Internships at the European Commission can be an opportunity to build the future. Find out which areas, who can apply, by when and how, as well as the amount. We explain everything to you.
Applications are open for European Commission internships in the areas of Administration and Translation. Find out who can apply, by when and how.
With a thousand vacancies available, for five months, the autumn session of the Blue Book internships of the European Commission will promote the acquisition of practical skills in the areas of Administration and Translation, in European cities with representation of the European Commission, such as Brussels and Luxembourg, and still receive a monthly grant of around 1300 euros.
The final number selected will depend on the profile of the candidates and the relationship they have with the functions. There is no age limit.
Internships at the European Commission, autumn session, start in early October.
Blue Book: Internships at the European Commission
The Blue Book Internship Program at the European Commission offers 1000 vacancies for the best candidates.
Age is not an obstacle for anyone wishing to apply. However, it is essential to be a national of a Member State of the European Union or one of the candidate countries benefiting from a pre-accession agreement. This includes, inter alia, Ukraine.
It is also necessary to have completed a degree of at least 3 years and to have knowledge of two official languages, one of which is English or German, level C1 – C2 (according to the European Framework Common Reference for Languages).
There is a limited number of vacancies for third countries.
Cannot apply who has already worked more than 6 weeks in another institution of the European Union.
During the five-month internship, those selected will receive a monthly grant worth around 1,300 euros. They will also be reimbursed for visa-related expenses, necessary medical expenses and travel expenses.
Applicants with special needs are entitled to extra support.
With regard to the stay, this is in the care of each selected.
Internship areas and functions
The vacancies available for European Commission internships – Blue Book Program – are in the areas of Administration and Translation.
Interns in the Administration area will have the following functions:
- Organization of meetings, working groups and public hearings
- Preparation of working documents such as reports
- Respond to citizens’ questions
- Support project management
In the area of Translation, those selected will benefit from practical experience in a unit of the European Commission’s General Directorate of Translation.
Applications and selection
Applications can be submitted on the Blue Book Internships website of the European Commission until 11 am (Lisbon time) on January 31, 2023.
During the months of February and March, the evaluation of applications and pre-selection of candidates will be carried out.
April and May will be reserved for checking the eligibility of those selected and between June and September the necessary reservations will be made.
Internships start on October 1, 2023 and end on February 28, 2024.
Questions and tips
During the application period, there will be time and space for clarification of doubts. For this purpose, you can consult the Program of Standards for Official Internships of the European Commission Services.
Social networks also play a relevant role and until the end of January there will be sessions at the Instagramwhere former interns will talk about their experiences and give tips for applying.