Program Length:  5 months – either March – July or October to February

Location: European Commission Trainee Office in Brussels or Luxembourg

Admissions Requirement:
You must have completed 3 years for a higher education degree
You must have not worked at the EU Institution, body or body agency, delegation, Members of European Parliament, or Advocates General at the Court of Justice of the European Union
You must have a strong knowledge of language, know at least two EU languages. You must know English, French, and German at a C1 or C2 level and a second language at the B2 level per the Common European Framework of References for Language
If you wish to be part of the translation traineeship, you must be able translate two official EU languages into your own.
You must create an EU account to apply

Application Deadline: N/A

Eager to jumpstart your career in the heart of European policymaking? Look no further than the European Union’s prestigious Blue Book Traineeship program.

This highly competitive 5-month paid internship offers those with at least three years of higher education, EU nationals and non-EU nationals, a unique opportunity to gain hands-on experience working within the EU’s various institutions and agencies. Interns’ daily tasks include attending and organizing meetings, researching, drafting and editing documentation, and more. Interns are also expected to approach European issues with an open mind and have a strong interest in learning about the Commission’s inner workings. Beyond the valuable work experience, this traineeship also provides unparalleled networking opportunities, allowing participants to build connections with professionals and fellow trainees from all backgrounds. Check out past testimonials from trainees stating the program’s transformative impact on their personal and professional development. The application requirements are strict such as the language requirements so be sure to check them out before applying. To apply, candidates must create a profile on the European Commission Authentication Service website and submit their application through the online system before the deadline. Don’t miss out on this prestigious opportunity to kickstart your career in the heart of Europe!

Cost: None.

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