Delegation of the European Union to Norway


09/10/2019 - 15:19
Traineeships in Delegations

The deadline for submitting applications is 27 October 2019

Are you a university student interested in international relations?  Is a working experience part of your course?  Are you curious to learn more about work of a diplomatic mission and how the EU Delegation represents EU interests and values in Norway?

What we offer?

A traineeship of 5 months for students undertaking a compulsory traineeship as a part of their studies, within the Political, Press and Information Section of the EU Delegation t Norway, starting in January 2020.

Main tasks:

  • Participate actively in the Delegation's work and get a unique opportunity to learn more about the EU's relations with Norway and how the EEAS is operating in Norway and the world.
  • Information related work, such as writing news stories for the web, and manage social media.
  • Assist with planning visits and events, collecting information, writing minutes.
  • Assist with drafting political/economic reports.
  • Lead and organise the 'Trainees of Missions' network in Oslo.

Qualification or special requirements:

  • Applicants must have knowledge and interest in the EU and its institutions;
  • Applicants must have knowledge about the Norwegian political system and its main stakeholders;
  • Applicants must be able to work in English. Norwegian would be an asset;
  • Applicants must have relevant computer skills.

How to apply?

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

  • A detailed Europass curriculum vitae (CV)
  • a cover letter describing why you want to participate in a EU traineeship
  • a University letter requesting a compulsory traineeship
  • and an application form 

Please mention in the subject of your e-mail: Compulsory Traineeship - Political, Press and Information Section

Important information

Before applying you are requested to examine the dedicated website as well as the general eligibility criteria for a compulsory traineeships (Article 9 of the Decision ADMIN(2017)28 - Unpaid compulsory traineeships for students already residing and studying in the host country)

All costs related to travel inside the country of residence, visa, insurance, accommodation and living expenses must be borne by either the trainee or the University.

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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