Traineeship for Lithuanian translator


General Information

Type of contract Traineeship

Who can apply? EU nationals eligible for our traineeship programme

Grant The trainee grant is €1,170 per month plus an accommodation allowance (see further information section)

Working time Full time

Place of work Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Closing date 17.03.2023

Your team

You will be part of the Language Services Division in the Directorate General Communications. We provide translation, editing, proofreading, and language technology and terminology services in all EU languages, as well as offering advice on linguistic matters. Our work covers a wide range of texts for expert audiences and the general public, and includes translating multilingual content for our website aimed at making the ECB’s work accessible to non-expert readers.

In your role as a trainee Lithuanian Translator, you will be part of one of the Division’s three multilingual sections.

We are responsible for communicating the ECB’s messages to over 300 million Europeans who do not have English as their native language. You will be the ECB’s voice in Lithuanian and will work closely with translators, language technologists and language services process administrators, as well as experts from other ECB business areas.

The ECB is an inclusive employer and we strive to reflect the diversity of the population we serve. We encourage you to apply irrespective of age, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, race, religious beliefs, sexual orientation or other characteristics.

Your role

As a trainee Lithuanian Translator you will:
  • translate (non-legal) texts from English into Lithuanian;
  • revise and proofread texts in Lithuanian;
  • help to identify, extract and compile terminology, particularly in the fields of economics and finance;
  • align previously translated documents so they can be added to the translation memory databases.

The position offers you excellent opportunities to use state-of-the-art language technology tools in your daily work and to gain insight into language services activities in an EU institution. You will be part of a multicultural team that strives for continuous innovation to make a positive impact on the lives of European citizens. 

Qualifications, experience and skills


  • a master’s degree (or being close to completing a master’s degree) in modern languages or translation, or a master’s degree in any other field combined with postgraduate studies in translation;
  • completed university courses in translation from English into Lithuanian and/or experience in English into Lithuanian translation;
  • familiarity with computer-assisted translation tools;
  • an interest in financial and economic affairs;
  • an intermediate (B1) command of another official EU language.

You are curious and eager to learn, and want to further develop your ability to analyse complex information. You are keen to collaborate with others, pursue team goals and learn from other people’s diverse perspectives. You strive to know and anticipate stakeholder needs, and will signal any need for change and propose alternative solutions.

You are motivated to contribute to the ECB’s mission, to serve the citizens of the EU as a member of a public institution and to work with colleagues from all over Europe. You are keen to be part of our team and to use your skills and competencies to achieve the aims of this position.

Further information

Initial traineeship of three months, with a possible extension to up to 12 months in total subject to performance and budget. The traineeship is expected to start in 2023.

Other details on the conditions applicable to traineeships at the ECB can be found on our website.

Applicants who have attended university courses in translation from English into Lithuanian are encouraged to provide a list of such courses with the corresponding grades, and/or a letter of recommendation from a relevant supervisor or faculty member (the documents should be in English or Lithuanian).

For additional information on this specific vacancy, you can speak to Marcello Di Pietro on +4916090131824. Please send a text message in advance if you wish to schedule a call.

Application and selection process

Further information on how to apply is available on our website.

The recruitment process for this position will include a remote written exercise in the pre-selection phase and – if you are invited to participate in the subsequent selection phase – an online interview.

If you are not selected for this position but are still considered suitable, you will be placed on a reserve list for 12 months from the closing date for applications, from which you might be considered for other positions within the ECB.