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 or in one of the central administration services.
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 in which the training is part of the curriculum; 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 (€1,240 per month from January 2014) and funds to cover the cost of one return trip from his/her place of origin during the period of the traineeship.
In both cases, health insurance is obligatory and can be obtained, upon request, through the Institute.
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 webmaster.