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Blue Book traineeship programme.

This site is available in English, French and German – the three working languages of the European Commission.

Welcome to the Blue Book traineeships website

Twice a year, the Commission offers 5-month paid traineeships in its Directorate-Generals, agencies and bodies.

Registration closed for October 2021

Check your account for updates

Registration for March 2022 will open in August 2021

Check the calendar of sessions 


COVID-19 disclaimer

Important information for candidates applying to the Commission’s traineeships programme to take note of as regards the implications of COVID-19 on the applications and pursuit of traineeships.

Read the disclaimer  

Get started with the basics

Who can apply?
The traineeship is open to all EU citizens, subject to eligibility criteria.
How can I apply?
Discover the steps you need to take to apply.
Your questions answered
Have a question? Find the answer in this section.

Ready to apply?

Are you ready to apply for a traineeship at the European Commission or its agencies?