The European Committee of the Regions (CoR) is the voice of regions and cities in the European Union (EU). It represents local and regional authorities across the European Union and advises on new laws that have an impact on regions and cities (70% of all EU legislation)
Cicero traineeships @ the CoR!
As a CoR trainee, you will be witnessing first-hand the dynamics of a multilingual and multinational institution. Within a small group of trainees, you will not only be able to work across a wide range of EU policy aspects, but you will also have the unique possibility to create an event by yourself!
Thanks to the unique YFactor scheme, trainees are invited to carry out project work addressing issues that are relevant for European regions and cities. Whether you decide to work on a conference, a podcast, or an eBook – as a CoR trainee your creativity will be challenged and encouraged!
Cicero traineeships in a nutshell
- 5 months
- Full time / 40 hours per week
- Workplace in Brussels, Belgium
- Paid by grant (approx. 1280 euros/month)
- Preferred choice between 3 of the CoR's departments
- Travel and mobility allowance
- Health insurance cover optional
- Accident insurance included
Spring Session:16 February to 15 July
Application period: 1 July to 30 September (midnight, Brussels time) of the previous year
Pre-selection and interviews: November
Autumn Session: 16 September to 15 February
Application period: 1 January to 31 March (midnight, Brussels time) of the same year
Pre-selection and interviews: May
Warning: We recommend that you avoid applying close to the deadline, as high data traffic could mean that your application may not reach us on time. We can not accept any applications that were not sent on time, or not submitted electronically.
Who are we looking for?
- EU citizens
- Citizens from third countries (including the UK) can also apply, and may be selected in exceptional cases, notably if their candidature is of particular interest to the CoR and if they comply with the requirements under national immigration law for residing and working legally in Belgium
- University graduates who have obtained a full undergraduate academic degree, or have completed at least the third year of higher education (university or equivalent), by the closing date for applications
- Candidates who are fluent in one EU language and have satisfactory knowledge of French or English
- Candidates that have NOT yet received more than 8 weeks of in-house placement (whether paid or unpaid) in a European institution, body, delegation or representative office or who have had any form of employment in a European institution or body shall not be accepted
How to apply?
- Choose your preferred CoR department (up to 3 possible)
- Make sure that you fill in the mandatory fields, only provide correct information and check before you submit your application
Note: You will still be able to make changes to your form before the application deadline.
Note: False statements will lead to rejection of the application or cancellation of the traineeship.
Note: You are allowed to submit only one application per traineeship period.
Do you have what it takes? Use our Application form and apply now!– Registration will open 04/01/2023