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Job Vacancies : 15 September 2020

Traineeships with the Directorate General Legal Services’ team at the European Central Bank

Traineeships with the Directorate General Legal Services’ team at the European Central Bank

The European Central Bank (ECB) is looking for trainees to join the Institutional Law Division, the Financial Law Division, the Supervisory Law Division and the Data Protection Office (DPO).

Closing date for applications is Monday, 12 October 2020.

Your Role 

Trainees will be part of the Directorate General Legal Services’ team who provide vital support services and legal advice to a number of divisions within the ECB. This team are also working on a number of far–reaching legal issues relating to monetary policy, financial market infrastructure, banking supervision and institutional matters, while also participating in ongoing discussions with other European and international stakeholders on a wide range of regulatory issues.

The traineeship will last between three and twelve months in total with an expected start date in 2021. A trainee grant plus accommodation allowance is provided.

Depending on the development of the coronavirus (COVID–19) pandemic, the traineeship may take place wholly or partly through teleworking.

Qualifications, experience and skills

Essential: 

  • a master’s degree or higher in law, preferably obtained in an EU Member State (for details on degree equivalences, read more);
  • an awareness of and interest in the role and functioning of the ECB, European System of Central Banks and European banking supervision;
  • an advanced (C1) command of English and an intermediate (B1) command of at least one other official language of the EU, according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, read more.

Desired:

  • a specialisation, work or research experience, publications or a master’s or doctoral thesis in fields of law directly relevant to the work of at least one of the three divisions mentioned above or the DPO;
  • a sound knowledge of EU law, for instance institutional and administrative law, contract and procurement law, financial law, supervisory or data protection law, or other fields of law directly relevant to the work of at least one of the three divisions or the DPO;
  • a working knowledge of French and/or German.

For further information, and to view the application process, read more on the ECB website.