We are a specialist provider of risk finance to benefit small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) across Europe, part of the EIB Group. Our shareholders are the European Investment Bank (EIB), the European Union, represented by the European Commission, and a wide range of public and private banks and financial institutions.
We carry out our activities using either our own resources or those provided by the European Investment Bank, the European Commission, by EU Member States or other third parties. By developing and offering targeted financial products to our intermediaries, such as banks, guarantee and leasing companies, micro-credit providers and private equity funds, we enhance SMEs access to finance.
Duration: five (5) months & Starting date: envisaged 1st March 2024
You will be part of the General Secretariat 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 EU 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, in light of new regulatory developments, the Common Provisions Regulation 1060/2021 (CPR) applicable to EU Structural Funds for the Programming Period 2021-2027, and addressing procurement requests, including review of contractual documentation.
The traineeship shall materialize in working on legal questions relating to EU Structural Funds, State aid and public procurement issues and the subsequent dissemination of such deliverables within the Division.
You will be:
Under the guidance of the Head of Unit and/or other members of the General Legal Affairs Unit, you shall:
Deadline for applications: Wednesday, 24th January 2024
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 Recruitment@eif.org 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.
Candidates are informed that pre-employment integrity screening is an integral part of the EIF recruitment process.
* Due to high volume of applications, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.