The European Railway Agency, based in Valenciennes, France, has reiterated its call for traineeship applications.

The call is open to nationals of the Member States of the European Union, of an Acceding country or of a country from the European Economic Area. However, a limited number of nationals of non-Member States are also accepted according to available resources and in accordance with the operational priorities of ERA.

The programme aims to give trainees an understanding of the Agency and its role within the activities of the European Union, enables them to acquire practical knowledge in one of the ERA ’s fields of activity and to obtain professional experience in the course of their work.

The traineeships are organised twice a year, each for a period of 3 to 5 months, beginning in March and October. However, other durations may be possible in exceptional and duly justified cases.

For the budgetary year 2011, the Agency offers a monthly grant of 1,087.40 € .
The deadline for applications for the session starting in October is set on the 30th of April 2011.

For more information on the application procedure see:
http://www.era.europa.eu/The-Agency/Jobs/Pages/Traineeship.aspx