily work will mainly consist of: attending and organising meetings, working groups, forums, public hearings, researching and compiling documentation, reports, consultations; answering queries, running projects.
What does the traineeship offer?
- EU knowledge – insight into the processes and policies of the European Institutions,
- practical experience – an opportunity to play a part in the Commission’s day-to-day business,
- opportunity to put academic theory into practice.
What do we expect from you?
- openness to European matters,
- willingness to learn about the Commission’s working methods,
- contribution to our everyday work with a fresh point of view,
- proactive attitude.
Who can apply?
The traineeship program is open to university graduates from all over the world who have a:
- degree of at least 3 years of study (minimum a bachelor),
- very good knowledge of English or French or German.
- very good knowledge of a second EU official language (required for nationals of EU countries).
If you apply for translation traineeships (in the Translation Directorate General) you must be able to translate into your main language (normally your native language) from 2 other official EU languages (source languages):
- your main language must be one of the official EU languages.
- your 1st source language must be English, French or German.
- your 2nd source language can be any of the official EU languages.
!!! People who have previously done more than 6 weeks of in-service training or work (paid or unpaid) for any of the European institutions or bodies are excluded.
Applications 15/07/2015 (12:00 noon, Brussels time) – 31/08/2015 (12:00 noon, Brussels time)