European Commission Blue Book Traineeship Fully Funded 2024

Are you ready to embark on a European journey that will last for 5 months? The commission awards a 5-month stipended internship internally every year. Now open for applications, the Blue Book Traineeship 2024 organised by the European Commission, starting in October 2024.

European Commission Blue Book Traineeship Fully Funded 2024
European Commission Blue Book Traineeship Fully Funded 2024

This traineeship attracts EU citizens and non-EU nationals. The EC Blue Book Training program is planned to take place in EC Belgium and Luxembourg, and new workers are most welcome to this opportunity.

This fully funded internship is all-inclusive and the Commission covers all the expenses. The Blue Book Traineeship qualifies candidates for it whether they are undergraduates or postgraduates and they hold a bachelor's degree. Also under reserved quota are slots for candidates holding master's degrees.

Below you will find all the main information about the traineeship of the Blue Book, including its requirements and application procedure.

Blue Book Traineeship 2024 Details

  • Host Countries: Belgium and Luxembourg
  • Sponsored by: European Commission
  • Financial Support: Fully Funded
  • Application Deadline: March 15, 2024 (10:00 a.m. CET)

Number of Traineeships

As per the EU Commission's website, 650 individuals from various corners of the globe were chosen from a pool of 2,500 applicants.

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Financial Benefits

Participants entering the Blue Book Traineeship Program in Europe are relieved of financial burdens. The EU Commission will provide:

  • A monthly stipend of €1,376, is disbursed at the end of each month.
  • Reimbursement of visa expenses.
  • Reimbursement of medical fees.
  • Coverage of travel expenses, including airfare tickets.
  • Accommodation expenses are not included in the Commission's coverage.

Eligibility Criteria

  • The EC Blue Book traineeship extends its invitation to all EU citizens, with a limited allocation of seats for non-EU nationals.
  • Completion of a standard 3-year higher education degree is required.
  • Applicants should possess no prior work experience.
  • Proficiency in English is essential, with no necessity for IELTS or TOEFL tests.
  • A commitment to work five 8-hour days per week, totalling 40 hours.
  • Entitlement to two days of paid leave per month.
  • There are no age restrictions for participation in the traineeships.

Required Documentation

Please provide copies of the following documents:

  • A valid ID card or passport
  • University transcripts for completed studies before the application deadline

Evidence of:

  • Participation in university exchange programs abroad, EU or international initiatives, seminars, or workshops
  • Declared Language proficiencies (excluding mother tongue/s)
  • Declared work experience

Additional points will be awarded for:

  • Work experience, if applicable
  • Experience in work or volunteering abroad
  • Studies in rare fields


  • Deadline for October 2024 Session: March 15, 2024
  • Preselection: March-April
  • Selection: May-September
  • Traineeship Period: October 1, 2024 – February 28, 2025

How to Apply for the European Commission Blue Book Traineeship?

The application process for the EU Blue Book Traineeship involves three simple steps:

  1. Create an EU Login account or log in using an existing one.
  2. Complete and submit the application form along with your supporting documents.
  3. If your application is successful, you'll receive an invitation to review the available positions on the VBB portal and apply for your preferred traineeship role.
  4. Please review the detailed application procedure step-by-step (Here).


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