ECHA Graduate Traineeship Program 2017 (Paid Position)

ECHA Graduate Traineeship Program 2017 (Paid Position)

Deadline: August 27, 2017

Applications are now open for the ECHA Graduate Traineeship Program 2017. ECHA is seeking newly-qualified graduates who are willing to make a contribution to the everyday work of the Agency. There are up to 20 graduate traineeship opportunities per year in scientific fields such as chemistry, toxicology, biology, environmental science and technologies, and administrative duties such as law, communications, finance, human resources and ICT. The traineeships usually start in the beginning of March or September.

The trainee scheme is designed for:

  • Recent university graduates and holders of a technical or professional qualification of an equivalent level in fields relevant to applicable chemicals legislation or other fields relevant to the administration tasks of an EU institution.
  • Public or private sector employees engaged in graduate-level work in fields relevant to applicable chemicals legislation.


  • The graduate trainee scheme offers a grant of approximately 1,300 euro;
  • Trainees who continue to receive remuneration from their employer, or any other grant or allowance will only be entitled to a grant from ECHA if the amount they receive is less than the one indicated above. In this case, trainees will receive an amount equal to the difference between their income and the level of ECHA’s grant;
  • Trainees in employment must provide a declaration of remuneration, expenses and allowances signed by their employer.


Applicants must:

  • Be a national of a Member State of the EU or a national of the European Economic Area (Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein). Nationals of candidate countries benefiting from a pre-accession strategy can also be accepted according to the availability of budgetary resources and the ECHAs capacity to host them. A limited number of nationals of non-Member States may also be accepted;
  • Be able to communicate in English as this is the working language of ECHA;
  • Have obtained a university degree or equivalent or engaged in graduate-level work in fields relevant ECHA.


  • Apply to an open traineeship position here

For more information, visit ECHA Traineeship Program.