Welcome to the Blue Book traineeships website Twice a year, the Commission offers 5-month paid traineeships in its Directorate-Generals, agencies and bodies. Discover what's on offer Registration closed for October 2021 Check your account for updates Registration for March 2022 will open in August 2021 Check the calendar of sessions Enlarge © iStock/BlackJack3D, 2020. 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. Am I eligible? How can I apply? Discover the steps you need to take to apply. Application procedure Your questions answered Have a question? Find the answer in this section. Frequently asked questions Ready to apply? Are you ready to apply for a traineeship at the European Commission or its agencies? Take the eligibility test Enlarge European Union 2021 Trainees' testimonials Angeline Unique inspiring rewarding learning Read Angeline's testimonial Katherine Valuable, dynamic and international Read Katherine's testimonial Kristin International, eye-opening, and hands-on! Read Kristin's testimonial Kylea Challenging and insightful Read Kylea's testimonial Lucia So worth it Read Lucia's testimonial Eleni A very rewarding experience Read Eleni's testimonial Simon Dynamic, enriching and international Read Simon's testimonial Pietro Inspiring, challenging, demanding, entertaining Read Pietro's testimonial Aleksander Budget for future Read Aleksander's testimonial Cassandra Meeting wonderful people from all over Europe Read Cassandra's testimonial Sandra Fun, work, amazing people Read Sandra's testimonial Yvette Enriching, challenging, networking, fun Read Yvette's testimonial Cosmin A fantastic learning experience Read Cosmin's testimonial Victoria Valuable, fun, eye-opening Read Victoria's testimonial Jeanne Amazing! Hard work! Fun! Read Jeanne's testimonial Mario Professionally and personally fulfilling Read Mario's testimonial Basia Amazing! Read Basias' testimonial Lukas A fascinating & enriching glance at the European public sector Read Lukas's testimonial A selection of topics Who can apply? Subject to eligibility, the traineeship is open to all EU citizens regardless of your age, and a limited number of non-EU nationals. Application procedure The application procedure consists of three steps: registration for EU Login, completion of the application form and submission. Recruitment procedure The steps to apply: from submitting your application to accepting your traineeship. Rules Rules governing the traineeship programme. Please ensure that you have read and fully understand them before applying. Privacy statement Specific privacy statement for an official traineeship at the European Commission, its agencies and bodies. Helpful links Resources to help guide you through the application process and your traineeship.