Delegation of the European Union to Israel

Funded traineeship for young graduates at the EU Delegation to Israel

18/08/2021 - 16:34
Traineeships in Delegations

The deadline for submitting applications is 24 September 2021 at 16:00 (Tel Aviv time)


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 Israel?

We offer:

A traineeship of up to 6 months within the Political, Press and InformationSection of the EU Delegation to Israel, starting in November 2021.

The Political, Press and Information Section is in charge of overlooking and managing the EU's diplomatic relations with the State of Israel, under the authority of the Head of Delegation. It is responsible for the political reporting and monitoring of the domestic Israeli situation as well as of its role as an occupying power in the oPt, and of the regional dynamics seen from Israel. The section also covers coordination of the implementation of the EU's Human Rights and Democracy Country Strategy in close coordination with EU Member States locally, and leads/chairs a number of EU local coordination meetings (political, consular, Human Rights). In parallel, it is in charge of the overall public communication/PR of the Delegation – in close coordination with the Operational section - and relationship with the media.

Main tasks:

  • Monitor local media and political developments, in particular those affecting EU-IL relations
  • Follow and contribute to reporting on Israeli policy and action with regard to domestic human rights issues and Israeli responsibilities in the occupied Palestinian territory
  • Contribute as relevant to the preparation and follow-up to the ENP subcommittees.

We look for:

Qualifications or special requirements:

  • Due to the very evolutive context of the COVID-19 breakthrough, applicants currently residing in Israel or in the nearby of Tel Aviv will only be considered
  • Excellent knowledge of English
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Knowledge of Hebrew and/or Arabic would be an asset
  • Previous experience in a diplomatic mission would be an asset

How to apply?

Candidates must apply to the e-mail address   and send the following documents:

  • A detailed standard Europass curriculum vitae (CV)
  • (CVs in other format will not be considered)
  • a cover letter describing why you want to participate in a EU traineeship
  • and an application form

Please mention in the subject of your e-mail: Funded Traineeship - Funded traineeship Political Section

Important information to read before applying

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.

EU candidates currently residing in Israel or in the nearby of Tel Aviv must provide proof that they will be covered against the risk of a pandemic and the costs of repatriation.

The traineeships can only be offered in compliance with the local legislation as well as the legislation of the country of origin.

The Delegation informs that even if our Headquarters confirm the eligibility of the selected candidate, traineeships could be postponed, suspended or even cancelled considering the very evolving context of the COVID-19 outbreak in the host country.

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