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Traineeships - EFSA

15/05/2023 - 23:59 (Brussels time)
Parma (Italy)

EFSA Traineeship Programme offers you a unique opportunity to join a team of professionals from all over the world working together in an international and multicultural environment on Science, Safe Food and Sustainability projects at the heart of European Food Safety Authority activities.  

We are looking forward to welcoming motivated young talents from different academic and professional backgrounds (scientists, communication and legal professionals, IT experts, etc.). 

At EFSA, your ideas, skills and knowledge will be put at the centre of a collaborative working environment and allow you to have an impact and influence food safety of millions of citizens.

Eligibility criteria

  • Have already obtained a university degree of at least 3 years by the closing date of application; 
  • Have a good knowledge of English (minimum level: B2 according to CEFR); 
  • Have never been an EFSA trainee or employed by EFSA in any capacity, receiving any sort of remuneration; 
  • Meet the character requirements needed for the duties involved (e.g. a sworn affidavit to the effect that you have no criminal record).

Selection criteria:

   Knowledge of/ or experience in an area relating to the activities of EFSA. 


  • Work with others: work confidently within a group and contribute to achieving common goals; understand own role and how it supports the team and the organisation; be able to cooperate, listen actively, manage conflicts and motivate colleagues.  
  • Plan and measure for results: set ambitious goals and create plans to achieve them. 
  • Manage projects: ability to manage time, resources, and information in an effective manner to meet expected project results.
  • Demonstrate political savvy and strategic agility: ability to look beyond the current situation and visualise  what the future can bring, able to think in a creative and innovative way.
  • Communication in English: ability to effectively communicate in English. 

Duration: 12 months

Paid: Yes, grant of 1,463 € per month.