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Traineeships

From time to time the Institute offers traineeships to young people wishing to gain some professional experience in an international environment. The traineeships are filled according to the Institute's needs and its decision on awarding these traineeships is final.

Traineeships may occur in the Library, in the ICT Service, at the Historical Archives of the European Union, in the Academic Service or in one of the central administration services, including the office of the EUI Legal Advisor and Data Protection Officer.

There are specific requirements for traineeships in the Library and traineeships at the Communications Service

Conditions for Eligibility


May be considered for a traineeship, candidates who:

Are nationals of a European Union member state, or of a candidate country which benefits from a pre-accession strategy (nationals of non-member states may be accepted depending on resources available) AND

A) Are studying for a first (post-secondary education) degree and are in the process of obtaining the qualification; OR

B) Are involved in a vocational training programme; OR

C) Have obtained the above (A or B) qualification, no longer than 18 months prior to the beginning of the traineeship.

Candidates must have a good knowledge of one of the EUI's official languages and a satisfactory knowledge of another language, taking into account that English, French and Italian are the main working languages at the Institute.

Type and Duration


The type and duration of a traineeship shall be:

A) non-remunerated traineeship for a period up to a maximum of 3 months, OR

B) remunerated traineeship for a period of a minimum of 3 months (a trial period) and a maximum of 12 months

The trainee will receive a grant (€1,300 per month from January 2017).  A remunerated trainee who is recruited from outside Florence is entitled to reimbursement of travel expenses actually incurred at the beginning and the end of the traineeship.

In both cases, health insurance is obligatory and can be obtained, upon request, through the Institute. Trainees are, by default, covered against the risk of accident by the collective policy that the Institute has taken out with Cigna Life Insurance Company NV/Cigna International Health Services BVBA (Policy Nr. 910.K88).

The complete provisions governing traineeships at the EUI can be found in President's Decision no.39/2013.

The application form must be completed on-line. This is an automatized procedure. If you have technical difficulties with the on-line form, contact the EUI Helpdesk

Personal data will be processed in accordance with the EUI’s Data Protection Policy (President’s Decision No. 40 of 27 August 2013 regarding Data Protection at the EUI) as well as under the specific modalities outlined in the Privacy Statement for Trainees Selection and Recruitment Procedures.

A specific Privacy Statement for traineeships at the ICT Service will follow.

Current Traineeships Opportunities 


Academic Service, Academic Skills and Professional Development 

Further information:

Academic Service
European University Institute
Via dei Roccettini, 9
50014 San Domenico di Fiesole (Florence) – Italy

Academic Service, Administration 

Further information:

Academic Service
European University Institute
Via dei Roccettini, 9
50014 San Domenico di Fiesole (Florence) – Italy

Page last updated on 03 August 2017