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PAID INTERNSHIP FOR YOUNG GRADUATES AT THE EU DELEGATION TO JAMAICA, BELIZE, THE BAHAMAS, TURKS AND CAICOS AND THE CAYMAN ISLANDS

01/11/2018 - 22:53
Traineeships in Delegations

Are you a young graduate interested in international relations? Are you curious to learn more about working in a diplomatic mission and how an EU Delegation represents EU interests and values in Jamaica, Belize, The Bahamas, Turks and Caicos and The Cayman Islands? The EU Delegation is offering a traineeship of 6 months within the Political, Press and Information Section. Deadline for application is 9 November 2018.

 

About Us

The EU Delegation to Jamaica was established in 1975 after the signature of the first Lomé Convention in Togo. The Delegation also covers Belize, the Bahamas, Turks & Caicos Islands and Cayman Islands. The Delegation represents the EU in all matters relating to partnership with Jamaica. It also works closely with EU countries as well as with representatives of non-EU countries and multilateral organisations. The Delegation helps managing EU’s programmes in the region. Its role has expanded greatly in recent years, making EU external assistance both more rapid and efficient.

What we offer?

A traineeship of 6 months within the Political, Press and Information Section of the EU Delegation to Jamaica, Belize, The Bahamas, Turks and Caicos and The Cayman Islands starting as from 15 December 2018.

Main tasks:

  • Monitor political and economic developments in Belize and the Bahamas, and occasionally also in Jamaica, and contribute to drafting reports.
  • Conduct research and draft reports in the fields of Belizean political and economic affairs. Particular attention should be given to the referendum to be held in Belize on 10 April 2019.
  • Attend and report on public events, seminars, conference.
  • Provide support to public diplomacy events, visits organised by the Delegation, and visits from Headquarters.
  • Participate and provide support to the events organised by the delegation (Seminars, conferences, workshop, …) collect information in order to draft reports
  • Organise, attend meetings and take minutes.
  • Assist in the implementation of the communication strategy and outreach events of the delegation with a focus on Belize (Facebook, Twitter, webpage, …).
  • Assist colleagues (translation, search for information,).
  • Follow issues of interest to the EU in its internal and external policies.

 

Additional requirements:

  • Excellent command of English (minimum C1).
  • A good command of Spanish would be an asset.
  • Knowledge about and insight into Belizean politics and economy would be an asset.
  • Capacity to work in a multicultural team,  showing good interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Methodical, rigorous and autonomous mind-set.

 

How to apply?

Please send your detailed Europass curriculum vitae (http://europass.cedefop.europa.eu/), and a motivational letter to the following email address:  delegation-jamaica@eeas.europa.eu.

Deadline for application: 9 November 2018.

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, 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.