European Union Office to Hong Kong and Macao


02/01/2019 - 04:13
Traineeships in Delegations

The Office of the European Union to Hong Kong and Macao offers, subject to budget availability, 1 to 2 paid traineeships in 2019 within the Trade Section.

Are you a young graduate interested in international relations?


Are you curious to learn more about work in a diplomatic mission and how an EU Delegation represents EU interests and values in Hong Kong?



What do we offer?


1 to 2 paid traineeships in 2019 within the Trade Section of the Office of the EU in Hong Kong, subject to budget availability.


The Trade 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 monitoring, analysing and reporting regularly to Headquarters on internal and regional economic and trade developments, the Section covers other policy areas such as climate change, environment and innovation. The Section also 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 analytical reports on various policy developments in Hong Kong and Macao;
  • attend and participate in meeting, 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.



Requirements that would be an asset


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


How to apply?


Please send your detailed curriculum vitae (preferably using the EUROPASS template to be found on:

and a motivation letter, clearly indicating your period of availability (maximum 6 months between 1 March 2019 and 28 February 2020), by:

Friday, 11 January 2019 to the following email address:

The subject line of your application should indicate the following: "2019 Paid Trainees - Trade".



Before applying, you are requested to examine the general eligibility criteria ( for traineeships (Article 8 of the Decision ADMIN(2017)28 - Paid traineeship for young graduates).



Each selected trainee will receive a monthly grant to cover living expenses. However costs related to travel, insurance, accommodation and visa must be borne by the trainee.



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. Unsuccessful candidates will be notified by email. In case the selected candidate is not able to present all required documents, his/her candidacy will be rejected.



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