Based in Brussels and in offices around the world, the European External Action Service (EEAS) is the EU's diplomatic service. It aims to make EU foreign policy more coherent and effective, thus increasing Europe's global influence.
From time to time, calls for expressions of interest for the European External Action Service department are published on this website by the European Personnel Selection Office. Candidates must pass a test to be considered for recruitment. Individuals may also consult the different delegations' websites for vacant Contract Agent posts in EU Delegations.
The EU has a long tradition of offering traineeship opportunities in EU Delegations around the world. Traineeships are essentially established for the benefit of students and young graduates. It is an educational project that does not foresee any contractual or employment relationship with the Delegation.
Who can apply: Depending on a specific pillar, traineeships in EU Delegations are open to EU citizens, citizens from candidate countries that have concluded EU accession negotiations and nationals of the host country. For paid traineeships, applicants must have graduated from a university or equivalent higher-education establishment with at least a Bachelor's level; for unpaid compulsory traineeships, applicants shall be 3rd , 4th or 5th year students of a University or another higher-education establishment. Candidates must have the capacity to speak in the working language of the EU Delegation, knowledge of the official language of the host country would be an asset.
Duration: Maximum 6 months
Paid: for young graduates with less than one year of professional experience.
Unpaid compulsory traineeship: for students already residing and studying in the host country.