Delegation of the European Union to Panama


15/05/2019 - 16:12
Traineeships in Delegations

The deadline for submitting applications is the 1st of June 2019.

Are you a young graduate interested in international relations and communication with a cutting edge interest in social media? Are you curious to learn more about work of a diplomatic mission and how the EU Delegation represents EU interests and values in Panama?

What we offer?

A traineeship of 6 months within the Political, Press and Information (PPI) Section of the EU Delegation to Panama, starting in August 2019.

Main tasks:

  • Contribute to political reporting;
  • Draft background notes on specific issues including key messages, speeches, factsheets, press releases, digital media reporting and others;
  • Contribute to the social media platforms (calendar and planning, design of post, research of contents, adds)
  • Assist in the organization of EU events (Europe Day, Film Festival, etc.) or patronized by the EU;


  • Good knowledge or specialization in Latin America;
  • Excellent communication skills in both English and Spanish;
  • Very good analytical and drafting skills;
  • Ability to handle politically sensitive issues in a responsible manner;
  • Background in Political Sciences, Law and/or Public Relations;
  • Expertise in engaging and activating community groups;
  • Creative writing skills;
  • Have respect for internal rules of discretion and confidentiality

Additional requirements that would be an asset:

  • Ability in informatics design and digital marketing

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
  • and an application form 

Please mention in the subject of your e-mail: Funded Traineeship – PPI Section

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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