Delegation of the European Union to the Kyrgyz Republic


12/04/2019 - 14:53
Traineeships in Delegations

The deadline for submitting applications is the 29th of 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 the Kyrgyz Republic?

What we offer?

A traineeship of up to 6 months within the Political, Press and Information Section of the EU Delegation to the Kyrgyz Republic, starting in June 2019.

The Political, Press and Information Section closely follows political and economic developments in Kyrgyzstan and reaches out to political stakeholders, civil society and the media with the aim to further strengthen EU-Kyrgyzstan relations. It also promotes people-to-people contacts and exchanges, including by bringing European culture to the Kyrgyzstan people. The section also coordinates the public communication of the European Union in Kyrgyzstan.

Main tasks:

  • Closely follow domestic political developments, the human rights situation in the country, as well as regional issues;
  • Attend meetings and take notes;
  • Draft reports, briefing notes or background analyses on different topics and specific occasions, such as high-ranking official visits, and conferences, etc.;
  • Contribute to the preparation of meetings and conferences;

Qualifications or special requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in a relevant field (political science, economy, law, history, international relations or international development)
  • Knowledge of the functioning and policies of the European Union; basic knowledge of and interest in the work of the European Union in Kyrgyzstan
  • Excellent analytical, communication and drafting skills in English
  • Excellent computer literacy
  • Willingness and ability to work in a multicultural environment
  • Self-motivation
  • Russian language is an asset.

How to apply?

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

  • A detailed Euro pass curriculum vitae (CV
  • 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 – "Political Affairs + Last Name + First Name".

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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