European Commission Blue Book Traineeship Program

Internships
Deadline : August 31, 2020

Apply for the European Commission Blue Book Traineeship Program. Each year the European Commission offers 2 five month, paid traineeships, for 1,800 trainees. These Traineeships include positions in administrative or translation. The traineeships usually start on 1 March or 1 October every year, giving trainees 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.

For each Traineeship period, the Commission’s Traineeships Office determines the exact number of trainees to be attributed to each Directorate General, Service and Agency, depending on the budget availability and the existing conditions as well as resources.

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

Once selected for this traineeship, you will be eligible for the following benefits

  • You will recieve a living allowance for the whole period of the traineeship. The living allowance for the 2019 traineeships sessions was 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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