The European Committee of the Regions (CoR) invites university graduates to a five-month traineeship. Each trainee will be assigned to a specific department of the CoR. The nature of the work depends largely on the unit. Some units are more politically oriented, others are more administrative. Traineeships within the CoR will provide a unique, first-hand experience of the workings of the CoR in particular, and of the EU institutions in general and trainees will acquire practical experience and knowledge of the day-to-day work of the Committee's departments while working in a multicultural and multilingual environment.


Applicants must have the nationality of one of the Member States of the EU or of a State which is an official candidate for accession. They must have completed at least the first cycle of a higher education course and obtained a full degree by the closing date for applications, as well as a thorough knowledge of one of the official languages of the EU and a satisfactory knowledge of another EU working language.


Applictions are submitted online via an Internet application form in English, French or German.


Traineeships are held two times a year: on a spring session (16 February - 15 July) and an autumn session (16 September - 15 February). Applications should be sent between April 1 and September 30 of the preceding year for the spring session and between October 1 and March 31 of the same year for the autumn session.For more information:

For more information, please see the official website.

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