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Traineeships 

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The CoR is a relatively young institution and, as such, recognizes the importance of giving voice to the ideas of newcomers and younger generations. 

Involving young people in the EU decision-making process is precisely the aim of the CoR traineeship programme.
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Standard traineeships

As a CoR trainee, you will be witnessing first-hand the dynamics of a multilingual and multinational institution. Within a small group of trainees, you will not only be able to work across a wide range of EU policy aspects, but you will also have the unique possibility to create an event by yourself!

Thanks to the unique YFactor scheme, trainees are invited to carry out project work addressing issues that are relevant for European regions and cities. Whether you decide to work on a conference, a podcast, or an eBook – as a CoR trainee your creativity will be challenged and encouraged!

  • 5 months
  • Full time / 40 hours per week
  • Workplace in Brussels, Belgium
  • Paid by grant (approx. 1280 euros/month)
  • Preferred choice between 3 of the CoR's departments
  • Travel and mobility allowance
  • Health insurance cover optional
  • Accident insurance included

Calendar

Spring Session:16 February to 15 July

Application period: 1 July to 30 September (midnight, Brussels time) of the previous year
Pre-selection and interviews: November
Selection: December

Autumn Session: 16 September to 15 February

Application period: 1 January to 31 March (midnight, Brussels time) of the same year
Pre-selection and interviews: May
Selection: June
Warning: We recommend that you avoid applying close to the deadline, as high data traffic could mean that your application may not reach us on time. We can not accept any applications that were not sent on time, or not submitted electronically.

Who are we looking for?

  • EU citizens
  • Citizens from third countries (including the UK) can also apply, and may be selected in exceptional cases, notably if their candidature is of particular interest to the CoR and if they comply with the requirements under national immigration law for residing and working legally in Belgium
  • University graduates that have completed a full degree by the closing date for applications
  • Candidates with excellent knowledge of one of the EU's official languages and satisfactory knowledge of French or English
  • Candidates that have NOT yet received more than 8 weeks of training or employment with a European Institution or body. This also applies to assistants to a Member of the European Parliament, intramural consultants or researchers, temporary/contract/auxiliary/interim staff members of any EU institution, body, delegation or representative office

How to apply?

  • Choose your preferred CoR department (up to 3 possible)
  • Make sure that you fill in the mandatory fields, only provide correct information and check before you submit your application

Note: You will still be able to make changes to your form before the application deadline.

Note: False statements will lead to rejection of the application or cancellation of the traineeship.

Note: You are allowed to submit only one application per traineeship period.

Do you have what it takes? Use our Application form and apply now!

Short-term study visits

Students looking to finalise their work project, or who are curious about how local and regional authorities contribute to EU legislation in fields such as Citizenship, Cohesion, Climate Change, Public Procurement and Security are welcome to apply for a short-term study visit. Study visits are an excellent opportunity to discover the geographical dimension of EU policies. Moreover, they provide the occasion to reinforce academic preparation with first-hand experience with the work of an EU consultative body.

  • 1-4 months, extendable up to 6 months depending on the resources available
  • Starting date is agreed upon with the candidate
  • Full time / 40 hours a week
  • Workplace in Brussels, Belgium
  • Unpaid, all expenses to be covered by the participant
  • Health insurance cover is not provided
  • Accident insurance included

Who are we looking for?

  • EU citizens

    Note: Citizens from third countries (including the UK) may apply and may be selected in exceptional cases, notably if their candidature is of particular interest to the CoR and if they comply with requirements under national immigration law for residing and working legally in Belgium

  • University graduates that have completed at least a Bachelor's degree

    Note: The Secretary General or his delegate may grant derogation to candidates who are not yet holders of a Bachelor's degree provided they can demonstrate to have successfully completed, at the start of the study visit, at least half of the training cycle related to a Bachelor's degree which is deemed relevant to CoR activities.

  • Candidates with excellent knowledge of one of the EU's official languages and satisfactory knowledge of French or English

Upon request you will need to provide:

  • Legible copy of your passport or identity card
  • Proof of obligatory health insurance cover for the whole short-term study visit
  • Copy of your Bachelor's diploma or a certificate attesting that you have successfully completed, at the start of the study visit, at least half of the training cycle related to a Bachelor's degree which is deemed relevant to CoR activities
  • Copies of proof of professional experiences mentioned in your application

Do you have what it takes? Use our Application form​ and apply now!.

Traineeships for Government Officials

Officials working for public institutions in an EU country who are looking to enhance their skills and share knowledge with a vibrant community of EU experts might find a semester working at the CoR a valuable learning opportunity.

  • 1-4 months, extendable to 6 months possible with permission of the Secretary General
  • Starting date is agreed upon with the candidate
  • Full time / 40 hours
  • Workplace in Brussels, Belgium
  • Unpaid, all expenses to be covered by the participant or their sending authority
  • Accident insurance covered by the CoR

Who can apply?

  • Staff from a national, regional or local public authority of an EU member state

    Note: Citizens from third countries (including the UK) may apply and may be selected in exceptional cases, notably if their candidature is of particular interest to the CoR and if they comply with requirements under national immigration law for residing and working legally in Belgium

  • Existing job has corresponding duties to the level of an EU Administrator
  • Excellent knowledge of French or English

Upon request you will need to provide:

  • Confirmation of employment by the sending authority and its agreement to a traineeship at the CoR
  • Proof of obligatory health insurance cover for the whole traineeship period
  • Copies of relevant diplomas and/or official certificates mentioned in your application
  • Copies of proof of professional experiences mentioned in your application

How to apply?

  • Choose your preferred CoR department (up to 3 possible)
  • Make sure that you fill in the mandatory fields, only provide correct information and check before you submit your application
  • Note: False statements will lead to rejection of the application or cancellation of the traineeship.

    Note: You are allowed to submit only one application.

Do you have what it takes? Use our Application form​ and apply now!.

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