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.
OCTOBER 2017-FEBRUARY 2018 Traineeship
MARCH 2018-JULY 2018 Traineeship
EVALUATION: October-November 2017 Pre-identification: November 2017
Results of eligibility check and pre-selection: December 2017
SELECTION BY DG: December 2017-January 2018 Results of selection: end of January 2018 Sending of offers: starts end of January 2018
EVALUATION: March 2018 Pre-identification: April
Eligibility check: April-May
PRE-SELECTION: May-June 2018 Sending of offers: starts end of June 2018
Advice for applicants
Once the application period has closed, potential candidates will undergo the first phase of the pre-selection for the Blue Book, i.e. assessment of applications.
Candidates are evaluated anonymously by evaluators and get points on the basis of the following criteria and, in the following order of relevance:
Level of education (minimum – ‘bachelor’ or equivalent);
Level of skills in one of the three European Commission working/procedural languages (EN, FR, DE);
Level of skills in any other of the 21 official European languages as well as in any non-EU languages, if any;
Minimum one and up to three languages are accepted as mother tongues; no proof of mother tongue is required (but neither are points awarded). Therefore, should you possess more than one mother tongue, you have the choice to either a) declare all of them under the “Mother tongue” section, knowing that they you will not gain points for any language declared as a mother tongue during the evaluation; or b) declare one of them under the “Mother tongue” section and the other(s) in the “Other languages” section as long as you can prove (by the same means as for non-mother tongues) that your level of proficiency corresponds to at least a C1;
Relevant working experience, if any;
International profile (education/work/volunteering abroad, mobility, aptitude to work in an international atmosphere), if any;
Motivation and quality of reasoning;
IT Skills, organisational skills and rare domains of studies
Papers and publications, if any.
If they successfully pass the first phase of the pre-selection, candidates are “pre-identified” and admitted to the second phase of the pre-selection, i.e. verification of supporting documents/eligibility check.