Blue Book traineeships Twice a year, the Commission offers 5-month paid traineeships. Discover what's on offer Equal opportunities At the European Commission's Traineeships Office, we believe in equality and diversity. Find out what we're doing Slide Registration is closed for the March 2024 session Check my account for updates Calendar of sessions See the calendar for information on the next steps 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 Trainees' testimonials Eva Challenge, Partnership, Diversity, Joy Read Laura's testimonial Marloes Valuable insights on what the European Commission does Read Marloes's testimonial Mariama Diversity and Inclusion Coordinator Read Mariama's testimonial Vigoureux Good Read Vigoureux's testimonial Beatriz Rewarding and eye-opening experience! Read Beatriz's testimonial Carlos Far-reaching, enthralling, bedazzling and challenging Read Carlos's testimonial Carlos Another way of being a doctor Read Carlos's testimonial Kurt Insightful and enriching Read Kurt's testimonial Sarah Fun, interesting, inspiring, social Read Sarah's testimonial Klara An enriching experience Read Klara's testimonial Isabella Inspiring and international Read Isabella's testimonial Maria Surprising, empowering, inspiring Read Maria's testimonial Tintti Eye-opening Read Tintti's testimonial Guillermo Read Guillermo's testimonial Lovepreet Join forces for a bright and better future! Read Lovepreet's testimonial Garvita An unforgettable experience. Read Garvita's testimonial Chiranthaka Excellent balance between work and social life. Read Chiranthaka's testimonial Olga Highly multicultural and professionally stimulating institution, but also a very inclusive and tolerant workplace. Read Olga's testimonial List all testimonials 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.