Delegation of the European Union 
to the United States

Paid Traineeship at the EU Delegation to the U.S.

23/02/2018 - 20:16
Traineeships in Delegations

Traineeship offer: The Delegation of the EU to the U.S. offers paid traineeships to young graduates with a university diploma and less than one year of professional experience.

What we offer

Paid traineeships are available in the following policy areas:

  • Economics & Finance trainees focus on the monetary, fiscal, and labor policies of the U.S. by monitoring macroeconomic developments, assisting in the preparation of reports on specific economic issues, and participating in the outreach activities.
  • Global Issues and Innovation trainees focus on U.S. regulatory developments in the areas of transportation, energy and environment, research and innovation, space, food safety (which includes plant and animal health and animal welfare), public health, and consumer protection.
  • Politics, Development and Security trainees report on Congressional hearings and research a broad range of foreign policy, security, and development cooperation issues.
  • Press and Public Diplomacy trainees help with outreach programs and events, assist with digital communications, conduct in-depth media analysis, help coordinate grant programs, and respond to public inquiries.
  • Trade trainees address all aspects of EU-U.S. trade relations, monitoring U.S. policy and legislative developments through activities such as attending events organized by think tanks and trade associations, monitoring Congressional hearings, and conducting research on specific issues. 


Are you eligible for  a remunerated traineeship?

You may apply for the traineeship if:

  • You are a young graduate with a University diploma (at least a Bachelor's degree)
  • You have less than 1 year of professional experience
  • You are a national of an EU Member State, citizen from a candidate country that has concluded EU accession negotiations, or a national of the United States of America.
  • You have no previous professional experience in any of the EU institutions of more than 6 weeks


What are the general rules?

  • Duration: the traineeship can be up to a maximum of six months
  • Monthly grant: selected trainees will receive a monthly grant of 1200€
  • Visa: trainees are responsible for obtaining and covering the cost of necessary visa
  • Travel: trainees have to arrange and finance their travel to the EU Delegation in Washington
  • Accommodation: the trainee will have to cover the accommodation costs


How to apply?

Please send:

  • detailed curriculum vitae (CV)
  • a motivational letter describing why you wish to participate in a traineeship with the EU


to the Intern Coordinator at:

Each year, the deadlines for submitting applications are as follows:

15 May for the Fall Semester (September to December)

15 September for the Spring Semester (January to May)

15 February for the Summer Semester (June to August)

If selected for a paid traineeship, trainees will need to provide the following Documents:

  • Diploma
  • Language certificates
  • Extract from the "judicial record"
  • Passport/ID card
  • Insurance certificate (repatriation included)
  • Medical certificate
  • Signed traineeship agreement

You are requested to examine the general eligibility criteria. Applications from non-eligible candidates will not be considered. After the evaluation of all applications received is over, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and invited for an interview. In case the selected candidate is not able to present all required documents, his/her candidacy will be rejected.

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