Delegation of the European Union to Jamaica, Belize, Turks and Caicos Islands, Bahamas and the Cayman Islands

Funded traineeship for young graduates at the EU Delegation to New Zealand

26/03/2021 - 11:22
Traineeships in Delegations

The deadline for submitting applications is 12/04/2021

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 New Zealand?

We offer:

A traineeship of up to 6 months within the Policy, Press & Information and Trade Section of the EU Delegation to New Zealand, starting in May 2021.

Main tasks:

  • Research in politics, trade & other areas
  • Press & information tasks, especially social media
  • Support to policy section in drafting & reporting
  • Event organisation and management

We look for:

Qualifications or special requirements:

  • In assessing the applications received, account will need to be taken of the COVID-19 situation and its possible effects on access possibilities to New Zealand and thus candidates currently residing in New Zealand will only be considered
  • Experience organising and running events
  • Knowledge of New Zealand and/or the European Union

How to apply?

Candidates must apply to the e-mail address DELEGATION-NEW-ZEALAND-TRAINEE@eeas.europa.eu  and send the following documents:

Please mention in the subject of your e-mail: Funded Traineeship - Policy, Press & Information and Trade

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 New Zealand 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. In assessing the applications received, account will need to be taken of the COVID-19 situation and its possible effects on access possibilities to the country of assignment and thus candidates currently residing in country of assignment might be preferred.

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 as well as in the country of origin. The same rule apply if a selected candidate is unable to reach the country of assignment.

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