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Career opportunities for interpreters with the European Institutions

Welcome to the interpreter selection pages of the European Union Institutions.


The European Parliament, the European Commission, and the Court of Justice of the European Union each have an interpretation service but recruitment of staff interpreters and selection of freelance interpreters is carried out jointly.

If you are interested in joining the staff of one of the institutions as an interpreter, you should visit the website of the European Personnel Selection Office, which organises open competitions for recruitment to all institutions of the European Union.

If you wish to work for the European Institutions as a freelance interpreter, you must first pass an inter-institutional accreditation test. If you pass the test your name and contact details will be entered into the joint EU database of accredited freelance interpreters.

If you wish to know more about interpreting in the institutions, please visit the websites of the European Parliament’s Directorate-General for Logistics and Interpretation for Conferences (DG LINC), The European Commission’s Directorate General for Interpretation (SCIC), and the Court of Justice of the European Union’s Interpretation Directorate.