EU Centre for Disease Prevention & Control Traineeship

Deadline: 30 January 2014 and 30 April 2014
Open to: young university graduates from EU Member States, candidate countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein or Norway with degrees in fields related to the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control’s work
Remuneration: approximately EUR 1207.83 per month plus a travel allowance to and from your home of residence


The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) organises traineeships twice a year, each for a period of three to six months. ECDC is an EU agency which aims to strengthen Europe’s defences against infectious diseases.

The main aims are:

  • to provide young university graduates with a unique and first experience of ECDC;
  • to enable such trainees to acquire practical experience and knowledge of the day-to-day work of the centre’s units;
  • to provide the opportunity to young university graduates to put into practice knowledge acquired during their studies, and in particular in their specific area of study.

The programme seeks candidates in the following fields: clinical infectious diseases, microbiology, public health, epidemiology, statistics and/or modelling of infectious diseases, social sciences, medical informatics, scientific and/or risk communication, as well as other related fields.

Successful candidates will typically have a background relating to the activities of the ECDC, i.e. Clinical infectious diseases, Microbiology, Public health, Epidemiology, Statistics and/or modelling of infectious diseases, Social sciences, Medical informatics, Scientific and/or risk communication, Programme evaluation, Training in any of the above areas, Other expertise within the remit of

Qualified candidates with an interest in any support function (for example information technologies, legal affairs, internal audit, internal communication, personnel administration, budget, accounts, infrastructure services, document management, project management and meeting management) are welcomed too. Any candidate who meets the minimum eligibility criteria may apply.

Trainees are selected from nationals of the Member States of the European Economic Area (the Member States of the European Union, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway) and of candidate countries. A limited number of nationals of non-Member States may be accepted. Trainees are responsible for making sure that they obtain the correct visa, where applicable, to enter Sweden.

Please carefully read the full rules regarding ECDC traineeships HERE.


  • Trainees are nationals of the EU Member States, of the candidate countries, or of Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway;
  • candidates must have completed the first cycle of a higher education course (university study) and obtained a full degree or its equivalent by the closing date for applications;
  • candidates from EU Member States must have very good knowledge of at least two community languages, of which one should be the working language of ECDC (English);
  • candidates from no Member State must have very good knowledge of the working language of ECDC (English);
  • candidates can not have already benefited or benefit from any kind of traineeship (formal or informal, paid or unpaid) within a European institution or body, or
  • candidates can not have had or have any kind of employment within a European institution or body.


The Centre pays a monthly grant of EUR 1207,83 net per month and pays a travel allowance to compensate the expenses incurred at the beginning and at the end of the traineeship from the place of residence. The trainees are responsible for finding their own accommodation; unfortunately ECDC can not be involved in this aspect of their stay.


Interested candidates should apply by submitting the following documents to

  • Detailed curriculum vitae in European format available in English
  • Cover letter (English only) Pdf format using the template AVAILABLE HERE
  • Copies of the main Diplomas
  • Other relevant certificates

Deadlines are:

  • For the first half year: 30 January 2014
  • For the second half year: 30 April 2014

Contact information for further questions:

ECDC European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control
Tomtebodavägen 11a
SV-17183 Stockholm
internet: website HERE

See the original call for applications AVAILABLE HERE in PDF form, or the original website HERE.

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