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Traineeship at ECDC

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) organises traineeship once a year, each for a period of five to nine months. ECDC is an EU agency which aims to strengthen Europe’s defences against infectious diseases.

The main aims are:
to provide young university graduates with a unique and first-hand experience of ECDC;
to provide an understanding of the objectives and goals of ECDC’s coordination role in identifying, assessing and communicating current and emerging threats to human health from communicable diseases in the European Union;
to enable trainees to acquire practical experience and knowledge of the day-to-day work of the Centre’s units;
to provide the opportunity to recent university graduates to put into practice knowledge acquired during their studies, and in particular in their specific area of study;
to contribute to the professional development of recent university graduates and thereby facilitate their entry into professional life.

In 2022 the programme is offering traineeship opportunities in the professional areas listed below.
Applicants may submit one application only. 

  • Communication
  • Executive Office
  • AMR and Healthcare-associated Infections  
  • Epidemic-Prone Diseases 
  • Digital Solutions
  • IT Operations
  • Surveillance
  • Emergency Preparedness and Response Support
  • Public Health Training
  • Corporate Services
  • Legal Services and Procurement
  • Eurosurveillance Editorial Office
  • Scientific Process and Methods

 

Eligibility criteria

  • Trainees are nationals of the EU Member States, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway;
  • Candidates must have completed their studies and been awarded a full university degree by the closing date for applications;
  • Candidates must have a very good command of English (the language of day-to-day operations at ECDC); knowledge of additional EU languages is an asset.
  • Candidates can not have already benefited or benefit from any kind of traineeship or employment (formal or informal, paid or unpaid) within a European institution, agency or body, or delegation.

Trainees are expected to start the programme between April and August 2022.

 

Grant
The Centre pays a monthly grant per month and pays a travel allowance to compensate the expenses incurred at the beginning and at the end of the traineeship from the place of residence.

 

Deadline: 14 December 2021, (noon) CET.
 

Find out more here.