Become a Trainee at the European Commission through the Blue Book Traineeship

Twice a year, the European Commission offers 1800 paid5-month administrative or translation traineeships. Starting on 1 March or 1 October, trainees gain hands-on experience in EU policymaking in a multicultural environment.

Trainees work all over the European Commission, its services and agencies, mostly in Brussels, but also in Luxembourg and elsewhere across the European Union. 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 limited number' of traineeships are available for no-EU citizens.

What does the traineeship offer?

  • Insight into the processes and policies of the European Institutions
  • The opportunity to contribute to the day-to-day work of the Commission
  • The opportunity to put academic theory into practice

What does a trainee's daily work consist of?

  • Attending and organising meetings, working groups, and public hearings
  • Researching, drafting end editing documentation – including reports and consultations
  • Answering citizens’ inquiries
  • Supporting the management of projects

What do we expect from you?

  • An open-minded approach to European issues
  • An interest in learning about the Commission’s working methods
  • Willingness to work in a multicultural environment
  • To contribute to the Commission’s daily work from a fresh perspective
  • A proactive attitude


31 January 2020

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