By Tom Nokes / Updated: 14 Jan 2019
European Commission






Trainees work all over the European Commission/Services/Agencies mostly in Brussels, but also in Luxembourg and across the European Union. The content of the job depends on the service you are assigned to. You may, for example, work in the field of competition law, human resources, environmental policy etc. 

There are two training periods per year:

  • March to end July
  • October to end February of the following year

Subject to eligibility criteria (see below), the traineeship is open to all EU citizens regardless of age. A limited number of places are also allocated to non-EU nationals.

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.

For more information on how to apply, click here.


Full time
Employer type: 
Deadline for applications: 
04 Feb 2019
Temporary contract dates: 
01 Oct 2019