Every year, the Court of Justice of the European Union offers five paid traineeships 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.
Trainees have to be citizens of a Member State of the EU with an 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.
Applicants must have a perfect knowledge of one of the official languages of the EU, and a good knowledge of a second one. In particular, it can be useful a good knowledge of French.
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 improve their interpreting skills, particularly in legal interpreting, through the preparation of case-files, terminological research and practical exercises.
The deadlines to submit proposals are the 30 September for traineeships starting 1 March to 31 July and the 30 April for traineeships starting 1 October to 28 February. Applicants must complete and then print the application form in English or French and send it by post to the Human Resources Unit of the Court of Justice of the European Union with a detailed curriculum vitae and copies of diplomas and certificates.