All European Institutions (European Parliament, European Commission, European Court of Justice, etc.) are offering traineeship opportunities to young people. They are offered to young European people. The selection process is quite tough, but it offers extremely high-level professional experience if you are selected.
professional experience, long-term mobility, line on the CV, formal recognition, EU-atmosphere.
The one to know
I can benefit of it if
I speak English or French or German and another EU official language. I already hold at least a bachelor. There's no age limit. These requirements are valid for the European Commission, they may differ according to institutions.
I can leave for
Usually, traineeships in EU Institutions last for 5 or 6 months.
I can go
Where EU institutions are based: Brussels, Strasbourg, etc.
I will receive
Financial support depends on which institution is hosting you. The European Commission is offering a 1000€ per month grant. The learning support is usually very strong and allows very good learning outcomes.
When I come back, I’ll have gained
Confidence and independence after living in a foreign country
Professional skills in the field of project management, EU policy, etc
Extremely strong network for your future professional career
Increased flexibility and intercultural understanding
I need to prepare
Approximately a semester in advance, as there are strict deadline to apply for these traineeships.
For help I should contact
The representation of the European Commission or other EU institutions in my country.
European Institutions are not the only one to offer traineeships. International organisations such as the United Nations or the Council of Europe are also offering high-level internships.
- Mis à jour : 22 novembre 2014