The Council of the EU is the institution representing the member states' governments. Also informally known as the EU Council, it is where national ministers from each EU country meet to adopt laws and coordinate policies.
The General Secretariat of the Council (GSC) is responsible for assisting the European Council and the Council of the EU, including its presidencies, the Permanent Representatives Committee (Coreper) and the other Council committees and working parties.
The GSC offers different types of traineeship.
The GSC offers around 100 paid traineeships a year to EU nationals who have completed at least the first part of their university studies, and have obtained a degree certificate.
Compulsory unpaid traineeships
The GSC offers around 20 unpaid traineeships per year. These traineeships are for 3rd, 4th or 5th year university students who have to do a compulsory training period as part of their course.