Traineeships and Study Placements

The Agency offers opportunities in all areas of the organisation both for:

You can find more information on the two programmes below.

These opportunities aim to give an understanding of the Agency and its role within the activities of the European Union.

Participants to the EASA GTP and EASA SPS will have the opportunity to receive professional work experience in a distinctly multinational and intellectually stimulating environment, while contributing to the Agency's mission of promoting the highest common standards of safety and environmental protection in civil aviation in Europe and worldwide.

Applicants for both opportunities must be nationals of one of the EASA Member States or of a country with observer status in the EASA Management Board (more info). In exceptional cases and when in the interest of the service, nationals of other third countries may be considered.

Successful candidates will usually have a background that is relevant to the activities of the Agency.

Typical examples include:

  • Civil aviation, Aeronautics, Engineering;
  • Qualified lawyers with an interest in aviation regulatory affairs;
  • Qualified candidates with an interest in Human Resources, Finance, Project management, Information technologies, Communications, Public Relations and International Relations.

EASA Graduate Traineeship Programme (GTP)

Who can apply

The EASA Graduate Traineeship Programme (GTP) is open to applicants who have completed the first cycle of a higher education course (at least three years of university education) and have obtained a full degree in the timeframe indicated on the traineeship notice.

More information on the requirements will be published in the traineeship notice itself.


12 months. The planned start date will be published in the traineeship notice.

Traineeship grant

The Agency pays a monthly grant plus a travel allowance for travel expenses incurred at the beginning and end of the traineeship. More information are available on the related traineeship rules. The amount of the grant will be published in the traineeship notice.

How to apply

We will publish soon a new call for traineeships starting in 2017.

Please note, we can only accept applications for the EASA Graduate Traineeship Programme (GTP) submitted via our eRecruitment tool (

Selection process

A list of eligible and suitable candidates will be established whose applications, and in particular, educational background, qualifications, competencies, motivations and preferences best suit the identified needs in accordance with the availability of places.

Prior to the final selection decision, shortlisted candidates will be contacted to check availability, suitability, linguistic knowledge and to discuss reciprocal expectations. Additional phases including test(s) and/or structured (video) interviews may be included in the process.

The applications of suitable candidates will be retained in a database accessible to EASA Departments to select trainees based on their eligibility and specific competencies and skills. Candidates may also be selected for a traineeship in a Department different from the one they have applied for.

The database remains valid until publication of next equivalent call.

Due to the expected large number of applications, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Therefore we invite you to follow the status of the call for expression of interest on the EASA website and on this page.

More info

Please read carefully the traineeship rules before applying.

Should you have any further question not covered by the information provided on our website, please send an email to traineeship_info [at] easa [dot] europa [dot] eu.

EASA Study Placement Scheme (SPS)

Who can apply

The EASA Study Placement Scheme (SPS) is mainly addressed to students who need to complete an internship as part of compulsory course at University or equivalent institution or need to write a final thesis.

EASA offers only a limited number of unpaid study placements based on internal needs and availability of resources. Due to the high number of applications, not all requests can be accommodated.

Please note, all expenses incurred during the study placement are to be covered by the student. No financial support is granted by the Agency.


From 6 weeks to 6 months, with a flexible start date proposed by the student and agreed with the Agency.

How to apply

For Study Placements, please send an email to traineeship_info [at] easa [dot] europa [dot] eu with subject “Application for unpaid study placement - Your surname - References of the Departments of your preference” and attach the following documents:

  • Application form for the EASA Study Placement Scheme - SPS (you can find it in our Download section), completed, dated and signed.
  • An official proof that you are required by your University to complete a mandatory internship or to write a final thesis.
  • Your updated CV.
  • A motivation letter briefly explaining why you are applying for a study placement and the reasons why you have given priority to the Department/s of your choice.

We strongly encourage to send your application well in advance of your proposed start date, in order to allow enough time for our administrative procedure as well as for you to get all necessary documentation to submit prior to your start date (including also e.g., a certificate confirming absence of criminal records both from your country of residence and from the country where you are presently residing).

Selection process

Your application will be forwarded to the relevant manager(s) to check if there are needs and resources to accommodate your request.

You will be contacted via email should further information are needed and to be notified about the outcome.

More info

Please read carefully the study placement rules before applying.

Should you have any further question not covered by the information provided on our website, please send an email to traineeship_info [at] easa [dot] europa [dot] eu.


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