The European Commission represents the interests of the EU as a whole. It proposes new legislation to the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union, and it ensures that EU law is correctly applied by member countries.
Paid traineeships of five months with the European Commission (or some executive bodies and agencies of the European Institutions, such as the European External Action Service or Executive Agency for Competitiveness and Innovation) are available. There are approximately 1,400 places available each year.
- be university graduates (minimum Bachelor degree)
- have very good knowledge of English or French or German
- have very knowledge of a second EU official language (required for nationals of EU countries)
See website for further eligibility requirements.
Monthly grant of €1,000 and reimbursement of travel expenses
Traineeships are offered throughout the year. See website for specific deadlines.