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The European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE) Traineeships – Gender Equality (Research & Policy Support Unit).

Application Deadline: 8 April 2024. 

The European Institute for Gender Equality announces traineeship opportunities lasting six months2 for graduates who are either nationals of an EU Member State or an EFTA country or an IPA qualifying country3. The traineeships are based at the Agency’s premises in Vilnius, Lithuania.

EIGE is a decentralised agency of the European Union (EU) entrusted with specific objectives envisaged to contribute to, and strengthen, the promotion of gender equality.

It collects and analyses comparable and reliable information at EU level and develops appropriate methodological tools for the integration of gender equality into all EU policies. It fosters the exchange of good practices and dialogue between stakeholders and raises awareness on gender equality. It also provides technical assistance to EU institutions, in particular the European Commission and the authorities of the Member States.

In the course of its work to promote and strengthen gender equality, it supports policy makers with high quality data relevant to their work.

The traineeships aim principally to:

  • provide on the job training experience in key areas of the EIGE’s work;
  • extend and apply knowledge acquired in the course of studies or working life; 
  • provide practical working knowledge of EU agencies and institutions;
  • enable trainees to acquire work experience in an EU agency context.

The Agency is an equal opportunity employer and accepts applications without distinction on any grounds of gender, race, colour, ethnic or social origin, genetic features, language religion or belief, political (or any other) opinion, gender identity, membership of a national minority, property, birth, disability, age or sexual orientation.

Application procedure

There are two stages:

Stage 1 – Online registration

Candidates must submit their application electronically using EIGE’s application form to by not later than 13:30 Eastern European Time (EET) on 8 April 2024. The subject title should include the name of the candidate and the reference number of the traineeship.

Candidates are requested to send their completed application in English, the working language of the Institute. All parts of the application form must be completed in full. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Stage 2 – Supplementary documentation (applicable only to candidates selected to start a traineeship)

Should a candidate be selected to start a traineeship, in order for the application to be considered complete, she/he must provide copies of all the supporting documents – e.g. proof of nationality, diplomas, academic qualifications, employment certificates as applicable, insurance policy for sickness and accident during the period of the traineeship, medical certificate indicating work fitness, etc. – needed to prove that they satisfy all admission conditions.

Candidates must be prepared to submit proof of their qualifications upon request. All documentary evidence of any professional experience must indicate start and end dates for previous positions and the start date and continuity for the current position held.

Candidates will be eliminated if:

  • their application is received after 13:30, EET on 8 April 2024. 
  • they do not use and duly complete the official application form provided by EIGE. they do not meet the general conditions described in the pre-requisites section.

More Info: European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE) Traineeships – Gender Equality



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