Each year, the Committee of the Regions (CoR) provides a limited number of internships for young citizens, from Europe and elsewhere, offering them the opportunity to acquire work experience in a European institution.
Each year, the CoR offers young university graduates a limited number of five-month traineeships. These training periods involve work experience in one of the Committee of the Regions’ services, and run from 16 February until 15 July (spring traineeships) or from 16 September until 15 February (autumn traineeships).
The purpose of the organisation of traineeships in the CoR is:
- to provide a first-hand experience of the workings of the CoR and of the EU institutions in general;
- to provide practical knowledge of the working of its departments;
- to work in a multicultural and multilingual environment;
- to enable trainees to have the opportunity to organise a study visit to a European local or regional authority, in connection with the Committee’s political priorities;
- to enable trainees to develop and put into practice the knowledge they have acquired during their studies or personal careers.
Trainees are selected from nationals of the EU Member States. However a limited number of nationals of non-member countries may be accepted.
- either hold a university degree (or an equivalent diploma) awarded by the closing date for applications;
- have a thorough knowledge of one official Community language and a satisfactory knowledge of one other EU-working language (French or English).
CoR-trainees are entitled to a monthly grant. The amount of the grant is equivalent to 25% of the salary of AD*5 officials (step 1) at the start of the traineeship for the full 5-month period. A monthly supplement of EUR 100 is given to married trainees whose spouses are not gainfully employed and to trainees who have dependent children (€100, 00/child/month). A supplementary grant amounting to up to half of the monthly grant may be granted to a handicapped trainee.
31 March 2021