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19/06/2019 - 09:25
Traineeships in Delegations

The deadline for submitting applications is 7 July 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 Ukraine?


What we offer?

A traineeship of 4 months in the Trade and Economic Section of the EU Delegation to Ukraine, starting end of August or in September 2019.

Description of the Section: – The Trade and Economic Section of the Delegation of the EU in Ukraine is a small (5 persons) but dynamic and strategic section. It is responsible for the trade relations between the EU and Ukraine, including the monitoring of the trade part of the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement. The section is also involved in negotiations and implementation of the balance of payment support to Ukraine (Macro-Financial Assistance).

Main tasks:

  • to carry out legal/economic research concerning Ukraine;
  • to attend and report on events;
  • to contribute to the drafting of papers;
  • to update the EU Delegation's website (trade and economic part), English and Ukrainian versions;
  • to update the section's databases, to polish the section's presentations, etc.

Qualifications or special requirements (an asset):

  • Bachelor degree in one of the following fields: economics, law or political sciences 
  • Ongoing master studies or completed master studies followed by maximum one year working experience;
  • Native or proficient Ukrainian speaker;
  • Excellent command of English
  • Excellent command of office tools, and in particular of excel (including graphic tools) and PowerPoint
  • Proven interest in EU affairs


How to apply?

Please send the following documents to the e-mail address: DELEGATION-UKRAINE-JOBS@eeas.europa.eu:

Please mention in the subject of your e-mail: Funded Traineeship – Trade and Economic 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 and accommodation must be borne by the trainee.

Visa: The working conditions and the status of the trainee in the host country should be in full conformity with the local legislation. Hence, maximal possible time to do the internship for EU citizens is restricted within 90 days (no visa required period) unless an EU citizen candidate already resides in Ukraine. The internship period shall be limited by the official term of such residency. The Delegation cannot provide any visa support for a candidate who intends to do internship at the Delegation. Expatriate trainees have to register with their national Consulate or Embassy or any other resident diplomatic representation competent for their nationality.

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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