Deadline: 30 September and 30 April every year
Open to: citizens of a Member State of the EU, who hold a university degree in Law or Political Science (law should be dominant) or, for traineeships in the Interpretation Directorate, a diploma in conference interpreting
Remuneration: not specified
Every year, the Court of Justice of the European Union offers a limited number of paid traineeships of a maximum duration of five months. Traineeships are generally undertaken in the Research and Documentation Directorate, the Press and Information Service, the Directorate-General for Translation or the Interpretation Directorate.
Interpreting traineeships last from 10 to 12 weeks and are addressed to newly qualified conference interpreters whose language combination is of interest to the Interpretation Directorate. The trainees have the possibility to perfect their interpreting skills, particularly in legal interpreting, through the preparation of case-files, terminological research and practical exercises in a silent booth.
Familiarisation visits: Self-employed or employed conference interpreters wishing to attend a hearing in person or to practise working in a ‘silent booth’ may contact the Interpretation Directorate using the contact form at least one week beforehand. Please note that no hearings are held during judicial vacations.
Applicants, who hold a degree in law or in political sciences (majority content, law) or, for traineeships in the Interpretation Directorate, a diploma in conference interpreting, must print and complete the application form. Trainees are required to:
- be citizens of a Member State of the EU;
- have a university degree in Law or Political Science (law should be dominant) or, for traineeships in the Interpretation Directorate, a diploma in conference interpreting, if necessary complemented by a post-graduate diploma, or equivalent professional experience;
- have a perfect knowledge of one of the official languages of the EU, and a good knowledge of a second. A good knowledge of French is however highly recommended.
Applicants must print and complete the application form AVAILABLE HERE (available only in French) and send it by post to:
the Human Resources Unit of the Court of Justice of the European Union, Bureau des stages, GEOS 3032, L-2925 Luxembourg, together with a detailed curriculum vitae and copies of diplomas and/or certificates.
The deadlines for applications are:
- 30 September for traineeships starting 1 March to 31 July
- 30 April for traineeships starting 1 October to 28 February
For further details, please see the official website HERE.