Traineeship at EUROFUND with monthly grant 1,827 EUR in Ireland

If you are a recent graduate and searching for a very good paid traineeship at one of the  European Union institutions, we invite you to apply for one of the Traineeships at European Foundation for the improvement of living and working conditions (EUROFOUND). The traineeships last six months, which may be extended for up to a further 6 months.

About the Traineeship

The traineeship at EUROFUND is open to fresh university graduates, without excluding those who have recently obtained a university diploma in the framework of lifelong learning and who are at the start of a new career. Candidates must have completed the first cycle of a higher education course (university education) and have obtained a full degree or equivalent by the application deadline.

Aims of EUROFUND Traineeship

- To provide fresh university graduates with a unique and first hand experience of the workings of Eurofound within the wider European and Institutional context.

- To enable such trainees to acquire practical experience and knowledge of the day-today work of Eurofound.

- To provide the opportunity to work in a multi-cultural, multi-linguistic and multiethnic environment, contributing to the development of mutual understanding, trust, and tolerance.

- To promote European integration within the spirit of new governance and through active participation to create awareness of true European citizenship.

- To provide the opportunity to recent university graduates to put into practice

- knowledge acquired during their studies, and in particular in their specific areas of competence.

- To introduce these graduates to the professional world and the constraints, duties and opportunities therein.

Finance and Benefits

- Travel tickets from the trainee's place of origin to Dublin and return ticket will be reimbursed by Eurofound on production of tickets and proof of payment.

Note: to get the travel reimbursements, you have to purchase the cheapest airfare possible. 

The net monthly training grant is €1,827.

Trainees who have completed the minimum required traineeship period can receive, on request after their training period, a certificate specifying the dates of their training period and the department in which they were employed.


You are a national of one the Member States of the European Union. 

- There is no official age limit for applying for a traineeship, However, the traineeship programme is aimed at recent university graduates.

Candidates must have completed the first cycle of a higher education course (university education) and obtained a full degree or its equivalent by the closing date for applications.

- Applicants must have a very good knowledge of at least two EU languages, one of them should be English, the working language of Eurofound. 

applications will not be accepted from candidates who, for more than six weeks:

• have already benefited or benefit from any kind of in-service training (formal or informal, paid or unpaid) within a European institution or body.

• who have had or have any kind of employment within a European institution or body.

Duration of the Traineeship

The standard traineeship is for a duration of 6 months which may be extended for up to a further 6 months, if mutually agreed and for strong business reasons. A further second extension is not allowed.

Location of the Traineeship

Traineeships take place at the headquarters of Eurofound in Dublin, Ireland.


Application deadline: 16 April 2023

suggested time for starting the training: June 2023

How to apply?

to apply you have to fill in the application form online from EUROFUND website HERE

for more details about the traineeship, check the official website HERE

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