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European Commission Blue Book Paid Traineeship Programme (No Age Limits, 1000 Positions Available) Apply

European Commission Blue Book Paid Traineeship Programme

LocationMultiple
Duration5 Months
Stipend1,376.89โ‚ฌ per month
Deadline15 March 2024

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About European Commission

The European Commission is the EUโ€™s politically independent executive arm. It is alone responsible for drawing up proposals for new European legislation, and it implements the decisions of the European Parliament and the Council of the EU.

About the Program

The European Commission proposes 2 types of traineeship: an Administrative Traineeship or a Translation Traineeship with the Directorate-General for Translation (DGT). The traineeship programme is open to all eligible candidates whatever their citizenship, regardless of their sex, race, colour, ethnic or social origin, religion or belief, membership of a national minority, disability, age or sexual orientation. 

Trainees work all over the European Commission, its services and agencies, mostly in Brussels, but also in Luxembourg and elsewhere across the European Union. The nature of your work will depend on the service you are assigned to. You may, for example, work in the field of competition law, human resources, environmental policy, translation, etc.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Attending and organising meetings, working groups, and public hearings
  • Researching, drafting and editing documentation โ€“ including reports and consultations
  • Answering citizensโ€™ inquiries
  • Supporting the management of projects
  • Translating, revising translations or researching terminology

What do we expect from you?

  • An open-minded approach to European issues
  • An interest in learning about the Commissionโ€™s working methods
  • Willingness to work in a multicultural environment
  • To contribute to the Commissionโ€™s daily work from a fresh perspective
  • A proactive attitude

Who can apply?

Subject to eligibility criteria, the traineeship is open to all EU citizens, regardless of age. A limited number of places are also allocated to non-EU nationals.

Requirements

The traineeship programme is open to university graduates who:

  1. have completed a standard 3-year higher education degreeย (minimum EQF 6 level), corresponding to a complete Bachelorโ€™s cycle, or equivalent. Only if you have a certificate or official confirmation from your university that you have such a degree will you be eligible to apply.

    You will have to provide the following documents:
    • diplomas or certificates with final grades clearly indicated
    • and proof of minimum EQF 6 level. 
  2. have no prior work experience of any kind, in excess of 6 weeks in any EU institution, body or agency, delegation, with Members of the European Parliament (MEPs), or Advocates General at the Court of Justice of the European Union (EUCJ)
     
  3. have a very good knowledge of languages:
  • For the administrative traineeship โ€“ you must have a very good knowledge of two EU official languages, one of which must be a working language: English, French or German at C1 or C2 level as per the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages and a second one at B2 level at least as per the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.
    For non-EU nationals, only one procedural language is required at C1 or C2 level.
  • For theย translation traineeshipย in the Directorate-General for Translation (DGT) โ€“ you must be able to translate into your main/target language (normally your mother tongue), from two other official EU languages (โ€˜source languagesโ€™*).:
    • your main/target language must be one of the official EU languages
    • your first source language for translation must be a working language of the EU: English, French or German
    • your second source language can be any of the official EU languages with at least B2-level proficiency

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