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European Union 2020 paid Traineeship in EU Delegations worldwide for young graduates

The European Union (EU) has a long tradition of offering traineeship opportunities in EU Delegations around the world.

Traineeships are essentially established for the benefit of students and young graduates. It is an educational project that does not foresee any contractual or employment relationship with the Delegation.

Based on the Decision ADMIN(2017)28 of 22.12.2017 on the Rules related to Traineeships in the Delegations of the European Union and the Decision ADMIN(2019)30 COR 1 of 12 December 2019, traineeships are offered under four different pillars:

  1. Fundedtraineeship for young graduates with less than one year of professional experience;
  2. Unfunded compulsory traineeship for students already residing and studying in the host country;
  3. Traineeship for students of national administration schools of Member States;
  4. Traineeship for trainee civil servants of an administration in a Member State as part of their compulsory professional training.

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The EEAS is the European Union's diplomatic service. It helps the EU's foreign affairs chief – the High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy – carry out the Union's Common Foreign and Security Policy. A key aspect of the work of the EEAS is its ability to work closely with the foreign and defence ministries of the member states of the EU and the other EU institutions such as the European Commission, Council and Parliament. It also has a strong working relationship with the United Nations and other International Organisations.  Based in Bruss... read more


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EU Paid Traineeship


Aim and Benefits of EU Paid Traineeship

Traineeship in EU Delegations should have the following main objectives:

  1. To provide trainees with a unique experience about the daily work of an EU Delegation while learning about the representation of the EU interests and values outside of the EU;
  2. To offer trainees the possibility of discovering directly the multicultural, multilingual and multi-ethnic working environment of a Delegation;
  3. To offer trainees the possibility of applying the knowledge acquired during their studies or their early professional life;
  4. To create a group of young people with direct experience in the work of the EU outside of its borders and who could become future collaborators of the EEAS or other EU Institutions.

Requirements for EU Paid Traineeship Qualification

Nationality

Depending on a specific pillar, traineeships in EU Delegations are open to:

  1. citizens from Member States of the EU
  2. citizens from candidate countries which signed an accession agreement with the EU
  3. citizens  from the host country

Diploma

  1. For funded traineeships, applicants must have graduated from a university or equivalent higher-education establishment with at least a Bachelor’s level
  2. For unfunded compulsory traineeships, applicants shall be 3rd ,4th or 5th year students of  a University or another higher-education establishment.

Languages

In order for the trainee to fully benefit from the traineeship and to be able to follow meetings and perform adequately, candidates must have the capacity to speak in the working language of the EU Delegation. Knowledge of the official language of the host country would be an asset.

NB: Please note that applications will not be accepted from candidates who have already benefited from any kind of training (paid or unpaid) or employment for more than 6 weeks within an EU institution, body, agency or office.

The selection process is managed at Delegation’s level.: Detailed information about the eligibility criteria and the selection process


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Documents Required for Application

Documents to be provided by the selected candidates -

  1. Diploma
  2. Language certificates
  3. Extract from the "judicial record"
  4. Passport/ID card
  5. Insurance certificate
  6. Medical certificate
  7. Proof of financing (if applicable)


Application Deadline

Not Specified


How to Apply

To apply to EU Delegation to Singapore click here

To apply to Rwanda click here

To apply to the Republic of Mauritius and to the Republic of Seychelles- Political, Press and Information Section click here

To apply to Senegal Click here 

To apply to Burkina Faso Click here

For more details, visit EU website



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