Twice a year, the Commission offers 5-month paid traineeships 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.
The European Commission traineeships take place mostly in Brussels, but you can find a few offers in Luxembourg too, as in other places around Europe, depending on the site of the DG/agency/body of assignment.
The nature of your work will depend on the service you are assigned to. You may, for example, work in the field of competition law, human resources, environmental policy, etc.
A trainee’s daily work consists of:
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:
The recognition of additional points can happen for:
More doubts about the eligibility criteria? Find out the FAQs that the European Commission displayed at your disposal.
The application procedure consists of three steps:
You can also assess how likely will be for you to pass the pre-selection and enter the Blue Book list of potential candidates.
The ongoing selection refers to the European Commission traineeships starting in March 2022. You can apply from 2 August 2021 at 12:00 midday Central European Summer Time (CEST) until 31 August 2021 at 12:00 midday.