We offer opportunities for students in the form of short-term (two-four weeks) summer jobs and longer-term internships, which usually last between three and 12 months, depending on the programme.
We offer a limited number of internships to university students and recent graduates who wish to acquire an understanding of the Bank’s work or gain experience in their field of studies. Internships normally last between three and five months (six months if requested by universities), and cannot be extended beyond the maximum period. Most are based at our headquarters in Luxembourg.
You will gain:
- An overview of the EIB's objectives and the challenges arising in achieving them
- A first professional and personal experience in a dynamic EU body through contacts established in the course of your everyday work
- Practical knowledge in your field of studies
There are two intakes each year, on 1 February and 1 September. We generally publish opportunities between three and four months prior to the start date.
Eligibility to apply
The General Internship Programme is open only to students or recent graduates, with less than one year of relevant experience (since the last degree), who are nationals of EU Member States and Candidate Countries whose membership negotiations have started (currently: Turkey, Serbia and Montenegro).
You must have a degree or be in the final year of a course at an institute of higher education. Generally, successful candidates will have enrolled on a graduate study programme (be pursuing a master’s degree).
In addition, you must meet the following criteria:
- demonstrated ability to conduct analytical work, exercise good judgment and work as part of a team
- proficiency in English and/or French; knowledge of other EU languages would be an advantage
What we offer
We pay a flat-rate monthly allowance to assist with living costs and provide reimbursement of travel expenses (one round trip from/to the point of origin/residence).
What you will contribute
You will be responsible for your accommodation costs.
You will commit to spend a minimum of three and maximum of five months in the programme at our headquarters in Luxembourg.
How to apply
To apply for an internship position, please view our current vacancies and respond to one of the internship opportunities by submitting your application online.
We only accept applications in response to an advertised opportunity – we cannot consider spontaneous applications.
Due to the high number of applicants, we will only contact those identified as suitable for an assignment to discuss their application and availability.
A panel makes the final selection of candidates, and competition is very high. Good luck!