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The European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) Trainee Scheme 2024

Application Deadline: June 17, 2024

Applications are now open for the 2024 European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) Trainee Scheme.

The European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) provides independent, evidence-based advice to policymakers, to help ensure full respect for fundamental rights across the EU, for everyone. To this end, the Agency collects and analyses information and data on a range of fundamental rights issues, provides assistance and expertise to EU Institutions and to EU Member States’ governments, raises rights awareness, communicates its findings and strengthens cooperation and ties between fundamental rights actors.

Traineeships at FRA

The traineeship is offered to recent university graduates (at least one month before starting the traineeship) and persons who would benefit from initial work experience, without excluding those who have recently obtained a university diploma or are at the beginning of a new professional career. To be eligible for a traineeship, you must also have completed your most recent studies no more than three years prior to the deadline for applications.


·Corporate Services (CS) 

o    Human Resources Sector

o    Digital Services and Facilities Sector

o    Finance and Contracting Sector

o    EU Agencies Network Coordination

·Justice, Digital and Migration (JDM)

o  Justice and Security Sector 

o  Data and Digital Sector

o Migration & Asylum Sector

·Equality, Roma and Social Rights (ERSR) 

o  Anti-Racism and Non-Discrimination Sector

o  Roma Inclusion Sector

o Social Rights Sector

·Communications and Events (COMMS) 

o   Communicating Rights – Media & Events Sector 

o  Web, Publishing & Promotions Sector

·Institutional Cooperation and Networks (INST) 

o  Human Rights Structures and Mechanisms Sector

o  Policy Analysis and Stakeholder Cooperation Sector

·Data Protection Office (DPO) 

·Director’s Office (DIR)

Eligibility Requirements

  • Be a national of one of the Member States of the European Union (27), EEA countries (3) or EU candidate countries (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Moldova, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia, Turkey, and Ukraine) or potential candidate countries (Georgia and Kosovo*);
  •          Have a very good knowledge of English, the working language of FRA (B2);
  •          Have completed university studies (obtained a degree diploma) by one month prior to the start date of the traineeship (i.e. no later than 1 September 2024) and no more than 3 years prior to the closing date for applications.

(N.B. In accordance with the Rules governing the traineeship programme at FRA, candidates of Roma background must have completed either post-secondary education attested by a diploma or have completed secondary education and have obtained at least 2 years of relevant professional experience.)

How to apply?

Please complete your application in English. Only applications received via the FRA e-recruitment platform will be accepted. It is not possible to submit an application by email.  

The deadline for applications is 17/06/2024, 13:00 (CET).

In your application, you must specify which unit and sector you are applying for. You can indicate only one entity. Candidates applying for more than one area will be automatically rejected.

Applications that do not meet the eligibility criteria or that are incorrectly submitted will be excluded as ineligible.

More Info: European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) Trainee Scheme



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