If you are considering a career change or would like to work in a policy environment for an extended period of time, a European Commission Blue Book Traineeship might be for you! Blue Book Traineeships are for a period of 5 months and are paid.
The activities undertaken by a Blue Book Trainee vary depending on the policy area and service (which you have the option to select when filling in the application form). Some examples of activities that you may undertake as a Blue Book Trainee include: attending and organise meetings, conducting research, drafting and editing policy documents, and answering inquiries. While the Commission doesn’t specifically target scientists in the application process, often those with specific expertise are welcome. The deadline to apply for a Blue Book Traineeship is 31 August at 12:00 midday, CEST. You can read more and apply here.