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Traineeship at the European Commission

Each year the European Commission offers 2 five month, paid traineeships, for 1,800 trainees; administrative or translation. Starting on 1 March or 1 October, trainees gain hands-on experience of EU policy making in a multicultural environment. Trainees work all over the European Commission/Services/Agencies mostly in Brussels, but also in Luxembourg and across the European Union. The content of the job depends on the service you are assigned to. You may, for example, work in the field of competition law, human resources, environmental policy etc.


FROM 16 July 2019 (12:00, midday, Brussels time)

TO 30 August 2019 (12:00, midday, Brussels time)


1 March 2020 - 31 July 2020

The selection procedures for traineeships are run by the individual EU institutions and agencies. You can see the different opportunities available here.

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