Delegation of the European Union to the
UN and other international organisations in Geneva

Paid Traineeship at the EU Delegation to the UN in Geneva (currently no opening)

07/05/2018 - 13:17
Traineeships in Delegations

The EU Delegation to the UN in Geneva publishes twice a year a call for application for paid traineeship positions. There are currently no openings for this type of internship. A new call for applications will most likely be announced in November 2018. Please regularly check our website for latest updates.

The EU Delegation offers paid traineeships for a period of 3-6 months with a monthly remuneration of EUR 1200. Each trainee will be assigned a supervisor in the section he/she is interning. Trainees are fully integrated in the daily work of the section, providing the intern with the possibility of getting a good overview of the diplomatic work of the Delegation and in particular in the policy field covered by the section. For further information of the work of each section please see here.


We are currently not offering any paid internships. A new offer will most likely be announced towards the end of the year.


Are you eligible for remunerated traineeship?

You may apply for the traineeship if:

  • You are a young graduate with a MA university degree or equivalent

  • You have less than 1 year of professional experience

  • You are a national of an EU Member State, pre-accession State or from Switzerland

  • You have no previous professional experience in any of the EU institutions of more than 6 weeks

  • See the section's vacancy announcement for additional requirements


How to apply?


Applications can be sent during the period specified in the call for applications. Please note that spontaneous applications outside an official call for application will not be retained.

  • Application form
  • Motivation letter of maximum 1 page (pdf document saved lastname_firstname_motivation)
  • CV of maximum 2 pages (pdf document saved lastname_firstname_CV)


Please send your application by using the following subject line in your email to the following address:


Application (your name) - (name of section)


Please do not send other documents such as letter of references at this stage.

Note that you can only apply for ONE internship offer per call for application, clearly stating in the application form for which section you apply.

You are requested to examine the general eligibility criteria. Applications from non-eligible candidates will not be considered. After the evaluation of all applications received is over, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and invited for an interview. In case the selected candidate is not able to present all required documents, his/her candidacy will be rejected.


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