Traineeships in the European Commission for Graduates Worldwide

Traineeships in the European Commission for Graduates Worldwide

Deadline: February 3, 2014

Registration for the October 2014 traineeship session is now open. The European Commission offers traineeships to University graduates from across the world to work in various fields within the Commission. A paid traineeship of 5 months with the European Commission, starting on either 1st March or 1st October.

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.

Responsibilities

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.

Eligibility

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).
    • The official languages of the European Union are Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Irish, Latvian, Lithuanian, Maltese, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish and Swedish.

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 Choose translations of the previous link are excluded.

What do they 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.

For more information, click here.

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