Blue Book Traineeship at the European Commission 2023 (Fully Funded)

If you want to do a traineeship at the European Commission, then we invite you to apply for Blue Book Traineeships for a period of 5 months. This is a great opportunity to get practical experience in one of EU Institutions, bodies or agencies. 

About Blue Book Traineeship

It's a paid administrative or translation internships for a period of five months offered by European Commission twice a year for university Graduates from European union countries. The traineeship can start on 1 March or 1 October. You could be placed in Brussels, in Luxembourg or elsewhere across the European Union, where other EU agencies are located. The nature of your work will depend on the service you are assigned to. You may, for example, work in the field of competition law, human resources, environmental policy, translation, etc.

Daily Work

Trainee's daily work consist of:-

- Attending and organising meetings, working groups, and public hearings

- Researching, drafting and editing documentation – including reports and consultations

- Answering citizens’ inquiries

- Supporting the management of projects

- Translating, revising translations or researching terminology


the traineeship is open to all EU citizens. A limited number of places are also available to non-EU nationals.

- Have completed a standard 3-year higher education degree, corresponding to a complete Bachelor’s cycle, or equivalent.

- Have no prior work experience of any kind, in excess of 6 weeks in any EU institution, body or agency.

There is no age limit for participating in the programme.

- Have a very good knowledge of languages:

For the administrative traineeship  you must have a very good knowledge of two EU official languages, one of which must be a working language: English, French or German at C1 or C2 level. and a second one at B2 level at least as per the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. For non-EU nationals, only one procedural language is required at C1 or C2 level.

For the translation traineeship - you must be able to translate into your mother language from two other official EU languages ( French, English or German )

- Additional points will be given for graduates with

  • work experience
  • International profile demonstrated through Education, work or Volunteering experience abroad
  • rare fields of study

Supporting Documents

You should provide the following documents, preceded by a table of contents, in this order:

1. Copy of a valid passport or identity card proving the nationality indicated in the application form.

2. Copies of all university degrees indicated in the application form, together with transcripts from the relevant university.

3. Copy of proof of enrolment in current studies, if applicable.

4. Copies of certifications/licenses obtained, as indicated in the application form, if applicable.

5. Copies of evidence of all declared work experience in the home country, as indicated in the application form, if applicable.

6. Copies of evidence of all international experience indicated in the application form, if applicable.

7. Copies of evidence of language skills declared in the application form.

8. For general skills, no certificate is required. However, you must justify them in the box provided for this purpose in the application form.

9. For numerical skills, proof isn't compulsory but only recommended, However you must provide evidence of these skills in the application form.


- Monthly living allowance for the traineeship sessions in 2023 is ca. 1300 EUR

- visa costs and medical fees will be reimbursed together with travel expenses.

- Certificate from European Commission after the internship. 


the Traineeship lasts for 5 months from Beginning of October 2023 to the end of February 2024.


 Registration open from 4 January 2023 until 31 January 2023, 12:00pm (midday, CET)

How to Apply?

Step 1: Create an EU account or connect with an existing account from HERE

Step 2: Go to your account, click on Send an application and choose the traineeship type to access the application form.

Step 3: Apply for up to 3 traineeship posts in Virtual Blue Book Portal

For more Details check the official website from here 

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