Delegation of the European Union to Peru

Funded traineeship for young graduates at the EU Delegation to Lao PDR

22/07/2021 - 16:22
Traineeships in Delegations

The deadline for submitting applications is 2 August 2021

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 Lao PDR?

We offer:

A traineeship of up to 6 months within the Political and Development Cooperation Section of the EU Delegation to Lao PDR, starting as from September 2021.

  • The Political, Press and information section (PPI) is responsible for domestic and foreign policy political issues, including human rights, as well as for coordinating the Delegation/Mission's press and media activities.
  • The Cooperation Section (COOP) manages a comprehensive portfolio of development cooperation programmes with the Lao PDR.

Main tasks:

  • Engaging in communication/public diplomacy activities of the Delegation together with the Press and Information Officer and Development Cooperation colleagues.
  • Preparing social media content and visibility materials.
  • Monitoring national/regional press and social media and preparing press reviews.
  • Contributing to research/in-depth analyses and reporting (based on news on or thematic topics related to social, economic and political developments in the country and within the regional context), preparing meeting minutes.
  • Assist in the preparation of missions and other events.

We look for:

Qualifications or special requirements:

  • Due to the evolving COVID-19 situation and the related restrictions, only applicants currently residing in Lao PDR or who can prove their capacity to obtain an entry permit to Lao PDR will be considered.
  • Written and oral fluency in English.
  • young graduates with at least a Bachelor Diploma (or equivalent)
  • maximum one year of professional experience
  • no previous experience of more than six weeks in the EU Institutions

How to apply?

Candidates must apply to the e-mail address  and send the following documents:

  • A detailed standard Europass curriculum vitae (CV) (CVs in other format will not be considered)
  • 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 -  (you may only apply to 1 traineeship per delegation, however based on your profile, the delegation could offer you a traineeship in another section).

Important information to read before applying

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.

Non-resident candidates must provide proof that they will be covered against the risk of a pandemic and the costs of repatriation.

The traineeships can only be offered in compliance with the local legislation as well as the legislation of the country of origin. In assessing the applications received, account will need to be taken of the COVID-19 situation and its possible effects on access possibilities to the country of assignment and thus candidates currently residing in country of assignment might be preferred.

The Delegation informs that even if our Headquarters confirm the eligibility of the selected candidate, traineeships could be postponed, suspended or even cancelled considering the very evolving context of the COVID-19 outbreak in the host country as well as in the country of origin. The same rule apply if a selected candidate is unable to reach the country of assignment.

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