- Work with us
Traineeship and Graduate programmes
If you are nearing graduation or have just graduated, you might be eligible for one of our traineeships.
Our traineeships have a duration of three to five months (six months if requested by universities) and give you the chance to gain professional experience in your chosen field of studies, with the added benefit of getting an understanding of the Bank’s work.
To be eligible, you will either need to be in your final year at university, or a graduate with less than one year of work experience (since the last degree, excluding internships/traineeships which are shorter than 9 months), and be an EU national or from our Candidate Countries. Proficiency in English and/or French with knowledge of other EU languages will be an advantage. You will be responsible for your own accommodation. In return, we will pay you a flat-rate monthly allowance to help with living costs and provide reimbursement of travel expenses (one round trip from your point of origin).
If you are interested in these opportunities, write down our admission dates!
We have two intakes a year, on 1 February and 1 September. These are typically announced approximately four months before each intake.
To apply, you will need to click on “View all jobs” and filter your search by job family.
We can only consider applications in response to an advertised opportunity so bookmark our page and make sure you check in around announcement dates!
The selection process is made through a panel and competition is very high, so we will only contact candidates suitable for a traineeship to discuss their application and availability.
Other traineeship opportunities at the EIB:
The Graduate programme
If you have obtained a University degree and have less than two years of work experience (excluding internship/traineeship which are shorter than 9 months), we have a fantastic opportunity for you.
Join us, develop your skills and gain valuable professional experience while working at the EU bank.
Through our GRAD (Graduate Recruitment and Development) assignment opportunities, you will work with, and learn from, seasoned professionals. As a member of the team, you will experience first-hand our inclusive multicultural work environment. And because we take great care in your personal and professional development, a bespoke and job-specific training programme will be put together for you.
For the duration of your contract (typically 1-2 years, extendable up to 4 years), you will be assigned in a junior role within a specific business area where you will apply your skills and knowledge to contribute to your team’s mission, growing in experience and responsibility each day.
During your assignment, you will be a fully-fledged EIB employee and have access to all eligible and associated benefits available to our staff members.As these assignment opportunities are related to specific teams within the EIB, you will need to refer to each separate section of our careers website pages for the requirements specific to each individual opportunity.