Each year the General Secretariat of the Council offers some 100 paid traineeships lasting 5 months.
Trainees will be attached to a department and work as part of the team to which they are assigned. The tasks of the trainees include attending meetings, drafting minutes and carrying out preparatory work or research on a particular subject.
nationals of one of the Member States of the European Union;
citizens from candidate countries that have concluded EU accession negotiations;
applicants have a thorough knowledge of one of the official languages of the EU and satisfactory knowledge of another of these languages. In practice, knowledge of at least French or English is necessary;
candidates have completed by the deadline for the lodging of the applications at least the first cycle of a course of university studies validated by a certificate. The majority of applications currently come from candidates with qualifications in law, political science, international relations, EU studies and economics.
The General Secretariat of the Council is also looking for trainees with qualifications in other fields, such as: translation, human resources, communication, education studies, computer sciences, graphic design, multimedia, agricultural technology, biochemical engineering, health and food safety, energy management, environment, aerospace engineering.
15 March 2021