Blue Book traineeships
Twice a year, the Commission offers 5-month paid traineeships.
At the European Commission's Traineeships Office, we believe in equality and diversity.
Registration is closed for the October 2023 session.
Registration for the March 2024 session will be open from 18 July 2023 until 31 August 2023, 10:00am CET
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.
Your questions answered
Have a question? Find the answer in this section.
Frequently asked questions
Highly multicultural and professionally stimulating institution, but also a very inclusive and tolerant workplace.
Read Olga's testimonial
A selection of topics
Subject to eligibility, the traineeship is open to all EU citizens regardless of your age, and a limited number of non-EU nationals.
The application procedure consists of three steps: registration for EU Login, completion of the application form and submission.
The steps to apply: from submitting your application to accepting your traineeship.
Rules governing the traineeship programme. Please ensure that you have read and fully understand them before applying.
Specific privacy statement for an official traineeship at the European Commission, its agencies and bodies.
Resources to help guide you through the application process and your traineeship.