From time to time, the European Personnel Selection Office (EPSO) organises calls for expressions of interest for the External Relations department. Candidates must pass a test to be considered for recruitment.
The Junior Professional in Delegations is aimed at providing qualified University graduates from EU Member States with invaluable experience in the European Commission’s External Service Delegations situated in particular in developing countries. The initiative is sponsored by the European Commission and the Member States of the European Union. It enables successful candidates to be employed as a full member of the ‘administrative and technical staff’ of a Delegation for a period of two years.
The European Diplomatic Programme is a training programme that promotes the idea of common European diplomacy. It's a common project between the EU Member States and EU Institutions and is part of the EU Common Foreign and Security Policy. In practice this programme is executed by the Member States’ Foreign Ministries, the Commission’s External Service and the Council Secretariat. Participants are young diplomats from the foreign services of Member States and officials of the European Commission and the Council Secretariat.
EU Delegations have a tradition of offering non-remunerated traineeships to young people in third countries or international organisations where they are accredited.
The aim of these traineeships is to provide young graduates with insight knowledge about the daily work of EU Delegations as well as about the EU foreign policy delivery and the representation of EU interests outside the EU.
You may apply for the traineeship if:
Candidates to the Blue Book Traineeship Programme are informed that as the European Commission and the EEAS wish to offer to as many people as possible the opportunity of in-service training as Blue Book, applications will not be accepted from candidates who – for more than six weeks:
If you are interested in a non-remunerated traineeship in an EU Delegation, please contact directly the Delegation of your interest. The call of expression and recruitment process are organised and managed by the Delegation. Please note that not all Delegations are offering traineeship programmes.
The full list of EU Delegations is available at the following link: http://eeas.europa.eu/delegations/