31st August 2018



 Across the European Union 


Blue Book Traineeship

Each year the European Commission offers 2 five month, paid traineeships, for 1,300 trainees; administrative or translation.

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Trainees work all over the European Commission/Services/Agencies mostly in Brussels, but also in Luxembourg and across the European Union.The content of the job depends on the service you are assigned to.You may, for example, work in the field of competition law, human resources, environmental policy etc

What are the chances of being recruited as a trainee?How are nationalities represented?On this page you will find answers to these and more questions!

You can know more about  European Commission/Services/Agencies from Directorates-General or Services and agencies

You can also know more about the work areas from here

Required Languages

English or French or German

C level as per the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages( For English a C1 minimum threshold would fall between the 6.5 and 7 bands on the IELTS scale).

Eligible Countries


Program Period

 MARCH 2019 – JULY 2019

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

  • Have a university degree or equivalent, of at least 3 years of study, corresponding to a complete cycle (Bachelor’s).
  • Have a very good knowledge (C level as per the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) of two EU official languagues, one of which must be a procedural language: English or French or German. For non EU nationals only one procedural language is required.t a C1 minimum threshold would fall between the 6.5 and 7 bands on the IELTS scale
  • Have no prior work experience of any kind, in excess of 6 weeks in any EU institution, body or agency, EU delegations, with Members of Parliament (MEPs) or Advocates General at the EUCJ.


If you apply for a translation traineeship (in the Directorate-General for Translation) you must be able to translate into your main (target) language (normally your native language) from 2 other official EU languages (source languages):

  • Your main (target) language must be one of the official EU languages
  • Your 1st source language must be a working language: English, French or German
  • Your 2nd source language can be any of the official EU languages (B2 at least but level C1/C2 best suits the needs of translation).

To know more about who can apply click here

Opportunity Cost

(Paid Opportunity)

The living allowance for the traineeship will be 1,176.83€ per month.Visa costs and related medical fees may be reimbursed together with the travel expenditures.

How to Apply

  • STEP 1: Self-assessment
    This section is to help you to estimate your chances to successfully pass pre-selections and get into the Blue Book, the final list of candidates for the nearest traineeship session.Self-assessment link

If your scores are encouraging, continue with registration of your application.

  • STEP 2: Register
    Before you start you must have an account with EU Login (European Commission Authentication Service.

If you are a new user:

  1. Create an account
  2. Fill in the Sign Up form
  3. Click the Submit button
  4. Check your email account (check the spam folder too).
  5. In the email, click on the link to create your password
  6. Click on Proceed to go to the Application form.

If you log in for a second or consecutive time, you simply type in your username and password.

  • STEP 3: Fill in and submit the application.
    Please do not wait for the very last day/s of an application period to apply!

Any request for support (including technical support) might need up to three working days to be treated, so if you contact us the last three days we cannot guarantee that the needed support can be given to you.

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This Scholarship Published by:
Mohammed Tarek /Egypt 

Reviewed by” Sherif Hassan / Egypt 
MARJ3 Intern
MARJ3 Scholarships team