The European Court of Auditors organises three traineeship sessions per year in areas of interest to its work. They may be paid (1 350 euros/month) or unpaid, depending on the budgetary appropriations available.
As from 1 October 2020, the three sessions will cover the following periods:
- from 1 March to 31 July of the same calendar year;ir
- from 1 May to 30 September of the same calendar year;
- from 1 October of one calendar year until 28 (29) February of the next.
During these three sessions, each traineeship may last from three to five months.
In order to be eligible for a traineeship, applicants must:
- be a national of one of the Member States of the European Union, except where an exception has been granted by the appointing authority;
- hold a recognised university-level diploma giving access to the AD function group(*) as defined in the Staff Regulations of Officials of the European Union, or have completed at least four semesters of university study in an area of interest to the Court;
- wish to obtain practical training related to one of the Court’s areas of activity;
not already have benefited from a traineeship (paid or unpaid) at any EU institution, body or agency, including the European Central Bank and the European Investment Bank;
- state that they have a thorough knowledge of one official EU language and a satisfactory knowledge of at least one other official EU language;
- not previously have been or are not, at the time of application, employed in an EU institution, body or agency as a member of the temporary staff, contract staff, auxiliary contract staff, employment agency staff, as a national expert on secondment to an EU institution, body or agency, or as an assistant to a Member of the European Parliament.