Information on traineeships

2023 - Launch of graduate traineeship programme scheduled for February 2023


Graduate traineeships 2022

The post-graduate traineeship programme is addressed to recent university graduates, without excluding those who – in the framework of lifelong learning – have recently obtained their university qualification and are at the beginning of a new professional career.

Six-month traineeships will be offered on the basis that the candidate has the ability to participate to the extent necessary and will benefit from the experience.

Eurofound is an equal opportunities employer, we celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

For further information on terms and conditions, interested applicants should read the Rules governing the Official Traineeship Scheme (2022).

The deadline for applications was 15 March 2022. Applications are valid until end of 2022. Shortlisted candidates may be contacted for telephone interviews, throughout the year, according to business needs.

Traineeships are likely to be offered from June at the earliest.

Notes The implementation of the traineeships programme has been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The arrangements put in place by Eurofound depend on the host Member States’ policies. However, we at Eurofound are doing our best to continue the successful tradition of engaging trainees - inviting recent graduates to participate in Eurofound’s work while learning from this well-recognised early career opportunity.

Due to budgetary restrictions this year, a small number of traineeships will most likely be offered in the second half of 2022 at the earliest. 2022 traineeships opportunities will be in the Research area only. Below are the traineeship descriptions for each of the six traineeship profiles which may be offered at Eurofound during 2022. Please read and check the responsibilities, desired academic background and skills required before deciding on your choice.

Research traineeships

What's it like to be a trainee at Eurofound?

Previous Eurofound trainees have shared their experiences to assist others who may be considering a traineeship:

Laura Botey Gaude – Unit A: Working life
Michele Consolini - Unit B: Employment
Berta Mizsei - Unit C: Social Policies