• February 16, 2022 - 15, 2023
  • Brussels

Twice a year the European Economic and Social Committee offers traineeships for a period of five months to university graduates. Apply between 1 July and 30 September for the spring session (starting the following year).

These periods of in-service training offer an opportunity to learn about the EESC’s roles and activities and to acquire professional experience in a multicultural environment. They begin on 16 February and 16 September of each year and take place in the Committee’s offices in Brussels. For a brief description of the EESC’s organisation chart and tasks typically carried out by trainees, please consult the document from website.

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Long-term trainees are given a monthly grant in accordance with the provisions regarding traineeships at the EESC. For long-term traineeships taking place within the time period 16/02/2022 – 15/02/2023 the amount of the grant is a lump sum of 1.252,68 EUR per month. The amount will remain unchanged until the end of the 2022 Autumn session (15/02/2023).

If your application is pre-selected, you will receive an email informing you about this and at that point you will be asked to upload copies of relevant documents (university diploma(s), and identity card or passport). It is not necessary to have certified copies made of your university degree certificate(s). Candidates who are not in possession of a university diploma can send a letter provided by the university stating that they have successfully completed a level of education corresponding to a university degree of three years study. Please note that your application can be updated as long as your status is “application registered”. Please do not send your documents if you are not invited to do so in a separate email.

Candidates selected for a traineeship will at a later stage be asked to submit originals of an extract of the police record, as well as a medical certificate (trainees have to prove that they are medically fit to serve during the training period). Make sure that you keep copies of all documents sent to the training office.

Do not send the originals of your degree certificate(s) or other supporting documents (except where specified above).

It is not advisable to send an e-mail to their mailbox or directly to any of their services in order to support your application. The selection procedure is anonymous and personal contacts are not allowed.

Location:

Belgium

Benefits

  • Long-term trainees are given a monthly grant in accordance with the provisions regarding traineeships at the EESC. For long-term traineeships taking place within the time period 16/02/2022 – 15/02/2023 the amount of the grant is a lump sum of 1.252,68 EUR per month. The amount will remain unchanged until the end of the 2022 Autumn session (15/02/2023).
  • Long-term trainees are entitled to a flat-rate travel allowance under certain conditions; e.g. the trainee has completed at least half of the traineeship and the distance between the place of residence and Brussels (one way) is greater than 50 km.

Eligibilities

  • To apply for a long-term traineeship you must hold a recognised university-level degree of at least three years of studies attested by a diploma by the closing date for applications
  • There is no age limit.
  • Trainees are selected from nationals of the Member States of the European Union. However, a limited number of nationals of non-Member States can also be accepted on condition that the applicant fulfils all legal requirements concerning work and/or residence permits in Belgium.
  • Applicants must have a thorough command of one EU language and a satisfactory command of another EU language, one of which must be English or French.
  • Applicants who have received a letter of offer confirming their traineeship must provide proof of their medical fitness for undertaking a traineeship and an extract from police records to provide proof they have the good character necessary to carry out the tasks assigned to them.

    To give as many people as possible a chance to familiarise themselves with the EU institutions, applications shall not be accepted from candidates who have already completed a paid traineeship of six weeks or longer with an EU institution, agency or representation office. The same also applies to applicants who are serving or have served as an assistant to a member of the European Parliament or who are working or have worked as a consultant on a research assignment, or as a temporary, contract or agency staff member at an EU institution, agency or representation office.

    Should the requirements under national immigration law for residing and working legally in Belgium not have been complied with by the beginning of the traineeship period, the EESC reserves the right to revoke the letter of offer and select another applicant for the position in question.

Eligible Regions: Multiple regions

Application Process

  • Fill out the online application form.

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Application Deadline: September 30, 2022 (131 Days Remaining)

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