Paid Traineeships at European Maritime Safety Agency 2018

Paid Traineeships at European Maritime Safety Agency 2018

Deadline: December 15, 2017

The European Maritime Safety Agency offers traineeships for a period of at least 3 months and at most 6 months. The traineeship program aims to provide trainees with work experience in the field of maritime safety legislation, response to pollution at sea and cooperation among member states in safety at sea matters. Inservice training enables trainees to acquire practical experience by means of their work and put into practice the knowledge they have acquired during their academic studies or professional careers.

The starting date of the traineeships is 1st March 2018 and finishing date is 31st August 2018.


The trainees will be awarded a monthly grant of € 934.51 and a travel allowance as indicated in the above mentioned decision, if applicable. The trainees will be assigned to work for the following Units complying with a diploma of relevant studies and competence.

Available Positions and Eligibility

1. Executive Officer: Support to the Director in all areas under his responsibility, including policy, communication, planning and monitoring.

  • Diploma required: Communication Science, Languages, Journalism, European Studies, Graphic Design, Multimedia Studies.
  • Languages: Fluency in both written and spoken English.

2. Human Resources – Missions Cell: Processing of mission reimbursements of EMSA staff

  • The trainee should have the following skills:
    • Good organisational skills
    • Ability to work in a team
    • Knowledge of Excel
  • Diploma required: Tourism, Public Administration, Finances or any other related to the tasks to be performed.
  • Languages: Fluency in both written and spoken English.

3. Internal Support – Events cell: Technical and logistical support to events organised by EMSA and processing of reimbursements to participants/experts

  • Diploma required: Events Management, Tourism, Hotel Management.
  • Languages: Fluency in both written and spoken English.

4. ICT Operations: The Sector is responsible for the datacentre management (at primary and business continuity sites); for the hosting and IT Operations (2nd level) for all Maritime Applications; for the internal Corporate Services management (directory services, DNS, email, file server, SharePoint etc.); for desktop management and the service desk for internal users; for networking and security

  • Language: High level of English required.

5. Standards for Seafarers: Responsible for visits and inspections, in Member States and third Countries. Also responsible for the maintenance and the enhancement of the STCW-IS, the information system which stores information on certificates and endorsements of recognition, and for the assistance to the Commission and the Member States on STCW, ILO and human element related issues.

  • The trainee should have the following skills:
    • Capacity to work with statistics
    • Capacity to work in an international team
  • Diploma required: Degree in maritime studies or related areas: Navigation, Marine Engineering, Maritime Logistics, Maritime Law or Maritime Economics.
  • Language: Excellent command of the English language is fundamental. Good knowledge of other languages an asset.

6. Environment & Capacity Building: Responsible for providing technical assistance and statistics to the European Commission and the Member States on matters regarding the implementation and enforcement as well as possible amendments to EU legislation on Port State Control, Prevention of Pollution from ships and protection of the Environment.

  • The trainee should have the following skills:
    • Knowledge of the EU Marine Environment legal framework.
  • Diploma required: University degree in Statistics, ICT related; Communications (with applied IT skills).
  • Languages: Fluency in both written and spoken English.

7. Maritime Support Services: The MSS provides a 24/7 operational and technical service with responsibility for ensuring systems availability and stability by monitoring the continuity of the incoming and outgoing data flows, quality reporting and incident management linked with all Agency maritime applications.

  • The trainee should have the following skills:
    • Computer skills (mainly MS Office), databases SQL or equivalent and Geographical information systems (ARCGIS)
  • Diploma required: Computer Sciences, Engineering IT, Engineering (general), Nautical Science, Naval Engineering.
  • Languages: Fluency in both written and spoken English.


Interested candidates should apply by sending their application by e-mail to the following address: [email protected].

The complete application must include the documents below:

  1. Application Form (in the same editable format, not scanned, with no images inserted and with all required fields completed);
  2. Copy of the University Diploma or relevant official certificate (self-certifications are not accepted).

For more information, visit Traineeships at European Maritime Safety Agency.