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Become a trainee in the EU's most dynamic and rapidly changing agency: Frontex

Want to gain work experience at an EU institution that has become one of the most recognisable EU agencies? Frontex is undergoing fundamental changes to provide even stronger support to Member States at the EU external borders. And you can be a part of this transformation.

In recent years we have become a key actor at the European level to address irregular migration and cross-border crime at the external borders. We are about to begin building the European Border and Coast Guard Standing Corps, an ambitious task that will set the path for Europe’s security for the years to come. 

We have expanded at a fast rate and filled our ranks with fresh skills and ideas, making Frontex EU’s most dynamic agency. That dynamism makes us one of the most exciting European Institutions for young people seeking work experience.

If you have completed your studies and are looking to put your knowledge to work in the service of the European project, do not miss this opportunity.

Paid Traineeships

Frontex offers up to 60 paid traineeships per year through the Blue Book Traineeship Programme. Don’t forget to indicate Frontex as your preferred option!

What is in it for you?

  • Paid five-month traineeship (currently EUR 1 185 per month) starting on either 1 March or 1 October
  • Hands-on experience in a unique dynamic and challenging environment
  • Multicultural and diverse working environment
  • Flexible working hours
  • Headquarters in the centre of Warsaw, a bustling city in the heart of Europe

What do we expect?

You are:

  • Highly motivated, committed, eager to learn and proactive
  • Open to working in a multicultural environment
  • Interested in Frontex and our working methods, and willing to contribute with a fresh point of view
  • A university graduate holding a EU Member State degree of at least three years of study (minimum a bachelor)
  • Have a very good knowledge (C level as per the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) of two EU official languages, one of which must be a procedural language: English or French or German. English is the working language of Frontex.

You have not:

The programme is managed for us by the Traineeships Office of the European Commission’s Directorate General for Education and Culture (DG.EAC).

To find out more about the application procedure, please see: Blue Book Traineeships and FAQs.

If you have further questions on the paid traineeship programme, please get in touch with us via the contact form

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