Délégation de l'Union européenne auprès de la République de Maurice et de la République des Seychelles

Unpaid traineeship at the EU Delegation to the Republic of Mauritius and to the Republic of Seychelles

26/06/2018 - 10:04
Traineeships in Delegations

Are you a university student interested in communication and/or international relations? Is an internship a compulsory part of your course? Are you curious to learn more about working in a diplomatic mission and how an EU Delegation represents the European Union interests and values in the Republic of Mauritius and in the Republic of Seychelles? If yes, our traineeship offer will be of interest to you…

What we offer?

A non-remunerated traineeship of maximum 6 months within the Political, Press and Information section of the EU Delegation in the Republic of Mauritius.

Main tasks:

  • Conducting research and analysing information (political, economic, social developments in Mauritius, Seychelles and the region)
  • Helping in organisation of public, cultural and visibility events, seminars and conferences, etc.
  • Drafting the Daily Press Review concerning Mauritius, Seychelles and the Region (cooperation with the Indian Ocean Commission)
  • Updating content for the Delegation's social media platforms (Facebook/Twitter)
  • Other tasks set by the Head of Section


Are you eligible for a non-remunerated traineeship?

  • i) You are a student enrolled in the 3rd, 4th, 5th year at a local University following a curriculum which includes a training period as a compulsory part of your course and you reside in Mauritius, or ii) you are a young graduate with a University diploma (at least Bachelor degree) or in your last year of University and you do not reside in Mauritius;
  • You are a national from Mauritius, from an EU Member State or pre-accession State
  • You have less than 1 year of professional experience and no previous professional experience in the EU Institutions longer than 6 weeks
  • If you reside outside Mauritius, you need to prove that you receive financial support from a university or another public institution equivalent to 600 EUR/month.


The deadline for submitting applications are as follows:

  • 31 August 2018 for start date of internship early January 2019
  • 28 February 2019 for start date of internship early July 2019  

The applications received outside of these dates will be taken into consideration subject to the availability of places.


Placement, Working Environment and Conditions

For students undertaking traineeship as a compulsory part of their course, the placement will have to be approved by the university.

Trainees will be under the direct supervision of a Traineeship Advisor at the EU Delegation. Upon successful completion of the traineeship period, the EU Delegation will issue the trainee with a Certificate.


How to apply?

Please send the filled application form, a curriculum vitae and a motivational letter by email to the following email address: delegation-mauritius@eeas.europa.eu

Link to the application form:


Selection Process

The selection process will be based on spontaneous applications or conducted with the collaboration of local Universities. It will be merit-based and aimed at ensuring that all candidates are treated in a fair, transparent and non-discriminatory way.


Documents to be provided by the selected candidates:

- Copy of the diploma (young graduates) or University letter requesting a compulsory traineeship (for students)

- Language certificates

- Passport/ID card

- Extract from the "judicial record"

- Insurance certificate

- Medical certificate


Please note that you are requested to examine the general eligibility criteria. Applications from non-eligible candidates will not be considered.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and invited for an interview. In case the selected candidate is not able to present all required documents, his/her candidacy will be rejected.


If you represent a University and would like to further explore the possibilities of offering your students the possibility of a traineeship with the EU Delegation, do not hesitate to contact us at the same address. 


For more information on the EU Delegation in Mauritius, visit our webpage: https://eeas.europa.eu/delegations/mauritius/1516/about-eu-delegation-mauritius_en


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