The list of possibilities presented on this page is not exhaustive. Visit EPSO’s website to learn more about careers in the European institutions.
The European institutions employ more than 40,000 people from the 27 EU member countries. The European Personnel Selection Office (EPSO) organises “general competitions” to select staff for permanent or non-permanent posts. The EU employs officials, but also temporary and contract staff. It also hosts trainees, and manages databases of experts specialised in specific fields.
The European Personnel Selection Office (EPSO)Search for available translations of the preceding link is the first contact point for anyone wishing to work for the EU
The recruitment of officials, temporary and contract staff is organised by competitions and examinations via the European Personnel SelectionSearch for available translations of the preceding link Office EPSO, a recruitment office common to all EU institutions.
The rules on competitions and forecast dates, practical information and registration procedures are available on EPSO’s website. In addition to publication on EPSO’s website, competition notices are entered in the Official Journal of the European UnionSearch for available translations of the preceding link.
Staff member with a fixed-term contract
In order to meet specific needs for a limited period of time, the Commission also recruits staff for fixed-term contracts. There are three different statutes for specific needs:
- Contract agents
- Temporary agents
- Temporary staff: These staff are recruited for short periods through a temporary agency approved by the Commission.
- Experts: The Commission is also looking for a limited number of independent experts to assist in particular in the selection of projects selected for funding under calls for proposals. It regularly launches calls for expressions of interest.
Vacancy notice at the Representation in France of the European Commission
The Representation occasionally recruits agents within its various teams in Paris and Marseille (press & media, communication, political analysis, administration).
FG II, Communications and Information Officer (ref. n°298718)
The Representation in France of the European Commission in Paris is looking for a dynamic, committed and highly motivated colleague, with a good command of French and English, who will work under the supervision of the Head of Representation and her deputy.
Deadline for submission of applications: 08/11/2022 at 23:59 (by email to the address indicated in the call for expressions of interest).
Traineeships at the European Commission
Twice a year, the European Commission recruits trainees for five-month traineeship sessionsSearch for available translations of the preceding link — one traineeship session starts in March and the second one starts in October. To apply for either session, you must plan ahead: the closing date for the October session is still at the end of August, and the date for the March session ends in January.
EU citizens and non-EU citizens can apply. Successful trainees will receive a monthly allowance. Applicants must be graduates (minimum degree level) and have a very good knowledge of two EU languages (non-European citizens must have only one).
Internships at the Representation in France of the European Commission
The various services of the Representation in France (press, policy, communication) regularly recruit trainees for periods of two months. These courses are unpaid and take place in Paris or Marseille. They must be covered by a traineeship agreement.
8 November 2022 (23:59)