Delegation of the European Union to Iceland


27/02/2019 - 15:37
Traineeships in Delegations

The deadline for submitting applications is 1 April 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 Iceland?

What we offer?

A traineeship of up to 6 months within the Political, Press & Information Section of the EU Delegation to Iceland, starting in May 2019

The Political, Press & Information Section's main tasks are to facilitate the development of political and economic relations between the EU and Iceland and to inform the general public and other specific audiences about various EU related matters. 

Main tasks:

  • Support to monitoring, analysing and reporting on  any significant political developments in Iceland, including in the areas of domestic politics and foreign and security policies.
  • Attend and report on conferences, seminars and Delegation meetings.
  • Conducting research and drafting briefings.
  • Translation of news articles, press releases, etc from Icelandic to English (and vice-versa).
  • In addition, specific project(s) may be pursued during the traineeship, subject to the terms and conditions of the traineeship agreement.

Qualifications or special requirements

Young graduate, having at least a Bachelor Diploma in relevant disciplines (International Affairs, European Affairs, Political Science, Law, etc).

How to apply?

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

Please mention in the subject of your e-mail: Funded Traineeship – PPI Section

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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