Council of the European Union - Compulsory unpaid traineeships

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Open for application: 
Application closes / deadline: 
15/03/2022 - 12:00(Brussels time)
Type of contract: 

​Depending on the needs of the service, the daily work of a trainee would generally be equivalent to that of junior administrator officials at the beginning of their career e.g.: preparing meetings and drafting minutes, attending meetings of Coreper and Council preparatory bodies, researching on a particular project, translating documents, compiling documentation, writing reports. Trainees will also be invited to participate in a study programme that includes visits and conferences at other EU institutions in Brussels, Luxembourg and Strasbourg.

Who can apply: These traineeships are reserved for third, fourth or fifth year university students of EU nationality who have to do a compulsory training period as part of their course.

Duration: 2 to 5 months 

Paid: No. Reimbursement of travel allowance. GSC restaurant reduction card. Health/accident insurance.

Starting Dates:

  • 1 February (application period around September/October - check at that moment for final dates).
  • 1 September (application period around February/March - check at that moment for final dates).