Junior Professionals in Delegations


The call for expression of interest is open until 30th June 2015.

The European External Action Service (EEAS) and the European Commission (EC) have established a high-level traineeship programme which gives an opportunity to highly qualified junior professionals from the EU Members State to work in the EU Delegations worldwide. The aim of the programme is to enable young people to gain a first-hand experience in the work of Delegations and an in-depth understanding of their role in the implementation of EU external policies.


Candidates applying for this high-level traineeship programme should:

  • be a national from an EU Member State,
  • hold at least a university degree equivalent to a Master’s degree in a domain relevant to the activities of the Delegations;
  • have excellent command of English and / or French; knowledge of other languages is an asset;
  • show a great interest and motivation to work in a Delegation;
  • professional experience, extra-curriculum activities such as volunteering or publications, is an important asset.


Junior Professional can work in one of the 139 EU Delegations and can be posted, depending the nature of their tasks, in:

  • the EEAS sections – for political, press and information functions;
  • the EC sections – for aid management, trade, economic issues, etc.


The EEAS and the EC will finance minimum 56 JPDs posts (2 per Member State) for the round 2016 – 2017: 28 JPDs positions in the political, press and information section (EEAS) and 28 in the aid management, trade and economic issues (EC). Additional posts might be financed through voluntary contributions of EU Member States.


Selected candidates will be offered a single traineeship agreement of a fixed-term of nine (9) months, which can be renewed for another period of nine (9) months.

Trainees are entitled to a monthly remuneration package composed of:

  • a grant of 1,300 EUR;
  • an accommodation contribution set at 1,000 EUR;
  • a hardship contribution added to these mentioned above – depending on the Living Conditions Allowance in a Delegation from 10% to 35%.

In addition, JPDs will be granted:

  • an installation contribution of 2,000 EUR at the beginning of their traineeship;
  • a contribution for the cost of the journey for each period of a traineeship – 2,500 EUR;
  • 500 EUR to cover the insurance cost for each period of 9 months of traineeship.


LAUNCHING of the 2016 ROUND 1June 2015
Deadline for applications to Member States 30 June 2015
Lists of pre-selected candidates submitted to EEAS and Commission by all the Member States 30 September 2015
Selection panels at EEAS and Commission and matching process (who goes where) October 2015
Communication of results to Member States November 2015
Traineeship offers sent to candidates December 2015
Reception of documents required from selected candidates January 2016
Obligatory Induction Training in Brussels 1st week March 2016
Starting of traineeships in EU Delegations 2ndweek March 2016

Read more and apply here.

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