The Eurojust traineeships are an excellent opportunity to get to know and sample life inside an EU agency. Recent graduates can apply for five months paid traineeships at Eurojust. Specific traineeship calls of interest are published twice a year for traineeships starting in October and March.

Eurojust offers traineeships across a wide range of specialisations, not just legal work. Depending on your educational background and interests, you might find yourself working with colleagues from the Casework Unit, the Events and Logistics Unit, and many more.

What to expect

Whatever your role, you can expect challenging hands-on work, and the chance to put knowledge and skills gained during your studies to good use. A traineeship with Eurojust is also an excellent learning opportunity. You will work with and observe leading specialists from across Europe, gaining valuable experience and skills that will set you up for your future career.

The traineeships duration is five months. All assignments start in October and March, following a dedicated traineeship selection process. The trainees are entitled to a monthly traineeship grant of EUR 1500 (in March 2024) and may claim contribution towards the travel expenses at the beginning and end of the traineeships. Please consult the traineeship policy for further details.

Eligibility criteria

To take part in a traineeship with Eurojust, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a national of one of the Member States of the European Union or of EU candidate countries. Exceptionally, nationals of third countries with a cooperation agreement or working arrangement with Eurojust may also be accepted, depending on budget availability;
  • Be a recent university/masters/doctorate graduate, who, by the closing date for applications, has obtained a university/ masters/doctorate diploma;
  • Have very good knowledge of English (minimum B2 level as defined in the Common European Framework of Reference), the working language of Eurojust;
  • Not have received more than six weeks of any kind of in-service training/internship, nor have worked or been employed in any capacity within a European Institution, body, office or agency.

How to apply

  • Twice a year dedicated traineeship calls for interest are being published and all interested candidates matching the sought profiles are invited to apply via eRecruitment. Please note that open applications or applications sent by any other means will not be considered.
  • Once you have successfully submitted your application online, you will receive an automatic email acknowledging receipt of your application. Please note that all correspondence will take place by email, so please ensure that the email address associated with your applicant account is correct and that you check your email regularly.
  • Only the candidates invited for interviews will be contacted. The candidates will undergo an online interview with the relevant unit and an HR representative (if relevant).

Recruitment process

  • Before concluding the traineeship agreement, trainees shall provide original documents evidencing their identity, the education stated in their expression of interest, proof of sickness insurance and a certificate of good conduct (not older than six months). Trainees will be required to fill out a declaration of confidentiality and a declaration of absence of conflict of interests.
  • All trainees must possess valid health insurance for The Netherlands throughout the entire period of their traineeship. No later that one week before the start date of the traineeship, the trainee should present the proof of this insurance to the HR Unit. The costs related to this compulsory health insurance are not covered by Eurojust. Trainees are also advised to establish a civil liability insurance.

Further information

Please refer to the Eurojust traineeship policy for further information about traineeships at Eurojust or send an email to

To view our paid traineeship calls and apply, please visit our eRecruitment site:

If you wish to apply for a paid traineeship at Eurojust, you must apply to a traineeship call for expression of interest on the eRecruitment site. Eurojust does not accept applications submitted by any other means (e.g. email or post), or any speculative applications.