Would you like to work in the European Commission? Discover the Blue Book traineeships, an EU initiative to give young Europeans the opportunity to practice in various areas of work in the European Parliament.
Twice a year, the Commission offers 5-month paid traineeship. There are two types of internships:
Blue Book Traineeships are available to anyone eligible, regardless of nationality, gender, race, religion, disability, age, or sexual orientation.
Interns work in various locations, including Brussels and Luxembourg, on different tasks depending on the assigned service.
Potential career paths afterward can differ based on the specific entity.
Find out how to apply for these great opportunities by continuing to read the article!
During a traineeship at the European Union, trainees have the opportunity to develop their skills, learned during their studies.
The tasks of the trainees vary depending on the role for which they were hired. Mainly we can summarise the daily tasks in the following points:
Internships have a duration of 5 months and are paid. There are two periods in which they begin:
The living allowance for the traineeship sessions is about €1.376,89 per month and the selected people will have to work full time, 40 hours weekly.
The working languages of the European Commission are English, French and German.
Most of the Commission’s offices are in Brussels, but some are also in Luxembourg and a few other European cities. Some agency headquarters may be in countries other than Belgium. The specific work location is mentioned in the internship listing.
After the internship, trainees get a certificate called ‘in-service training certificate’ from the Traineeships Office. It’s a document mentioning the assigned DG/Service/Agency, the start and end dates and the tasks that the trainee accomplished during their services.
The requirements to apply for the Blue Book Traineeships can be summarised in the following points:
Moreover, depending on the type of internship participants wish to apply, there are several requirements that they must meet in order to be admitted to the pre-selection phase.
To apply you must submit your application, including all the documents required by the type of job you want to apply for, from 19 February 2024.
To apply you must register on the official portal, following the guide indicated in the EU portal.
For more information about the program, we recommend that you visit the official portal, in which all information and participation requirements are explained in detail.