Based in Luxembourg, the Court of Justice interprets EU law to make sure it is applied in the same way in all EU countries, and settles legal disputes between national governments and EU institutions. It can also, in certain circumstances, be used by individuals, companies or organisations to take action against an EU institution, if they feel it has infringed their rights.
The vast majority of staff in the Court's services are recruited from the reserve lists of open competitions published on this website. However, in certain circumstances, the Court may use temporary staff or contract staff for auxiliary tasks. This applies to all institutions.
Every year, the Court of Justice of the European Union offers a limited number of paid traineeships of a duration of five months. Traineeships are generally undertaken in the Directorate for Legal Translation, the Research and Documentation Directorate, the Communication Directorate, the Protocol and Visits Directorate, the office of the Legal Adviser for administrative cases, the Registry of the General Court or the Interpretation Directorate.
Who can apply: Graduates in law or in political sciences (majority content, law) with knowledge of French.
Duration: 5 months
Paid: Yes. Around 1,120 € per month
Starting Dates: 1 March and 1 October
Interpreting traineeships are primarily aimed at newly qualified conference interpreters whose language combination is of interest to the Interpretation Directorate. The aim is to enable newly qualified interpreters to be supervised as they perfect their interpreting skills, particularly in legal interpreting, which involves the preparation of case-files, terminological research and practical exercises in a ‘silent booth'.
Who can apply: Newly qualified conference interpreters with a diploma in conference interpreting and the ability to read French
Duration: 10-12 weeks