EIB Trainee - Projects Directorate - Mobility Department - Strategic Roads Division (Entity: EIB - Job) at European Investment Bank

The EIB, the European Union's bank, is seeking for its Projects Directorate - Mobility Department - Strategic Roads Division
at its headquarters in Luxembourg:


Duration: 5 months (fixed start date: 01st March 2020)
(With possible extension up to 6 months if required by University)
Please note that, as marked on our Webpage, only applications from nationals of the Member States of the European Union, as well as citizens from countries with which EU accession negotiations have started, can be considered (Turkey, Serbia and Montenegro).
Please note that you are requested to limit your applications to a maximum of three traineeship publications. We will only consider and retain the first three applications submitted.

Objective of the traineeship

The overall objective of the internship is to provide a young person with an opportunity for gaining hands-on experience in the social aspects of EIB's transport projects by assisting and supporting the MOBILITY Department's Social Specialist in ensuring the consistent application of EIB's social policies and procedures, in particular proper implementation of the risk based social supervision of transport projects in accordance with the EIB’s Environmental and Social Handbook.
EIB has specific standards and related practices in respect of the impacts of projects financed by the Bank on affected people and their host communities. These requirements are described in the EIB Statement of Environmental and Social Principles and Standards, EIB Environmental and Social Handbook, and further informed by the Sourcebook of EU Social Law.
Underpinning the social approach of the Bank is a concern for the human rights of people directly and indirectly affected by the projects it finances in the broader context of promoting the goals of environmentally and socially sustainable development.


Under the supervision of the MOBILITY Department's Social Specialist, you will assist in the following tasks:

  • checking project social documents in the department's project portfolio and reduce the backlog of their GED storage and external publication;
  • developing standard Terms of Reference (TOR) for Technical Assistance consultancy services to provide support to Promoters receiving EIB financing; and
  • developing tools to ensure consistency among the pool of externally recruited social consultants.

You will also assist the MOBILITY in other tasks, including the (ex-post) review of PJ documents, such as appraisal reports, ESDS, PPR, PMRs and completion reports, etc.

Academic qualifications and professional skills

  • Final year of studies or Master’s degree in an appropriate field, such as Environmental Engineering, Sociology, Anthropology, development studies, political studies, or Human Rights;
  • Familiarity with the work of International Financial Institution (IFIs)/Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs), in particular environmental and social standards, would be an advantage;
  • Excellent knowledge of standard Microsoft Office tools (Word, Excel, PowerPoint);
  • Excellent command of written and oral English and French. Knowledge of other EU languages being an advantage.


  • Achievement Drive: continually keeps an eye on performance, focusing on improving it, showing drive and determination to meet short and long-term goals.
  • Change Orientation: Adapts to differences and changes in the environment; takes a flexible approach to reach outcomes.
  • Collaboration: Works cooperatively as part of a team; works collaboratively with peers across organisational boundaries based on a genuine interest in and an accurate understanding of others and their individual perspectives and concerns.
  • Organisational Commitment: Is willing to commit to an organisation whose mission is to support Europe and is open to diversity, and to align her/his own behavior with the organisation’s needs and intrinsic values, acting with integrity in ways that promote the organisation’s mission, policies and rules.

We are an equal opportunity employer, who believes that diversity is good for our people and our business. As such, we promote the inclusion of suitably qualified and experienced staff without regard to their gender, age, racial or ethnic origin, religion or beliefs, sexual orientation/identity, or disability (**).
(**) We particularly welcome applications from persons with disabilities.

Your application may be used for another campaign.

Please note that deadline for application is on the 03rd November 2019.
More information on our EIB Traineeship Programme and Provisions for In-service training can be consulted on our EIB website;https://www.eib.org/en/about/careers/categories/traineeship-and-graduate.htm