JOB VACANCY! Trainee – General Legal Affairs Unit (GLA)! Apply Now!

Location- LU – Luxembourg

Full/Part Time

The European Investment Fund (EIF) is seeking to recruit a Trainee for its General Secretariat (GS), Corporate and Institutional Affairs Department (CIA), Institutional Affairs Division, General Legal Affairs Unit (GLA),at its headquarters in Luxembourg.

Duration: five (5) months & Starting date: envisaged 15th September 2023

Specific Post Environment:

You will be part of the General Secretariat’s Corporate and Institutional Affairs Department and will work within the Institutional Affairs Division’s General Affairs Unit (GLA) in charge of EIF’s institutional legal matters: EU regulatory matters, corporate matters, implementation of structural funds’ mandates, State aid, inter-institutional relations and related internal policies.

The specific project linked to this traineeship is the review of the EU State aid requirements applicable to EIF mandates, the Common Provisions Regulation 1060/2021 (CPR) for the Programming Period 2021-2027 and addressing procurement requests.

The traineeship shall materialize in working on legal questions relating to CPR, State aid and public procurement issues and the subsequent dissemination of such deliverables within the Division.

Overall objectives:

You will be: 

  • Working on the revised State aid regulatory framework (mainly General Block Exemption Regulation – GBER 651/2014 and De minimis Regulation 1407/2013);
  • Working on the legislative framework concerning the EU Multiannual Framework for the budgetary period 2021-2027 (MFF 2021-2027);
  • Furthering knowledge of existing EU law, in particular: rules concerning EU Structural Funds, EU State aid legislation (GBER and De minimis Regulation), public procurement (Directive 2014/24);
  • Familiarizing with the work of an in-house legal function operating in the context of EIF’s mandates and addressing various EU regulatory queries.


Under the guidance of a Senior Officer, you shall:

  • Contribute to the legal research and the review and drafting of documents under the Division’s remit on the MFF 2021-2027 documentation; drafting legal memos and internal presentations on the CPR and State aid, as appropriate;
  • Address specific legal queries from other departments on EU Structural Funds, State aid and public procurement;
  • Research and analysis of other legal issues relevant to the EIF GS/CIA/IA/GLA.

Expected outcomes:

  • Review of the State aid legislative proposals and amendments relevant to EIF;
  • Analysis of the CPR contractual documentation for MFF 2021-2027 and public procurement requests;
  • Compile research results and prepare memoranda on legal matters relevant to the GLA Unit;
  • Become familiar with the tasks of an in-house corporate legal team within an EU body. 


  • University degree in the legal field (preferably at Master level);
  • Basic knowledge of general EU law;
  • Preferably some technical knowledge on Common Provisions Regulation (1060/2021), EU state aid rules (GBER and De minimis Regulation), Directive 2014/24 on public procurement;
  • Understanding of EIF’s general mission and activities as per its Statutes;
  • Prior experience (traineeship) in a law firm, in-house legal service of a financial institution would be a plus.


  • Excellent drafting and analysis skills;
  • Fluency in English; knowledge of further EU languages is considered an asset; 
  • Good interpersonal skills;
  • Ability to work productively;
  • Initiative, capability to work autonomously under given objectives and organise own work effectively even under time pressure.

Deadline for applications: 9th August 2023

We are an equal opportunities employer, who believes that diversity is good for our people and our business. We encourage all suitably qualified and eligible candidates to apply regardless of their gender identity/expression, age, racial, ethnic and cultural background, religion and beliefs, sexual orientation/identity, disability or neurodiversity.

Applicants with specific needs are encouraged to request reasonable accommodations at any stage during the recruitment process. Please contact the EIF Recruitment team [email protected] who will ensure that your request is handled.

By applying for this position you acknowledge the importance of maintaining the security and integrity of the Information of the EIB Group. In case of selection for the position you agree to comply with all measures (policies, controls, document classification and management) implemented by the EIB Group to prevent unauthorized disclosure of any information or any damage to the EIB Group reputation.

* Due to high volume of applications, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

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