The European Court of Auditors (ECA), based in Luxembourg, audits the European Union’s finances. The ECA offers both paid and unpaid traineeships lasting from three to five months. Those interested can now apply for traineeships starting in September. For traineeships that begin on:
1 September 2018, applications may be submitted from 1 April–31 May 2018
1 February 2019, applications may be submitted from 1 September–31 October 2018
1 May 2019, applications may be submitted from 1 December 2018-31 January 2019.
Further details and eligibility criteria are available here.
Twice a year, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) offers traineeships for a period of five months to university graduates who are nationals of EU Member States, as well as to a number of university graduates from non-EU countries. (long-term traineeship).
In addition, the EESC can offer short, unpaid traineeships from one to three months to university graduates or university students who are required to complete their degree by undertaking a period of in-service training (short-term traineeship).
Further information is available here. The various traineeship options are also explained in the video below.
Applications are now open for paid traineeships of five months’ duration starting on 1 October with the European Commission and some executive bodies and agencies of the European Institutions such as the European External Action Service or Executive Agency for Competitiveness and Innovation. Successful applicants will receive a monthly grant of around €1,120 and reimbursement of travel expenses. Accident and health insurance can also be provided. Every year, there are about 1,300 places available, which provide selected candidates with hands-on experience in an international and multicultural environment, thus enriching their career prospects. Applications must be submitted online by noon (Brussels time), 31 January 2017.
Would you like to gain work experience with the European Parliament?
Applications have opened for paid traineeships for University graduates at the European Parliament starting on the 1st of March 2017and lasting 5 months. Applications must be submitted by the 15th of October.
The Parliament also offers specialised traineeships for journalists and translators.