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Blue Book traineeship programme.

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Blue Book traineeships

Twice a year, the Commission offers 5-month paid traineeships.

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Equal opportunities

At the European Commission's Traineeships Office, we believe in equality and diversity.

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Registration is closed for the March 2024 session

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Calendar of sessions 

See the calendar for information on the next steps

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Who can apply?

The traineeship is open to all EU citizens, subject to eligibility criteria.

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.

  • 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.