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Due to Covid-19 restrictions currently in place in EU Member States, EPSO has made some changes to its operations.  New applicants and candidates of ongoing selection processes should to check their EPSO account and the EPSO website on a regular basis for the latest guidance.

The EU is looking for young law graduates

Are you a recent law graduate with a great skill set, ambitious drive and strong motivation? If this sounds like you, read on!

The scale and complexity of the challenges the EU is facing demand the best of us. Currently, we are looking for talented law graduates who are ready to take on a wide range of tasks in legal policy formulation, research and participation in international fora. We require significant levels of resourcefulness, resilience and mental agility, and in return, we provide a stimulating workplace and an opportunity for you to make a significantly positive impact on Europe and its citizens.

As a lawyer in the EU Institutions, you will provide legal advice, ensure the legality and the drafting quality of legal acts, conduct extensive legal research and analysis, and act as an agent of the institution concerned in judicial proceedings before the Court of Justice of the EU. You may also participate in inter-institutional negotiations for the adoption of EU legal acts, international fora meetings and communicate with legal advisers of foreign ministries and international organisations.


To apply for this position, you must be an EU citizen and know at least two official EU languages, at minimum C1 level (thorough knowledge): Language 1 (one of the 24 EU official languages) and Language 2 (English or French).
Additionally you should possess a level of education that corresponds to completed university studies of at least 4 years attested by a diploma in law, or be authorised to pursue professional activities as a lawyer in an EU Member State.

As an employer, the EU offers a community of expertise with a wide range of opportunities to broaden your learning, enhance your skills, and develop your career. Respect for cultural diversity and promotion of equal opportunities are founding principles of the EU. You can find out more about EPSO’s equal opportunities policy here:

For detailed information on the required qualifications and eligibility criteria, selection procedure and how to apply, please visit

The application period opens on 30 July and the deadline is 15 September 2020 at 12.00 (midday), Brussels time.
Reference: EPSO/AD/381/20