Career Opportunities

Job and Internship Opportunities in EU Institutions

EU Careers UCC is on Facebook

This is the official page for the promotion of EU Careers within UCC. For more information, contact your UCC EU Careers Ambassador at Keep an eye on this page for updates on job opportunities within the EU.

The European Personnel Selection Office (EPSO)

EPSO organises 'open competitions' (tests and assessments) to select personnel for permanent and non-permanent positions in the European Union. The EPSO website offers advice about the selection process and preparation for these competitions. Competitions are held annually for administrators, linguists, interpreters, translators, secretaries and other staff categories. 

EPSO recruits staff for EU INSTITUTIONS:

Selection procedures and types of contract are usually the same for all of the above.


Department of the Taoiseach

Information regarding Jobs in the EU

Irish Department of Foreign Affairs

For information regarding opportunities in EU institutions, contact


EU Institutions offer traineeships to University graduates. Several institutions also take on trainees (stagiaires) for five to six months. The Institutions organise the selection of stagiaires (not EPSO).

See more at the Department of the Taoiseach website:


The European Movement Ireland

This is a great website offering invaluable advice:

See the EMI’s latest ‘Green Book’ under ‘Publications’. This provides useful advice for those currently living and working in Brussels and also guides those, eager to find an internship, through the various opportunities and application processes.

The following websites are also useful in this regard:

You could also register with and sign up for email notifications.

The European External Action Service (EEAS) offer a High Level Traineeship Programme in the Delegations of the EU for Junior Professionals in the Delegation (JPD). See:

National and International Exchange and Cooperation Programmes

Léargas: the National Agency in Ireland for the management of national and international exchange and cooperation programmes in education, youth and community work, and vocational education and training.

Careers in Translation and Interpreting

Irish Translators & Interpreters’ Association:


European Masters in Conference Interpreting website

Information on conference interpreting training at advanced (postgraduate) level provided by a consortium of European universities in collaboration with the European Commission and the European Parliament.

You will find information on the core curriculum, admissions procedures, staff exchanges, student visits to European institutions and partner universities.

European Studies Programme

School of History, University College Cork, Ireland