DG Translation, EC offers a small number of traineeships each year. These last five months and are open to graduates looking to gain some professional translation experience within the European institutions. The linguistic and academic requirements are the same as for permanent translators.
Trainees are usually assigned to a translation unit made up of translators with the same mother tongue or main language. As a trainee you do the same work as staff colleagues — translating into your mother tongue from at least two official EU languages. Your work is revised by experienced senior staff. In some cases you may be assigned to terminology work or to one of DG Translation’s administrative units.
Commission traineeships run for five months from 1 March and 1 October every year.
The deadlines for applications are:
- 30 August for traineeships starting in March
- 31 January for traineeships starting in October.
The online application form is available for filling out only:
- from 1 July to 31 August (for traineeships starting on 1 March the following year)
- from 2 to 31 January (for traineeships starting on 1 October of the same year).
Read more and apply here.