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Traineeships at the European Medicines Agency

EMA Traineeship Programme

Have you studied life sciences, medicine, law or even information technology? You have until 15 June to apply for the EMA traineeship programme, offering an in-depth understanding of the Agency and its role within the activities of the EU.

Who can apply


The trainee programme is aimed at university graduates and at people at the beginning of a new professional career. Successful candidates will typically have a background relating to the activities of the Agency, such as:

  • pharmacy
  • medicine
  • life sciences
  • healthcare
  • chemistry
  • information technology

The Agency also welcomes applications from qualified lawyers with an interest in pharmaceutical regulatory affairs and recently qualified candidates with an interest in human resources, budget and accounts. Candidates with a background in communications, public relations or the web can also apply, as well as people with a background in library and information science. 

Interested candidates should:

  • be nationals of an EU Member State, Iceland, Liechtenstein or Norway, or of a candidate country benefiting from a pre-accession strategy
  • possess a university degree or equivalent at the time of applying
  • have a good command of English and one or more other official EU languages

Duration of the traineeship and grant offered


Traineeships start in October and they usually last between six and twelve months. The Agency pays a maintenance grant of £1,350 net per month.


Application process


If you are interested in this traineeship opportunity, you can find more about the application form and the rules governing the traineeships on the traineeships webpage.

Published: Thu, 12/06/2014 - 16:53

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