Are you a young graduate and want to live an international professional experience? The European Commission offers the possibility of following a program of traineeships at its various delegations! Do not miss this opportunity!


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Organization/Company: The European Commission is the executive body of the EU, which represents and defends the interests of Europe as a whole. It prepares proposals for new European legislation, manages daily work for the implementation of EU policies, manages the budget, allocates funding and allocates funds, represents the EU on the international scene. The original nucleus from which the current European Commission derives was the High Authority of the European Coal and Steel Community, created in 1951 and established on 10 August 1952 in Luxembourg. Initially there were 3 European executive bodies (ECSC High Authority, EEC Commission, Euratom Commission) coexisted until 1 July 1967, when the Merger Treaty brought them into one body, the Commission of the European Communities. The commissioners that comprise it, one for each member state, represent the political leadership of the Commission during the five-year term. The President gives each Commissioner responsibility for specific sectors. The Commission's daily work is carried out by its officials, ie administrative staff, lawyers, economists, translators, interpreters, secretarial staff, etc., structured in services called "Directorates General" (DG)


Duty Station:  Brussels (Belgium), Grange (Ireland), Luxembourg (Luxembourg)


Open To: Young graduates from all over the world


Timeframe: 1 March and 1 October


Deadline: 31/08/2018


Job description: The European Commission provides a program of internships for graduates from all over the world. Available in a wide range of sectors, traineeships offer the opportunity to get a close-up view of work at EU institutions. The content of the work depends to a large extent on the service to which it is assigned. Several opportunities are available in the fields of competition law, human resources, environmental policy and communication, to name but a few. Trainees perform tasks similar to those of newly hired graduates. In practice, you can be called upon to organize work groups and meetings, compile information and documentation, prepare reports and answer questions of information, as well as participate in unit meetings and other events. Specific tasks related to a particular service may also be envisaged: the Commission's lawyers perform different functions than the economists of the Court of Auditors or the general administrators of the Parliament


Qualifications: The traineeship program can access who:

- Has a university degree or equivalent, of at least 3 years of study, corresponding to a complete cycle (three-year degree)

-It has excellent knowledge (C level according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) of two official EU languages, one of which must be a procedural language: English or French or German. For non-EU citizens only one procedural language is required

-Not having any previous work experience of any kind, exceeding 6 weeks in any EU institution, body or agency, EU delegations, with Members of Parliament (MEP) or Advocates General at the EUCJ


Wage:  € 1176.83 and reimbursement of travel expenses


Application process: To apply for the internship program it is necessary to register at the following address , following the various steps described


Useful links:

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Contact information: For any kind of information write to the following address


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The Wilfried Martens Centre for European Studies offers internships of three to six months for university graduates and young researchers from Europe and world-wide. What are you waiting for?


Organization: The Wilfried Martens Centre for European Studies is the official think tank of the European People’s Party. Through its work, it inspires ideas for action and shape responses to European challenges. During testing times for Europe, they believe these challenges deserve the best of their intellectual efforts and that is why they aim to be a leading and innovative catalyst of centre-right ideas and thinking


Duty Station: Brussels, Belgium


Open to: University graduates and young researchers


Timeframe: 3-6 months. Internships are granted depending on demand throughout the year.


Deadline: None – Applications accepted on a rolling basis

Job description: The internship programme is intended to provide the trainees with the opportunity to deepen their knowledge of European affairs and to have close insights into the daily work of the European institutions in Brussels. Therefore, it constitutes an excellent experience for young graduates aspiring to pursue a career in the area of European politics and related fields. The added value of an internship with the Wilfried Martens Centre for European Studies is the possibility to be involved in political activities and in the creation of new policy concepts at the European level. As the Centre is a young and evolving organization, the traineeship gives a unique opportunity for the trainees to test their capacities and to see their ideas have a real impact in a dynamic environment.

The internship is focused on immersing the successful candidates in the short-term and long-term policy research and other activities of the Centre: organizing meetings and conferences, preparing reports and analysis, editing publications including the “European View”, updating the website, blog and databases, communicating with the European People’s Party in policy research and other activities, and liaising with officials from the European Institutions



- University degree

- Academic background in European affairs and related fields and good knowledge of European politics

- Fluency in English

- Computer and internet literate

- Additional educational qualifications, experience in policy research and adequate knowledge of one or two more languages are considered assets


Wage/fees: Internships are remunerated on a level comparable to the internship programmes offered at the European institutions


Application process: Interested applicants should forward a detailed CV and a cover letter by e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to the attention of Tomi Huhtanen, Director. When applying, please mention in the subject-line of the email message “Internship”.

Please note that due to the high number of applications we receive, only candidates short-listed for interviews will be contacted


Useful links:


Martens Centre


Contact information:

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0032 (0) 2 300 80 04

20 Rue du Commerce, 1000 Brussels, Belgium

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Apply for this paid internship in an european network in Brussels!


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Organization: The Assembly of European Regions (AER) is a network for and of regional and local politicians, addressing political concerns of a pan-European nature and fostering leadership excellence on all levels of governance. It was formed 30 years ago, in a radically different world indeed. The founding regions met in Louvaine-la-Neuve on 14.15 June 1985 and created the AER, which at the beginning was called CRE/CER (Conseil des Régions d’Europe / Council of European Regions). The politicians strongly favouring the concept of regionalism as well as fervent Europeans, representing 47 Regions, decided to found the Assembly of European Regions. They were joined by 9 interregional organisations, seeking the support of a larger political entity. In 1986, the Council of Europe honoured AER’s status as a fundamental European organisation representing regions. The aim of the organization is to provide services for better decision-making and provide visibility, putting regions on the map. The organization embraces globalisation, beyond Europe, and acknowledge the need of diversity, inclusion and a multi-cultural approach in search of solutions. The perspective of regional policy making is grounded in the territories, cultures, histories and lives of the citizens.

The year 1985 was proclaimed by the United Nations as the International Youth Year. The same year AER launched its first programme, Eurodyssey, designed to promote and encourage youth mobility.

Duty Station:  Brussels


Open To: Candidates who meets the requirements


Timeframe: 6 months, starting at the end of February/beginning of March


Deadline: 19th January 2018


Job description: AER is looking for an intern to join the Project Unit at our Brussels Office, supervised by the European Projects & Private Partnerships coordinator. The main tasks will be:

- Mapping calls for proposals and collecting information on funding (both based on desk research and by participating to relevant events as Info Days on funding programmes)

- Supporting AER’s projects team in its partner searches and follow-ups with its members

- Writing articles on the results of your mapping

- Contributing to the implementation of ongoing projects for all concerning activities and finances

- Providing inputs in terms of drafting documents to join new project proposals

- Assist the team in general office management tasks



- Knowledge or previous experience in European project management and funding

- Excellent knowledge of both oral and written English

- Knowledge of any other European languages is considered as a useful asset

- Self-motivated and have interest in helping people to work together on tackling challenges

- Able to perform tasks autonomously and take responsibilities as well as to coordinate your work with the rest of the team

- Creative and problem-solving oriented person

Wage:  Monthly financial contribution of EUR 150


Application process: To apply, send your CV and cover letter to Davide Grison at his email address This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with email subject “AER European Projects Intern”.


Useful links:




Contact information:

Phone: +32 2 400 10 54

Brussels office: 63-67 rue d’Arlon – B-1040 Brussels

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European Committee of the Regions (CoR) offers a limited number of university graduates a five-month traineeship


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Organization: The Committee of the Regions is the voice of regions and cities in the European Union. The European Committee of the Regions (CoR) is the European Union's (EU) assembly of local and regional representatives that provides sub-national authorities (i.e. regions, counties, provinces, municipalities and cities) with a direct voice within the EU's institutional framework.

Established in 1994, the CoR was set up to address two main issues. First, about three quarters of EU legislation is implemented at local or regional level, so local and regional representatives needed to have a say in the development of new EU laws. Second, there were concerns about a widening gap between the public and the process of European integration; involving the elected level of government closest to the citizens was one way of closing the gap


Duty station: Brussels, Belgium



-from 16 February to 15 July (spring session)

-from 16 September to 15 February (autumn session)


Description: Each trainee is assigned to a specific department of the CoR. The nature of the work depends largely on the unit. Some units are more politically oriented, others are more administrative. In general, the type of work assigned is equivalent to that performed by junior executive-grade officials (AD5).

The aim of the traineeship within the CoR is:

-to provide a unique, first-hand experience of the workings of the CoR in particular, and of the EU institutions in general

-to acquire practical experience and knowledge of the day-to-day work of the Committee's departments

-to work in a multicultural and multilingual environment

-to put into practice knowledge acquired during studies, particularly in your areas of competence


Requirements: To apply for a traineeship at the CoR, a number of basic requirements must be fulfilled.

Applicants must:

-be a national of one of the Member States of the European Union or of a State which is an official candidate for accession;

-have completed at least the first cycle of a higher education course and obtained a full degree by the closing date for applications

-have a thorough knowledge of one of the official languages of the European Union and a satisfactory knowledge of another EU-working language (French or English)


Wage: not specified


Application process: Applications are exclusively submitted online via an internet application form in English, French or German. Before you start filling in the form, please make sure that you have all the required information.

-There are mandatory and optional fields to complete. It is impossible for you to submit your application unless you complete all the mandatory fields. The other fields are optional, and are intended to help the Traineeships Office to establish a more detailed profile of you.

-Please check that all the information you provide is correct. Also check your form thoroughly before submitting it.

-You can return to your application form and make changes at any time before the submission deadline. After this date, no changes are allowed.

-Once your application is submitted electronically, you will receive an acknowledgement of receipt by e-mail. With this e-mail you will receive a personal access code. This allows you to check your status during the selection process. No correspondence is carried out regarding individual entries and the Traineeships Office does not provide feedback on evaluation or progress of applications.

-Any false statement or omission in the application form, even if unintentional, may lead to rejection of the application or cancellation of a traineeship.


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