European Commission Blue Book Traineeship

Fellowships

European Commission Blue Book Traineeship Program - March 2020 (Fully Paid)

Deadline: August 30, 2019

Each year the European Commission offers 2 five month, paid traineeships, for 1,800 trainees; administrative or translation. Starting on 1 March or 1 October, trainees gain hands-on experience of EU policy making in a multicultural environment. Trainees work all over the European Commission/Services/Agencies mostly in Brussels, but also in Luxembourg and across the European Union.

What does a trainee’s daily work consist of

  • Attending and organising meetings, working groups, forums, public hearings
  • Researching and compiling documentation, reports, consultations, answering queries
  • Running projects

What your expectations are

  • Openess to European issues
  • Interest in learning about Commission working methods
  • Willingness to work in a multicultural environment
  • Contribution to everyday work with a fresh point of view
  • Proactive attitude

Benefits

-The living allowance for the 2019 traineeships sessions will be 1,196.84€ per month.

-Visa costs and related medical fees may be reimbursed together with the travel expenditures.

Other benefits Include:

  • 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

Eligibility

The traineeship programme is open to university graduates who:

  1. Have a university degree or equivalent, of at least 3 years of study, corresponding to a complete cycle (Bachelor’s);
  2. Have a very good knowledge (C level as per the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) of two EU official languagues, one of which must be a procedural language: English or French or German. For non EU nationals only one procedural language is required.
  3. Have no prior work experience of any kind, in excess of 6 weeks in any EU institution, body or agency, EU delegations, with Members of Parliament (MEPs) or Advocates General at the EUCJ.

Application

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For more information, visit European Commission Traineeship .