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Applications for 2018 paid traineeships

The application period for the paid traineeships 2018 is now open.

First traineeship period: 1 February - 30 June 2018

  •  apply between 11 September and 16 October 2017 

Candidates selected for the first period will be contacted no later than December 2017.

Second traineeship period: 1 September 2018 - 31 January 2019

  • apply between 15 January and 15 March 2018

Candidates selected for the second period will be contacted in March 2018 at the earliest. 

The Council receives a large number of applications. To avoid overloading the system, please don't wait until the last day before submitting your application.

The application form is available in French and English. You must have a thorough knowledge of one these two languages in order to apply. 

Applications for 2018 compulsory unpaid traineeships

First traineeship period: 1 February - 30 June 2018

  •  deadline for applications is 1 October 2017

Second traineeship period: 1 September 2018 - 31 January 2019

  • deadline for applications is 1 April 2018 

The application form is available in French and English. You must have a thorough knowledge of one these two languages in order to apply. 

Contact

For more information you can contact the traineeships office: