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European Commission Blue Book Traineeship Program

Deadline : January 31, 2021 .  

Apply for the European Commission Blue Book Traineeship program. Twice a year, the European Commission offers 1800 paid, 5-month administrative or translation traineeships. Starting on 1 March or 1 October, trainees gain hands-on experience in EU policymaking in a multicultural environment.

Trainees work all over the European Commission, its services and agencies, mostly in Brussels, but also in Luxembourg and elsewhere across the European Union. You may, for example, work in the field of competition law, human resources, environmental policy, etc.

What does a trainee’s daily work consist of?

  • Attending and organising meetings, working groups, and public hearings;
  • Researching, drafting end editing documentation – including reports and consultations;
  • Answering citizens’ inquiries;
  • Supporting the management of projects.

What do they expect from you?

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


  • The living allowance for the traineeship sessions in 2020 will be €1,220.78 per month.
  • visa costs and related medical fees will be reimbursed together with travel expenditures


  1. Subject to eligibility criteria, the traineeship is open to all EU citizens, regardless of age.
  2. A limited number of places are also allocated to non EU nationals.
  3. Have completed a standard 3-year higher education degree (180 credits), corresponding to a complete Bachelor’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.
  4. 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).
  5. you must have a very good knowledge (C1/2 level as per the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) of two EU official languages, one of which must be a procedural language: English or French or German. For non-EU nationals, only one procedural language is required.


  1. Register on European Commission Authentication Service (EU Login) to begin your application
  2. Complete your application
  3. Submit your application

To apply   Click Here

For more information, visit Blue Book Traineeship

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