The European Union Delegation to Egypt


06/08/2019 - 09:41
Traineeships in Delegations

The deadline for submitting applications is 01 September 2019

Are you a young graduate interested in international relations? Are you curious to learn more about work of a diplomatic mission and how the EU Delegation represents EU interests and values in Egypt.

What we offer?

A traineeship of up to 6 months within the Political Section (Foreign Affairs) of the EU Delegation to Egypt, starting mid October 2019.

Main tasks:

  • Monitoring, researching and composing in-depth political analysis of important foreign policy issues pertaining to Egypt.
  • Drafting political reports on the latest regional and international affairs concerning Egypt and the League of Arab States.
  • Assisting in preparation of high-level visits from EU Headquarters, including input to briefings and agenda.
  • Communicating with partners and participating in conferences to broaden knowledge and understanding of key issues.
  • Organizing, partaking in, and producing minutes of meetings related to foreign policy at the EU Delegation.

Qualification or special requirements:

  • Strong background in political science, international relations (or a related area), as well as in the Middle East and North Africa region. 
  • Preferably specific knowledge of Egypt's current domestic, regional, and foreign policy issues.
  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of Arabic would be an important advantage in widening the scope of the tasks assigned to the Trainee.
  • Ability to work quickly and efficiently to produce insightful and timely reports.
  • Good interpersonal skills to be able to build and maintain contacts with relevant partners.

How to apply?

Please send the following documents to the e-mail address:

Please mention in the subject of your e-mail: Funded Traineeship - Foreign Affairs 

Important information

Before applying you are requested to examine the dedicated website as well as the general eligibility criteria for a paid traineeship (Article 8 of the Decision ADMIN(2017)28 – Paid traineeship)

Each selected trainee will receive a monthly grant to cover living expenses. All costs related to travel inside the country of residence, visa, insurance, accommodation must be borne by the trainee.

Applications from non-eligible candidates will not be considered. After the evaluation of all applications, shortlisted candidates will be contacted and invited for an interview. Unsuccessful candidates will be notified by email. In case the selected candidate is not able to present the required documents, his/her candidacy will be rejected.

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