European Union Office to Hong Kong and Macao


20/02/2018 - 07:26
Traineeships in Delegations

Internship Offer


The Office of the EU to Hong Kong and Macao is looking for 3 paid interns starting as from 1 May 2018.


What we offer?


A paid traineeship within the Political, Press and Information Section of the Office of the EU in Hong Kong.


The Political, Press and Information Section contributes to the work of the Office in pursuing the EU's policies in all areas, promoting and protecting the EU's interests and values as well as promoting the visibility of the European Union.


In addition to the monitoring, analysing, and reporting regularly to Headquarters on internal and regional political developments, foreign policy and/or other policy areas of relevance for EU interests, an important function of the Section is the carrying out of press, information and communication activities. The Section provides support to visitors from EU institutions as well as providing briefing dossiers, speeches, statements, press releases and articles, as requested.



Main Tasks:

  • research and analysis of information;
  • draft press digests and information bulletins, analytical reports on various policy developments in Hong Kong and Macao;
  • update the Office's social media platforms;
  • attend and participate in meetings, cultural and visibility events, seminars and conferences in Hong Kong and Macao;
  • support the Section in the preparation of visits, missions and meetings as well as follow-up actions.



Are you eligible for remunerated traineeship?


You may apply for the traineeship if:


  • You are a young graduate with a University diploma (at least Bachelor degree);
  • You have less than 1 year of professional experience;
  • You are a national of an EU Member State, pre-accession State or from the country where the Office is accredited;
  • You have no previous professional experience in any of the EU institutions of more than 6 weeks.



Additional requirements that would be an asset


  • Knowledge of Cantonese or Mandarin
  • Additional degree in another field (e.g. law)



What are the general rules?

  • Duration: The traineeship can be up to a maximum of six months;


  • Remuneration: Selected trainees will receive a monthly grant of €1 200;


  • Visa: Trainees are responsible for obtaining and covering the cost of necessary visa;


  • Travel: Trainees have to arrange and finance their travel to the EU Office.



How to apply?

Please send your detailed curriculum vitae and a motivation letter by Friday, 9 March 2018 to the following email address:



Documents to be provided only by the selected candidates


-    Diploma

-    Language certificates

-    Extract from the "judicial record"

-    Passport/ID card

-    Insurance certificate (repatriation included)

-    Medical certificate

-    Signed traineeship agreement


You are requested to examine the general eligibility criteria. Applications from non-eligible candidates will not be considered. After the evaluation of all applications received is over, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and invited for an interview. In case the selected candidate is not able to present all required documents, his/her candidacy will be rejected.



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