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2017 paid traineeships

The application period for the 2017 traineeships is now closed.

You can still access a previously submitted application, but only your contact details (address, phone number, etc.) can be changed.

Online applications registered will be examined in October and November 2016. Candidates selected for the 1st period (1 February to 30 June 2017) will be contacted no later than December 2016. Candidates selected for the 2nd period (1 September 2017 to 31 January 2018) will be contacted in March 2017 at the earliest.

Unsuccessful candidates will be informed by email or via their European Personnel Selection Office (EPSO) profile.

Applications for 2018 paid traineeships

The online application form will be accessible:

  • between 11 September and 16 October 2017 for the first traineeship period (1 February - 30 June 2018)
  • between 15 January and 15 March 2018 for the second traineeship period (1 September 2018 - 31 January 2019)

We receive 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

1 February 2018 - 30 June 2018 traineeship: deadline for applications is 1 October 2017

1 September 2018 - 31 January 2019 traineeship: deadline for applications is 1 April 2018 

Please apply using the application form.


For more information you can contact the traineeships office: