Twice a year the European Economic and Social Committee offers traineeships for a period of five months to university graduates who are nationals of the Member States of the European Union, as well as to a number of university graduates from non-EU countries (long-term traineeship).
These periods of in-service training offer an opportunity to learn about the EESC’s roles and activities and to acquire professional experience in a multicultural environment. They begin on 16 February and 16 September of each year and take place in the Committee’s offices in Brussels. For a brief description of the EESC’s organisation chart and tasks typically carried out by trainees, please consult this document.
Long term trainees are given a monthly grant in accordance with the provisions regarding traineeships at the EESC (Decision 201/16 A). For long term traineeships taking place within the time period 16/02/2017 – 15/02/2018 the amount of the grant is a lump sum of 1.159,44 EUR per month. The amount will remain unchanged until the end of the 2017 Autumn session (15/02/2018).
In addition, the EESC can offer short, unpaid traineeships from one to three months to university graduates or university students who are required to complete their degree by undertaking a period of in-service training (short-term traineeship).