Traineeships at the ECML

Deadline: 28 February 2017
Open to: university graduates with good level of English or/and French
Remuneration: 720 EUR per month


The European Centre for Modern Languages offers traineeships, lasting in general 6 months, twice a year. According to their field of interest applicants can choose the main area in which they would like to be involved: organisation of events and meetings (Programme), documentation and resources (DRC), the Centre’s website (Website) and finances and general administration (Administration).

The ECML has offered traineeships since 1997. The scheme has proved a highly successful means of developing further contacts between the Centre and its member states. Recruiting young professionals from all over Europe to join its team for a short period both reinforces the Centre’s role as a place of international cooperation and promotes an atmosphere of intercultural learning. For the trainees it often represents their first experience of an international organisation. The scheme which the ECML now offers is the result of a learning process and is adapted to meet the needs both of the Centre and the trainees themselves.


  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent);
  • Good command of at least one of the Council of Europe’s working languages (English or French) though knowledge of both is advantageous and might make the difference in order to get selected;
  • Flexible, well organised and capable of working in an international team;
  • Preference is given to applicants from ECML member states or currently studying in ECML member states.


Trainees receive a subsistence allowance of approximately 720 EUR per month, which is transferred by the Council of Europe at the end of each month.  From this, a deduction of approximately 20 EUR is made each month from the trainees allowance to cover the costs of insurance during the stay.

How to Apply?

In order to apply for the traineeship, you should download, fill and upload the application form. Describe your language skills in accordance to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. For an explanation on the six levels of proficiency, please, refer to the Council of Europe Language Policy Division’s specific site on the European Language Portfolio.

For more information visit the official website

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