Eurofound Graduate Traineeship Programme

Deadline: 27 February 2015
Open to: recent university graduates from the Member States of the European Union or candidate countries
Remuneration: €1,247 per month


The European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions (Eurofound) is offering a limited number of graduate traineeships during 2015. The majority of traineeships will be located in the Dublin offices of Eurofound, although  there will be a particularly small number of traineeships in the field of Information and Communication at the Liaison Office in Brussels. This programme is addressed mainly to recent university graduates, without excluding those who – in the framework of lifelong learning – have recently obtained a university diploma and are at the beginning of a new professional career.

The aims of the official in-service training with Eurofound are:

  • To provide fresh university graduates with a unique and first hand experience of the workings of Eurofound within the wider European context.
  • To enable such trainees to acquire practical experience and knowledge of the day-to-day work of Eurofound units and sections.
  • To provide the opportunity to work in a multi-cultural, multi-linguistic and multiethnic environment, contributing to the development of mutual understanding, trust and tolerance.
  • To promote European integration within the spirit of new governance and through active participation to create awareness of true European citizenship.
  • To provide the opportunity to recent university graduates to put into practice knowledge acquired during their studies, and in particular in their specific areas of competence.
  • To introduce these graduates to the professional world and the constraints, duties and opportunities therein.


In order to be eligible for the traineeship you must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a national of the Member States of the European Union (28 Member States) or of candidate countries (however, a limited number of nationals of non-Member States may also be accepted according to available resources).
  • Have completed the first cycle of a higher education course (university education) and obtained a full degree or its equivalent by the closing date for applications;
  • Candidates from Member States must have a very good knowledge of at least two EU languages, of which one should be English ;
  • Candidates from non-Member States must have a very good knowledge of English, as well as their mother tongue language.


Trainees will be awarded a monthly grant of €1,247. Besides Eurofound will cover the travels costs to and from Dublin.


Interested candidates must apply online after registering HERE.

The deadline to apply is 27 February 2015.

For further information please read the Rules of the traineeship.

The official website

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  1. Dear Mr/Mrs
    My name is Elda Bardhi. I am 25 years old and i hold a degree in Finance, form University of New York in Tirana, Albania.
    I am from Albania but i have been living, and still live in Greece.I have a permanent permition for 5 years, but not the Greek citizenship, even though i have applied for it.
    What i would like to know is; Am i allowed to apply for your traineeships on the scheme of Eurofound?

    Thank you in advance,
    With respect,

    Elda Bardhi

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