European Court of Auditors

Guardians of the EU's finances


The Court of Auditors organises traineeship periods throughout the year in areas of interest to its work. The training periods are granted for a maximum period of five months. The training periods may be remunerated (1120 €/month) or non-remunerated. In view of the restricted budgetary appropriations available, however, the number of training periods granted is very limited.


In order to be eligible to carry out a period of traineeship, applicants must:

  • be a national of one of the Member States of the European Union, except where a derogation has been granted by the appointing authority;
  • either hold a recognised university-level degree or diploma giving entitlement to the European Union category AD or have completed at least four semesters of university studies in a field of interest to the Court;
  • wish to obtain practical training related to one of the Court of Auditors' areas of activity;
  • have not already benefited from traineeship at the Court;
  • guarantee compliance with the principle of the widest possible geographical distribution;
  • state that they have a thorough knowledge of one official language of the European Union and a satisfactory knowledge of at least one other official European Union language;
  • offer the necessary proof of good character.

Practical information

In order to apply for a traineeship period at the European Court of Auditors, please fill in the above application form in either English or French, save it on your computer in pdf format and then attach it to the completed form below. No annex will be taken into account at this stage of the proceedings.
When you click on "Submit" you will receive a message that your request has been sent to the Court. You will also receive confirmation by email. If, for any reason, you do not see this message or receive any confirmation, please either try again or contact


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