As the EU's independent external auditor, the European Court of Auditors (ECA) looks after the interests of EU taxpayers. Based in Luxembourg, it does not have legal powers, but works to improve the European Commission's management of the EU budget and reports on EU finances.
Staff are mainly officials recruited via the reserve lists from general competitions published on this website. In certain circumstances, however, the European Court of Auditors may also engage temporary or contract staff. This applies to all institutions.
The European Court of Auditors organises three traineeship sessions per year in areas of interest to its work.
Who can apply: EU nationals who either hold a recognised university-level diploma or who have completed at least four semesters of university study in an area of interest to the Court (Audit, Budget, Accounting, Administration, Human Resources, Translation, Communication, International Relations, Legal).
Duration: 3, 4 or 5 months.
Paid: Yes. Around 1.350€ (depending on the budgetary appropriations available).
Starting Dates: 01 February, 01 May and 01 September, every year.