The European Commission Blue Book Traineeships 2024 (Fully Funded)

If you are a fresh graduate and searching for an Administrative Traineeship or a Translation Traineeship, then this opportunity for you. The European Commission offers Blue Book paid traineeships twice per year for 5 months. The traineeship program is available to all qualified candidates, regardless of their citizenship.

The European Commission Blue Book Traineeships 2024 (Fully Funded)

About Blue Book Traineeship

The European Commission offers university graduates paid administrative or translation traineeships for a total of five months twice a year. The traineeship may begin either on 1st of March or  1st of October. The European Commission, its services, and agencies employ trainees mostly in Brussels but also in Luxembourg and other parts of the European Union.

Your work's nature will rely on the service you are given. You may, for example, work in the areas of environmental policy, human resources, translation, etc.

What tasks does a trainee perform on a daily basis?

- The participation in and organisation of meetings, working groups, and public hearings

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

- 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.

- There is no age limit for participating in the traineeships programme.

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

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

Finance and Benefits

- The living allowance for the traineeship sessions in 2023 is 1,350 EUR per month.

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

Certificate from European Commission after the internship. 

Supporting documents

You should provide the following documents, preceded by a table of contents showing the list of documents in the PDF, point by point, in the following order: 

1. A copy of a current passport or ID card proving the applicant's nationality as stated on the application.

2. Copies of all university degrees from universities listed on the application form, as well as transcripts from the relevant universities (listing the subjects taken each year). 

3. Copies of any certifications or licenses as indicated in the application form, if applicable (for example, IT certifications, TOGAF, ITIL, bar exams, CPA, CFA, etc.). 

4. Copies of all documents supporting any declared work experience in the applicant's home country, as stated in the application form, if applicable.

5. Copies of all supporting documentation for any international experience listed on the application form, if any.

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


Application deadline: Registration is open from 18th of July until  31st of August, 2023, at 10:00 CET.

Traineeship period: Beginning of March 2024 to the end of July 2024.

Note: Commission workers work 40 hours per week, or eight hours per day. The official business hours are 8:00–19:00. Lunch breaks must last at least 20 minutes.

How to apply

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

Step 2: Fill out and send the application.

a) Go to your candidate account, click on Send an application and choose the traineeship type to access the application form. 

b) your supporting documents in an upload. 

c) You will need to wait for the application evaluation results after your application has been submitted. The results will be sent to you via email. If accepted, you will be given the opportunity to apply for open traineeship positions. 

Step 3: Apply for up to 3 traineeship posts in (Virtual Blue Book) VBB

NOTE: check well the application procedure from the opportunity website before applying 

For more details about the traineeships, check the opportunity website from HERE

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