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Apply Now: European Commission Blue Book Traineeship For Europeans and Non Europeans 2023

European Commission Blue Book Traineeship

European Commission Traineeship: Candidates all over the world are invited to apply for the 2023 European Commission Blue Book Traineeship for Europeans and Non Europeans. A traineeship at the European Commission is much more than just a job. In classic bureaucratic tradition, each batch of trainees organizes a wide range of non-formal learning and social events, from football to wine-tasting and everything in between – each with its own organizing committee. Typically, there are 40-50 such activities to pick from.

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About the European Commission Blue Book Traineeship

The European Commission proposes 2 types of traineeship: An Administrative Traineeship or a Translation Traineeship with the Directorate-General for Translation (DGT).

The traineeship programme is open to all eligible candidates whatever their citizenship, regardless of their sex, race, colour, ethnic or social origin, religion or belief, membership of a national minority, disability, age or sexual orientation.

Trainees work all over the European Commission, its services and agencies, mostly in Brussels, but also in Luxembourg and elsewhere across the European Union.

Brief Program Details

Sponsor(s): European Commission

Type: Traineeship/Internship

Benefits: Travel Allowance | Training | Monthly Reimbursement

Eligible Countries: All Countries

Application Deadline: 31 August 2023

Full Benefits of the European Commission Traineeship

Below are full benefits of the European Commission traineeship:

Fully funded training

Travel allowance/Visa

Monthly grant

Living allowance of up to €1 350 per month

Health insurance

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Eligibility Requirement for the European Commission Blue Book Traineeship Qualification

The traineeship programme is open to university graduates who:

  1. have completed a standard 3-year higher education degree (minimum EQF 6 level), corresponding to a complete Bachelor’s cycle, or equivalent. Only if you have a certificate or official confirmation from your university that you have such a degree will you be eligible to apply. You will have to provide the following documents:
    • diplomas or certificates with final grades clearly indicated
    • and proof of minimum EQF 6 level. Find out more about EQF levels
  2. have no prior work experience of any kind, in excess of 6 weeks in any EU institution, body or agency, delegation, with Members of the European Parliament (MEPs), or Advocates General at the Court of Justice of the European Union (EUCJ)
  3. have a very good knowledge of languages:
  • For the administrative traineeship – you must have a very good knowledge of two EU official languages, one of which must be a working language: English, French or German at C1 or C2 level as per the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages and a second one at B2 level at least as per the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. For non-EU nationals, only one procedural language is required at C1 or C2 level.
  • For the translation traineeship in the Directorate-General for Translation (DGT) – you must be able to translate into your main/target language (normally your mother tongue), from two other official EU languages (‘source languages’*).:
    • your main/target language must be one of the official EU languages
    • your first source language for translation must be a working language of the EU: English, French or German
    • your second source language can be any of the official EU languages with at least B2-level proficiency

Required Documents

For the level of education, candidates can send:

  • The certificate/s with the final grade/s clearly mentioned;
  • The Europass Diploma Supplement, if available;
  • University transcripts.

Selection Modality

Candidates are anonymously evaluated in the assessment phase by two different evaluators, on the basis of following criteria:

  • Level of education (a full university degree of at least three years of studies is mandatory);
  • Language level in one of the three European Commission working/procedural languages (English, French, German) other than your mother tongue/s (mandatory);
  • Language level in the remaining European official languages and/or non EU-languages, if applicable;
  • Relevance of work experience, if applicable;
  • International profile – experience of living/working abroad (mobility);
  • Motivation and quality of reasoning;
  • IT Skills, organisational skills, publications and rare domains of study.

If they successfully pass the first phase of the pre-selection, candidates are “pre-identified” and admitted to the second phase of the pre-selection, i.e. verification of supporting documents/eligibility check.

Application Procedure

Interested and qualified candidates are to visit the European Commission Blue Book Traineeship Application page via the Apply Button below.

The application procedure consists of three steps:

  1. Create a EU Login account or login with an existing one
  2. Complete and submit the application form along with your supporting documents
  3. If successful, you will be invited to check the openings published on VBB portal and apply for a chosen traineeship post.

Up to three relevant work experiences can be mentioned in the application. Only work experience that is related to the profile that is selected and lasted, uninterruptedly, more than 6 weeks should be declared. Traineeships made during university courses are already assessed as part of the education and shall not be mentioned as work experiences.


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