Traineeship at the European Committee of the Regions

European Union, 2018
European Union, 2018

In a standard traineeship, you will be witnessing first-hand the dynamics of a multilingual and multinational work environment. Within a small group of trainees you will not only be able to attend a wide range of conferences, forums and seminars, but you will also have the unique possibility to create an event by yourself!

Click here to see the projects that our former trainees brought to life!

The European Committee of the Regions offers the following opportunities for traineeships:

1. STANDARD TRAINEESHIPS

In a nutshell

  • 5 months
  • Full time / 40 hours a week
  • Workplace in Brussels, Belgium
  • Paid by grant (approx. 1170 euros)
  • Preferred choice between 3 of the CoR's departments
  • Accomodation not included
  • 50% discount on public transportation ticket
  • Health insurance cover optional
  • Accident insurance included

Calendar


Spring Session:16th of February to 15th of July

Application period: 1st of April to 30th of September (midnight, Brussels time) of the previous year Pre-selection and interviews: November Selection: December

Autumn Session: 16th of September to 15th of February
Application period: 1st of October to 31st of March (midnight, Brussels time) of the same year
Pre-selection and interviews: May
Selection: June

Warning: Avoid applying close to the deadline, as high data traffic could impair the chance of your application to reach us. We will not accept any applications that were not send in time or not submitted electronically.

Who are we looking for?

  • EU citizens or citizens from a state which is an official candidate for accession
  • Applicants of third countries may be granted a traineeship by the Secretary General in exceptional, duly motivated cases
  • University graduates that have completed a full degree by the closing date for applications
  • Candidates with excellent knowledge of one of the EU's official languages and satisfactory knowledge of French or English
  • Candidates that have NOT yet received more than 8 weeks of training or employment with a European Institution or body. This applies also to assistants to a Member of the European Parliament, intramural consultants or researchers, temporary/contract/auxiliary/interim staff members of any EU institution, body, delegation or representative office

2. SHORT-TERM STUDY VISITS

Finalise your research project or satisfy your specific interest in the work of one of the CoR's department by applying for a short term study visit!

In a nutshell

  • 1-4 months, extendable to 6 months depending on the resources available
  • Starting date is agreed upon with the candidate
  • Full time/ 40 hours a week
  • Workplace in Brussels, Belgium
  • Unpaid, all expenses to be covered by the participant
  • Health insurance cover not provided
  • Accident insurance included

Who are we looking for?

  • EU citizens or citizens from a state which is an official candidate for accession

Note: Applicants of third countries may be granted a traineeship by the Secretary General in exceptional, duly motivated cases.

  • University graduates that have completed at least a Bachelor's degree

Note: The Secretary General or his delegate may grant derogation to candidates who are not yet holder of a Bachelor's degree provided they can demonstrate to have successfully completed, at the start of the study visit, at least half of the training cycle related to a Bachelors' degree which is deemed relevant to CoR activities.

  • Candidates with excellent knowledge of one of the EU's official languages and satisfactory knowledge of French or English

3. TRAINEESHIPS FOR GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS

In a nutshell

  • 1-4 months, extendable to 6 months possible with permission of the Secretary General
  • Starting date is agreed upon with the candidate
  • Full time/ 40 hours
  • Workplace in Brussels, Belgium
  • Unpaid, all expenses to be covered by the participant or their sending authority
  • Accident insurance covered by the CoR

Closing date

Opportunity type

Internships / traineeships