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European Union 2020 paid Traineeship in EU Delegations worldwide for young graduates. Please carefully read through the requirements for this program to stand a chance of been selected.

About European Union Traineeship in EU Delegations

The European Union (EU) has a long tradition of offering traineeship opportunities in EU Delegations around the world.

Traineeships are essentially established for the benefit of students and young graduates. It is an educational project that does not foresee any contractual or employment relationship with the Delegation.

Objectives of European Union paid Traineeship in EU Delegations:

European Union 2020 paid Traineeship in EU Delegations worldwide for young graduates is actually organized to meet some objectives. Below are some of the Traineeship in EU Delegations objective;

  • To provide trainees with a unique experience about the daily work of an EU Delegation while learning about the representation of the EU interests and values outside of the EU;
  • To offer trainees the possibility of discovering directly the multicultural, multilingual and multi-ethnic working environment of a Delegation;
  • To offer trainees the possibility of applying the knowledge acquired during their studies or their early professional life;
  • To create a group of young people with direct experience in the work of the EU outside of its borders and who could become future collaborators of the EEAS or other EU Institutions.

Based on the Decision ADMIN(2017)28 of 22.12.2017 on the Rules related to Traineeships in the Delegations of the European Union and the Decision ADMIN(2019)30 COR 1 of 12 December 2019traineeships are offered under four different pillars:

  1. Fundedtraineeship for young graduates with less than one year of professional experience;
  2. Unfunded compulsory traineeship for students already residing and studying in the host country;
  3. Traineeship for students of national administration schools of Member States;
  4. Traineeship for trainee civil servants of an administration in a Member State as part of their compulsory professional training.

Requirements for European Union 2020 paid Traineeship for young graduates


Depending on a specific pillar, traineeships in EU Delegations are open to:

  • citizens from Member States of the EU
  • citizens from candidate countries which signed an accession agreement with the EU
  • citizens  from the host country
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  • For funded traineeships, applicants must have graduated from a university or equivalent higher-education establishment with at least a Bachelor’s level
  • For unfunded compulsory traineeships, applicants shall be 3rd ,4th or 5th year students of  a University or another higher-education establishment.


In order for the trainee to fully benefit from the traineeship and to be able to follow meetings and perform adequately, candidates must have the capacity to speak in the working language of the EU Delegation. Knowledge of the official language of the host country would be an asset.

Previous experience in the EU Institutions

Please note that applications will not be accepted from candidates who have already benefited from any kind of training (paid or unpaid) or employment for more than 6 weeks within an EU institution, body, agency or office.

Additional requirements

When publishing a call for expression of interest, Delegations may add specific requirements relevant to the offered position.

The selection process is managed at Delegation’s level.

Application Deadilne:

Please note that the application deadline vary based on your country

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Detailed information about the eligibility criteria and the selection process

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You can get more information here:

Visit the Official Webpage of the European Union Traineeship in EU Delegations

What is the Value for the Traineeship: 

  • The living allowance for the traineeships sessions will be €1,196.84 per month.
  • Visa costs and related medical fees may be reimbursed together with travel expenses.

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