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Paid Traineeship for Young Graduate in the Political Section of the EU Delegation To Peru

27/07/2018 - 20:15
Traineeships in Delegations

Are you a young graduate interested in international relations? | Are you curious to learn more about work in a diplomatic mission and how an EU Delegation represents EU interests and values in Peru? | Are you available for 6 months from October 2018 onwards?

What do we offer?

A paid six-month traineeship under the direct supervision of the Head of the Political Section of the EU Delegation to Peru

Main tasks:

  • Gather and monitor daily incoming information in the press for reports;
  • Follow-up and analysis of political developments in the country;
  • Contribute to political reporting;
  • Draft background notes on specific issues; 
  • Prepare content for key messages and speeches;
  • Investigate, compile information on specific topics of interest for the Delegation; 
  • Take part in seminars and events & report back;
  • Assist in the organization of EU events (Europe Day, Film Festival, etc) or patronized by the EU;
  • Follow-up with EU Member states embassies in situ on specific issues;
  • Any other request from the Head of Section and the Head of Delegation;


  • 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

Are you sure to be eligible for a paid traineeship ?

  • Young graduate with at least a Bachelor’s Degree
  • Maximum one year of professional experience
  • EU citizen, Peruvian national or national from a pre-accession State
  • No professional experience including traineeship in any EU Institutions for more than six weeks

Before applying you are requested to examine the general eligibility criteria* for traineeships (Article 8 of the Decision ADMIN(2017)28 - Paid traineeship for young graduates.

How to apply?

Please send your detailed curriculum vitae and a motivation letter in English by 13 August 2018 at 12h00 (noon) (Peruvian Time) to the following email address


Please indicate as a reference in your motivation letter:

PAID POLITICAL TRAINEESHIP as well as the time period you will be available to start the 6-month traineeship.


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. They may be requested to take a written test which can be done by e-mail.  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.

Each selected trainee will receive a monthly grant to cover living expenses. However costs related to travel, insurance, accommodation and visa must be borne by the trainee.

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