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Paid 5 Months Traineeship | European Commission Travel


A Traineeship at the European Commission is much more than just a professional experience. Each Batch of Trainees organizes a huge range of non-formal learning, social activities, from football to wine-tasting and much in between – in true bureaucratic fashion, each with its own organizing committee. There are usually 40-50 of such activities to choose from.

The main social committee is the Trainees’ Committee, which organizes parties and social events in Brussels and Luxembourg. Among the most popular events are the Job Fair, which is meant to help you work out your next steps in your professional life, and the prestigious Euroball.

Apply for a paid traineeship of 5 months with the European Commission (or some executive bodies and agencies of the European Institutions like, for instance, the European External Action Service or Executive Agency for Competitiveness and Innovation), starting on either 1st March or 1st October.

Offered annually? Twice in a year (Bi-annually)

Eligible Countries: All

To be taken at (country): Any allocated country in Europe within the EU

Eligible Field of Study: None. Interested candidate can only apply for one type of traineeship at a time – administrative or translation.

Award Provider: The European Commission.

Type: Internships/Jobs

Eligibility: The traineeship programme is open to university graduates, from all over the world who have a:

  1. Degree of at least 3 years of study (minimum a Bachelor);
  2. Very good knowledge of English or French or German (C1/C2 level in accordance with the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages);
  3. Very good knowledge of a second EU official language (required for nationals of EU countries).

Candidate must have completed at least 3-years of study with a degree to apply for a Blue Book traineeship. Only if you have a certificate or an official confirmation from your university that you have at least a 3-year degree will you be eligible to apply.

Candidate can apply once per session but as many times as you want until you are finally selected. If you do not pass the pre-selection, or you are in the Blue Book but not selected for a traineeship, you will have to submit again your application. It will undergo again the pre-selection with no guarantee that you will successfully pass it and be in the Blue Book again.

Selection Criteria: Candidates are anonymously evaluated in the assessment phase by two different evaluators, on the basis of following criteria:

  • Level of education (a full university degree of at least three years of studies is mandatory);
  • Language level in one of the three European Commission working/procedural languages (English, French, German) other than your mother tongue/s (mandatory);
  • Language level in the remaining European official languages and/or non EU-languages, if applicable;
  • Relevance of work experience, if applicable;
  • International profile – experience of living/working abroad (mobility);
  • Motivation and quality of reasoning;
  • IT Skills, organizational skills, publications and rare domains of study.

If they successfully pass the first phase of the pre-selection, candidates are “pre-identified” and admitted to the second phase of the pre-selection, i.e. verification of supporting documents/eligibility check.

For the level of education, candidates can send:

  • the certificate/s with the final grade/s clearly mentioned;
  • the Europass Diploma Supplement, if available;
  • university transcripts.

Up to three relevant work experiences can be mentioned in the application. Only work experience that is related to the profile that is selected and lasted, uninterruptedly, more than 6 weeks should be declared. Traineeships made during university courses are already assessed as part of the education and shall not be mentioned as work experiences.

Number of Awardees: Not specified. Every year, there are about 1,300 places available.

Value of Traineeship: 

  • You will receive a monthly grant of 1,159.40 € as of 1st March 2017 and reimbursement of travel expenses. Accident and health insurance can also be provided.
  • hands-on experience in an international and multicultural environment. This can be an important enrichment for your further career.
  • Visa costs and related medical fees may be reimbursed together with the travel expenditures.

Duration of Traineeship: March 2018-July 2018

How to Apply

Visit the Official Portal to apply

Visit Traineeship Webpage for details

Application Deadline: 31st August, 2017.

ECOWAS Massive Job Recruitment for Graduates / Non-Graduates Applicants, June 2017

ECOWAS Parliament was established by the ECOWAS Revised Treaty of 1993 as one of the Institutions of the Community. The Parliament is the Assembly of the peoples of the Community.

The Administrative Secretariat of the Parliament is headed by a Secretary-General, and consists of two Directorates: the Directorate of Administration and Finance, and the Directorate of Parliamentary Affairs and Research. A number of job vacancies exist at the ECOWAS Parliament for which applications are hereby invited.

Application is on-line, and application forms as well as guidelines for application are all available on the websites. Click on the vacant position to see all details concerning it.



OBJECTIVE OF POSITION: To assist the Accountant in managing the financial resources of the Parliament in accordance with accounting principles and the financial regulations of the Community.


  • Under the supervision of the Accountant, the Accounting Assistant performs the following functions:
  • Serves as a middle level reviewer in the create-review-approve process.
  • Reviews and analyses payments, accounting and reconciliation process.
  • Performs the role of Bank and Cash, Bank Reconciliation and General Ledger accounts analysis.


  • A minimum of an Ordinary National Diploma in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration or Economics is required.

EXPERIENCE: Five (5) years post qualification working experience.


  • The position is on Grade G4-1 with an Annual Salary of UA9,894, equivalent to US$15,611.



OBJECTIVE OF POSITION: To assist the Chief Security Officer in supervising security personnel to protect life and property in the office premises and other properties and facilities of the Parliament.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Under the supervision of the Chief Security Officer, the Security Assistant performs the following functions:

  • Assists the Chief Security Officer in deploying Security Guards to give security cover to all sensitive points on the premises and other facilities.
  • Assists in supervising and managing Security Guards by planning shifts and leave roaster to ensure adequate rest and effective performance by the men.
  • Assists in operating an effective communication system to facilitate coordination among team members in dealing with any security situation on hand.
  • Assists in supervising parking within the office premises.
  • Assists in maintaining active contact with security services such as the Police Service and the Fire Service as well as the paramedical services to be able to deal with any emergency beyond the control of the Security Unit.
  • Assists in giving training and security/safety information to staff members and other users of the office premises.
  • Assists in investigating cases of security breaches within the office premises and/or other facilities.
  • Performs any other duties as may be assigned by Management.


  • A minimum of an Ordinary National Diploma in Administration and a Certificate in Crime Prevention is required.


  • Five (5) years post qualification working experience in the provision of security services. Retired Military, Police or other security personnel from the rank of Sergeant and above are eligible.


  • The position is on Grade G4-1 with an Annual Salary of UA9,894, equivalent to US$15,611.

The Association of African Universities (AAU) Graduate Internship Grants 2017 is Ongoing

The Association of African Universities (AAU) has intensified its support for students from its member institutions to acquire employable skills before graduating from their universities. Through support from its development partners, namely African Capacity Development Foundation (ACBF) and Swedish International Development Agency (Sida), the AAU has secured funds for its member universities in good standing (whose annual subscription payment to AAU is up to date) to offer small grants of up to US$600 per student for graduate internship.

Conditions for the Award of the Grant:

Grant applicants should be students pursuing post-graduate degree programmes. Applicants should note that the grants are for training purposes only and not meant for the completion of theses or dissertations
Applicants shall commit to undertake an internship programme for a period between twelve (12) and twenty-four (24 weeks).

  • Application should be supported with an authorization note from the Head of Department of the applicant’s university as well as an official acceptance letter from the establishment to host the intern.
  • All applicants should submit a detailed curriculum vitae.
  • A detailed but confidential supervisory report would be required from the host institution on the progression of the applicant during the period of internship, and from the university of the applicant on academic progress after the period of internship.
  • Past beneficiaries of the AAU Internship Scheme are not eligible to apply.
  • Consideration would be given to applicants who have no practical work experience.

Selection Criteria:

Selection of successful applications would be based on a quota system revolving around gender (at least 40% of beneficiaries should be females); country (not more than 10 applicants per country) and language (at least 30% from Francophone institutions).

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Deadline: 19th May, 2017.
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