Delegação da União Europeia no Brasil 

Call for European Union Traineeship 2nd Semester 2018 - Unpaid compulsory traineeship - Deadline for applications extended to 3 July

22/05/2018 - 09:38
Traineeships in Delegations

The deadline for the receipt of applications is 15th June 2018

The Delegation of the European Union to Brazil invites Brazilian and European students to apply for traineeships for the 2nd semester of 2018. These are unpaid compulsory traineeships for a period of minimum 3 months and maximum 6 months.

The traineeships are addressed to young university students with a genuine interest in the work of the European Union and especially the relations between the EU and Brazil. At the end of the internship, the student will have gained a substantial insight into the European Union´s objectives in Brazil.

The programme is open to:

Brazilian and European nationals enrolled in a Brazilian university that includes a compulsory internship as part of their studies.

The aim is to provide the interns with work experience in the different sections of the Delegation

1. Political, Press and Communication: DELEGATION-BRAZIL-POLITICAL@EEAS.EUROPA.EU;



4. Foreign Policy Instruments (FPI);

5. Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) DELEGATION-BRAZIL-SCIENCE@EEAS.EUROPA.EU;

6. Information Society and Digital Market (DIGITAL) DELEGATION-BRAZIL-DIGITAL@EEAS.EUROPA.EU;

(the full descriptions of tasks per section are below)


Please note that:

  • The traineeship is unpaid and no travel or subsistence allowance is granted;
  • The trainee must have adequate sickness and accident insurance;
  • The traineeship is for Brazilian citizens, nationals from the EU Member States or pre-accession States;
  • The traineeship is for students enrolled in the 3rd, 4th or 5th University year;
  • The traineeship program is for students undertaking a compulsory traineeship within the framework of their studies;
  • The traineeship is for students who are already residing in the host country;
  • The trainee must have no professional experience and no previous experience of more than six weeks in the EU Institutions.
  • It is requested that the trainee provides a letter of recommendation from the educational establishment they are attending, attesting they are enrolled in a program with a mandatory traineeship.

Interested candidates should apply by submitting the following documents electronically to DELEGATION-BRAZIL-TRAINEESHIP@EEAS.EUROPA.EU - in either Microsoft Word (.doc) or Acrobat (.pdf) format - and the email address of the section the candidate is applying to (see above):

  • Copy of CV;
  • Motivation letter;
  • University letter requesting a compulsory traineeship;
  • Language certificates;
  • Medical certificate stating that s/he is fit for work ( a certificate written by a general practitioner is sufficient);
  • Copy of ID card and for foreign students in Brazil, a copy of their passport and visa covering the period of their studies in Brazil and the period of the traineeship.


Traineeship agreement:

  • A traineeship agreement will be signed by the trainee, the sending university/ institution and his/her supervisor at the EU Delegation before the start date of the traineeship. The trainee will have to declare that there is no real or potential conflict of interest.
  • All the documents required (such as CV, copy of diploma, language certificates, extract from the "judicial records", recommendation letter, traineeship agreement, proof of medical certificate stating that he/she is fit for work, Passport/ID and proof of financing  (if financed by other institution) must be received and approved before the signature of the traineeship agreement.

Selection process:

  • Applications will be screened and pre-selected candidates contacted for an interview.
  • The EU Delegation organises all its selection process in a fair, transparent and non-discriminatory way.

The traineeship will be offered to the successful candidate after having gone through the selection process and prior approval from Headquarters.

Receipt of applications will be acknowledged, but we regret that due to the volume of applications, only those applications short-listed will be contacted. If candidates do not hear from the EU Delegation four weeks after the deadline, they can consider they have not been selected.

Please make sure that the application form is completed correctly. Applications that do not meet the eligibility criteria or are incorrect will be rejected.


Deadline for applications extended to 3 July


  • Assist in organising events and seminars for the Trade and Economic Affairs section of the EU Delegation.
  • Collate information on the EU policies and regulation with relevance to Brazil for dissemination to interested parties.
  • Conduct research on trade issue relating to Brazil and the neighbouring region and produce concise reports and minutes for internal use.
  • Assist in compilation of statistics for use in reports and briefs.
  • Assist in receiving incoming missions and preparing briefings for visitors.
  • Assist in dealing with external enquires on EU regulations and policies.


  • Contribute to the cooperation section´s implementation of effective visibility and communication activities, namely through the dissemination of results and good practices of EU funded projects and programmes.
  • Help draft and publish visibility and communication material for the Delegation´s webpage and other social media.
  • Contribute to the organization and participate in the Cooperation Section's events and activities.
  • Maintain close contacts with the Delegation's other sections in the area of Press and Communication.
  • Assist in the organization of a data bank of communication and visibility materials such as photographs, videos, briefings and press releases.
  • Perform other tasks regarding the activities of the Development Cooperation Sector in support to EU development policies in Brazil and possibly also in Argentina, Chile, Uruguay and Venezuela, as requested by the Head of Sector.

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  • Support the organization of the events planned by FPI Regional Team and incoming missions.
  • Assist in drafting communication documents (speeches, press releases, papers and briefings) and contribute to the effective visibility and communication activities of the Regional Team.
  • Attend meetings as note- taker and prepare the relevant reports.
  • Support the project managers in their daily work of management of the bilateral and regional projects.
  • Perform other tasks regarding the activities of the Regional Team, as requested by the Head of Section.


  • Give suggestions for the Delegation's website about the STI sector activities and relevant themes.
  • Perform studies or surveys; analyze and present results.
  • Write internal communications and support the translation of documents.
  • Assist in planning and coordinating events or meetings, also giving general support and helping the preparation of slide presentations.
  • Provide regular updates of STI news from media and newsletters and contribute to monthly reports.
  • Accompany as observer the section´s staff to meetings, give input and ideas and write minutes.
  • Assist in the creation of support materials, such as charts, graphs, or other visuals.


  • Support the planning and organization of the events as well as other outreach and communication activities (news, social media, webpages) of the Information Society Section.
  • Contribute to fact-finding about policies, programs and market developments in Brazil related to Information Society and Digital Market.
  • Assist in the collection and organization of an electronic archive/repository of digital documents (including photographs, videos, briefings and press releases) about relevant activities involving the section.
  • Accompany as observer the section´s staff to meetings, give input and ideas and write minutes.
  • Assist in the creation of support materials, such as charts, graphs, or other visuals. 
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