The traineeship programme is open to university graduates, from all over the world who have a:

  1. Degree of at least 3 years of study (minimum a Bachelor);
  2. Very good knowledge of English or French or German (C1/C2 level in accordance with the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages);
  3. Very good knowledge of a second EU official language (required for nationals of EU countries).


The  paid traineeship of 5 months
 with the European Commission (or some executive bodies and agencies of the European Institutions like, for instance, the European External Action Service or Executive Agency for Competitiveness and Innovation), starts  on either 1st March or 1st October:

  • You will receive a monthly grant of approximately €1,120 and reimbursement of travel expenses. Accident and health insurance can also be provided.
  • Every year, there are about 1,300 places available.
  • If you are one of the selected candidates you get hands-on experience in an international and multicultural environment. This can be an important enrichment for your further career.

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