Every year, the European Committee of the Regions (CoR) offers a limited number of university graduates a five-month traineeship. The autumn session runs from 16 September to 15 February.
Each trainee is assigned to a specific department of the CoR. The nature of the work depends largely on the unit. Some units are more politically oriented, others are more administrative. In general, the type of work assigned is equivalent to that performed by junior executive-grade officials (AD5).
To apply for a traineeship at the CoR, a number of basic requirements must be fulfilled.
– be a national of one of the Member States of the European Union or of a State which is an official candidate for accession;
– have completed at least the first cycle of a higher education course and obtained a full degree by the closing date for applications
– have a thorough knowledge of one of the official languages of the European Union and a satisfactory knowledge of another EU-working language (French or English)