European Food Safety Authority

The European Food Safety Authority offers all year round periods of in-service training, which enables trainees to put into practice the knowledge they have acquired during their academic studies or professional careers in the areas of science, communication or administration.

The traineeships take place within the fields of activity of the European Food Safety Authority. Aplicants are thus kindly invited to consult [ ]EFSA organigram to identify the organisation area they may be interested in.



– The traineeship is open to citizens of EU Member States and acceding countries who have completed the first cycle of a higher education course and obtained a full degree or its equivalent by the date of the application.

– Traineeships are offered for a minimum of six up to a maximum of twelve months.

– Trainees will be awarded a grant of € 1.071,19 per month.

– Applicants are kindly invited to read carefully the [ ]EFSA Executive Director’s decision on the acceptance of trainees for an in-service training.



Candidates should complete and sign the EFSA in-service training [ ]application form and send it, in pdf format or equivalent, to the following e-mail address: [ ]

Every application will be added to a database of eligible candidates which will be used by the Authority in order to select the trainee applications which better suit EFSA’s needs. Every application will have validity of one year from the date of its submission. Successful candidates will be contacted to agree on the starting date and will receive a placement offer signed by the Executive Director


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The programme will be added to the Eurodesk database.