The Council of the EU
is the institution representing the member states´ governments
, where national ministers from EU countries encounter to discuss laws and policies.
Every year, the Council offers around 100 paid traineeships
to EU citizens who have finished the first part of their university studies,obtaining a degree certificate. Traineeships are divided in two different periods of five months each
: the first runs from the first of February to the end of June, the second from September to January.
Candidates should preferably have qualifications in law, political science, international relations, EU studies and economics,
but the Council is also looking for trainees with qualifications in other fields
, such as: translation, human resources, communication, education studies, computer sciences, graphic design, multimedia, agricultural technology, biochemical engineering, health and food safety, energy management, environment and aerospace engineering. Moreover, is required a good knowledge of French or English
, as they are the main working languages.