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If you would like to get a taster of a career with the EU institutions, why not apply for a traineeship?

Each year, around 1,900 young people are offered the chance to increase their professional skills, develop their personal qualities, and enhance their EU knowledge through the EU trainee programmes. Most of the EU institutions organise traineeships for young university graduates, each lasting usually between 3 and 5 months.

Traineeships are available in a wide range of fields and offer a great insight into the work of the EU. The content of the job largely depends on the service you are assigned to. Opportunities are available in the fields of competition law, human resources, environmental policy, communication and many more.

The selection procedures for traineeships are run individually by the EU institutions and agencies themselves. You can see below some of the opportunities available. Please note that maybe not all available opportunities are displayed on this site.



Open for application: 29/04/2019 - 00:00
Deadline: no deadline for application
Location(s): Ljubljana (Slovenia)

The Traineeship Programme is mainly targeted to young university graduates, without excluding those who, in the framework of lifelong learning, have recently obtained a university degree and are at the beginning of a new professional career. 

Who can apply: 

  • Nationals of a Member State of the European Union who are 18 years of age or older.
  • Applicants must have a level of education which corresponds to completed university studies attested by a diploma (awarded in EU Member States or that are subject to the equivalence certificates issued by Member States’ Authorities), when the normal period of university education is three years or more.
  • Applicants must not have already benefited or benefit from any kind of traineeship within a European Union institution or body or Have had or have any kind of employment within a European Union institution or body.

Duration: 6 months

Paid: Yes. 600€ (Monthly Grant) and 350€ (Accommodation Allowance).

Starting Dates: 1st September or 1st March.