Work with CoR | the European Committee of the Regions


The European Committee of the Regions (CoR) is the voice of regions and cities in the European Union. It represents local and regional authorities across the European Union and advises on new laws that have an impact on regions and cities.

Discover how you can join the organisation, applying for new internship and study visits offers, open to graduates and university students!

• CICERO traineeships

Cicero traineeship is a program aimed at young graduates who wish to work in a multicultural context.

The participants will work in a small team of young people from all over Europe, working together to develop solutions to the problems facing regions and cities of Europe.

Trainees will work under the following conditions:

  • 5 months of work
  • Full time (40 hours per week)
  • Workplace in Brussels, Belgium
  • Paid by grant (approx. 1280 euros/month)
  • Preferred choice between 3 of the CoR’s departments
  • Travel and mobility allowance
  • Health insurance cover optional
  • Accident insurance included

University graduates who have obtained a full undergraduate academic degree, or have completed at least the third year of higher education can partecipate in the programme.

The organisation also requires to be fluent in one EU language and have satisfactory knowledge of French or English.

You can send your application online through the official portal of CoR.

• Study Visits

The CoR organisation also welcomes students who want to experience the work within a European organisation, and who wish to make their contribution to topics such as Citizenship, Cohesion, Climate Change, Public Procurement and Security.

The students can participate in the program with the following conditions:

  • 1-4 months, extendable up to 6 months depending on the resources available
  • Starting date is agreed upon with the candidate
  • Full time (40 hours a week)
  • Workplace in Brussels, Belgium
  • Accident insurance included

To apply students must hold a proof of funding from another body, such as a university, a public or private body or NGO, in the form of a scholarship, grant, etc or a proof that the study visit is an integral part of their education.

Only applicants who have a high school diploma and have an excellent level of English or French can participate in the programme.

If you believe you have the requirements you can participate in the program by filling out the form on the official website.

• Study Visits for government officials

This program is addressed to staff or trainees from a national, regional or local public authority of an EU Member State.

Through this study visit it will be possible for different European organisations to collaborate, developing their skills, competencies and knowledge.

Participants can collaborate with CoR under the following conditions:

  • 2-6 months (that can be extended up to 12 months)
  • Starting date is agreed upon with the candidate
  • Full time (40 hours per week)
  • Workplace in Brussels, Belgium
  • Unpaid
  • Accident insurance covered by the CoR

Staff or trainees from a national, regional or local public authority of an EU member state can apply for this study visit.

CoR requires to be in possession of a university degree, an excellent knowledge of English and French and to held a confirmation of employment by the sending authority and its agreement to a study visit at the cor.

You can find more information about the program and how to apply on the official website.


For more information about the programmes and CoR work, please visit the official website.


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