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EU Careers: Student Resources

Are you interested in a career working in or with the European Union? Explore useful links and European Institute resources below.

If you are interested in finding out more about careers in the EU, your first port of call should be the website of the European Personnel Selection Office (EPSO). 

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EU traineeships
You can find out more about the 2000+ traineeships available across EU institutions and agencies every year, via the EPSO traineeships webpages. Each EU institution, body and agency individually runs its own traineeship selection procedures. Please also note that not all traineeships will appear via this site.

EEAS Junior Professionals in Delegations Programme
If you are interested in EU diplomacy, 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 Member States to work in the EU Delegations worldwide. You can find out more about this opportunity, eligibility and selection criteria, and upcoming deadlines for application via the dedicated webpage.

Vacancies and useful links
You can also explore permanent and temporary roles across the EU institutions on the EPSO vacancies portalhttps://epso.europa.eu/en/job-opportunities/open-for-application 

For more information on traineeships and job opportunities at the European External Action Service, see: https://www.eeas.europa.eu/eeas/vacancies_en

For more information on traineeships and job opportunities at the European Parliament, see: https://www.europarl.europa.eu/at-your-service/en/work-with-us/how-to-apply

For more information on job opportunities at the General Secretariat of the European Council see: https://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/general-secretariat/jobs/vacancies/

To stay up to date on the latest EU career opportunities, follow the @EU_Careers on Twitter.

European Institute Advisory Board Careers Videos

Heather Grabbe, Director, the Open Society Foundation European Policy Institute 

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Sabina Ciofu, Head of EU and Trade Policy, techUK

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Charles Grant, Director, Centre for European Reform 

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Sarah Taylor, Former Europe Director, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO)

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European Institute Careers Sessions

Navigating EU Careers

Marit Sillavee, First Secretary for the Citizens, Social, Justice & Home Affairs Section at the EU Delegation to the United Kingdom and Ed Bithell, Second Secretary for Services and Emerging Tech at the UK Mission to the European Union.

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Influencing the EU; Shaping EU Policy

With UCL alumni Evdoxia Nerantzi (Senior Policy Analyst, EU Government Affairs & Public Policy, Google) and Rosanna Fanni (Associate Researcher & Digital Forum Coordinator, CEPS)

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