EU Internships Survey: Time To Share Your Opinion!

Are you a former or a current trainee at a EU institution, or looking forward to doing a traineeship within the framework of the European Commission youth opportunities in the future?

EU Traineeships’ Survey

The European Youth Portal is asking young people, either already or about to be trainees at a EU institution, to fill out a form in order to help improve the overall experience of the EU traineeship itself. The European Commission would like to  hear your opinion on what works or does not work and what could be improved in traineeships.

Your comments will help to evaluate the Quality Framework for Traineeships (QFT),  an EU instrument which aims to improve the quality of traineeships which are taken outside the education context.

The survey is available in 23 languages. The deadline to fill out the form is 25 March 2022. 

The views that you express in this survey will be analysed as part of an evaluation which the European Commission is carrying out. This is your opportunity to share your experience and views on traineeships in your country and to have a say on future policy measures in this area.
The information provided in the survey will be treated anonymously.

About The EU Internships

Twice a year, the European Commission offers 5-month paid internships in its Directorate-Generals, agencies and bodies. The traineeships at the European Commission (Blue Book Traineeships) are a great opportunity to gain experience in a field of choice, while working in an international workplace in contact with policy makers.

Subject to eligibility criteria, the traineeships are open to all EU citizens, regardless of age. A limited number of places are also for non EU nationals. More specifically, the European Commission traineeships are open to new graduates that:

  • have completed at least the first cycle of university studies (3 years, 180 credits, Bachelor degree);
  • have no prior work experience of any kind, in excess of 6 weeks in any EU institution, body or agency;
  • can prove a very good knowledge of languages (English, French or German at C1 or C2 level).

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