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EU traineeship programmes offer a unique opportunity to get a taste of what an EU career is about.

Each year, more than 2,000 trainees increase their professional skills, expand their network and put academic theory into practice through the EU trainee programmes. Most of the EU institutions, bodies and agencies organise traineeships that usually last several months.

Traineeships offer a great insight into the work of the EU and are available in a wide range of fields such as competition law, human resources, environmental policy, communication and many more.

Each EU institution, body and agency individually runs its own traineeship selection procedures.

In the drop-down menu below, you can search available traineeship opportunities by selecting different EU institutions, bodies and agencies.

Please note that not all available traineeship programmes 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.