Cada año la Secretaría General del Consejo Europeo ofrece tres tipos de prácticas: pagadas, no remuneradas y prácticas reservadas a los funcionarios nacionales.

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PAID TRAINEESHIPS
Each year the General Secretariat of the Council offers some 80 paid traineeships lasting 5 months.
A trainee will be attached to one or more departments of the General secretariat of the Council for the duration of five months.

Selection Criteria:

  • nationals of one of the Member States of the European Union
  • candidates have completed by the deadline for the lodging of the applications at least the first cycle of a course of university studies validated by a certificate
  • national officials are not eligible for this programme
  • applicants have a thorough knowledge of one of the official languages of the EU and satisfactory knowledge of another of these languages. In practice, a knowledge of at least French or English is necessary
  • applicants who have not already undergone an in-service training in another European institutionPriority will be given to applicants on the basis of the results obtained during their studies. Preference shall be given to applicants:
  • who have completed or started a course on European integration
  • any national of the EU Member States or a State that is a candidate for accession
  • who hold posts in the private or public sector dealing with activities of the EUThe grant awarded is currently fixed at EUR 900 per month.There are two five-month traineeship periods, as follows:
    – 1 February to 30 June
    – 1 September to 31 January

    Applications for 2014 traineeships: the online application form will

    be accessible from 3 June to 2 September.

    Read here more about paid traineeships.

    UNPAID TRAINEESHIPS
    Unpaid traineeships are offered to students who are required to complete a compulsory training period as part of their studies. The traineeships can be from 1 to 5 months, depending on the requirements of the educational establishment.

    Selection Criteria:

  • who is a third, fourth or fifth-year student (or equivalent) of a higher-education establishment or university which requires such a period of training to be undertaken as part of the course of study or for access to a profession, or who is required to do research for a thesis or doctorate.
  • applicants have a thorough knowledge of one of the official languages of the EU and satisfactory knowledge of another of these languages. In practice, a knowledge of at least French or English is necessary
  • applicants who have not already undergone an in-service training in another European institutionDeadlines for receipt of applications (at least three months in advance):
  • 1 October (for the period 1/2 – 30/6)
  • 1 April (for the period 1/9 – 31/1)
    There is no online application form. Contact the following email address to receive an application form: stages@consilium.europa.eu
    Read here more about unpaid traineeships.TRAINEESHIPS WITH OFFICIALS
    This programme is intended for officials for ministries, government or regional agencies and the diplomatic corps of the EU Member States or a State that is a candidate for accession. The traineeships run for a periodfrom 3 to 6 months.
    “National officials” trainees are staff employed by national administrations and paid by them.

    Selection Criteria:

  • any national of the EU Member States or a State that is a candidate for accession
  • have a university degree or at least three years’ professional experience in duties corresponding to a university education
  • applicants have a thorough knowledge of one of the official languages of the EU and satisfactory knowledge of another of these languages. In practice, a knowledge of at least French or English is necessaryThere is no online application form, contact the Traineeships Office for an application form.
    Read here more about Tranineeships reserved for national officials.