Delegation of the European Union
to the United Nations - New York

Compulsory traineeship for students at the EU Delegation to the United Nations in New York

04/06/2020 - 12:05
Traineeships in Delegations

The NEW deadline for submitting applications is now 19 June 2020

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, this call dated 10 March 2020 was suspended on 14 March 2020. If you already applied between 10 and 14 March 2020, your application will be taken into account and you do not have to send a new application.

Are you a university student interested in international relations?  Is a working experience part of your course?  Are you curious to learn more about work of a diplomatic mission and how the EU Delegation represents EU interests and values at the Delegation to the United Nations in New York?

What we offer?

A traineeship of up to 6 months for students undertaking a compulsory traineeship as a part of their studies, within the following sections of the EU Delegation to the United Nations in New York, tentatively starting in August 2020, subject to respect to the local legislation.

Under the supervision and mentoring of an Administrator, this compulsory traineeship will provide a solid and meaningful learning content, notably by the prior identification of the specific skills to be acquired in relation with the studies of the candidates.

Description of the sections:

  • Section 1 – Political: dealing with UN political issues and mainly the subjects which are discussed at the UN Security Council
  • Section 2 - Press, Information & Coordination: dealing with coordination of the activities of the Delegation, public diplomacy, communication regarding the activities of the Delegation. Main topic of the year will be the 75th anniversary of the UN
  • Section 3 - Economic, trade and development: dealing with those subjects, discussed within the 2nd Committee of the UN General assembly
  • Section 4 - Human rights: dealing with this subject, discussed within the 3rd  Committee of the UN General assembly
  • Section 5 - UN budget and reform: dealing with those subjects, discussed within the 5th  Committee of the UN General assembly
  • Section 6 – Legal: dealing with this subject, discussed within the 6th Committee of the UN General assembly
  • Section 7 - Humanitarian Aid: dealing with this subject, discussed mainly within the 4th Committee of the UN General Assembly

Main tasks:

  • Attending meetings organized at the United Nations, EU Delegation, EU Member States, UN Agencies, NGOs or think-tanks
  • Supporting the team in drafting reports, organizing meetings, researching and analysing specific policy topics, analysing policy
  • Attending external events
  • Any other task which may be beneficiary to the trainee

with the aim to better understand the dynamics of the EU Delegation in the UN policy context, to raise awareness of the main policy and legal challenges in the UN context and to gain first-hand insight into decision making and negotiations processes.

Qualifications or special requirements:

  • Notions of French will be an asset

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
  • a University letter requesting a compulsory traineeship
  • and an application form

Please mention in the subject of your e-mail: Compulsory Traineeship – Name of the selected section (candidates are allowed to apply to 1 traineeship only, however based on your profile, the Delegation could offer you a traineeship in another section).

Important information

Before applying you are requested to examine the dedicated website as well as the general eligibility criteria for a compulsory traineeships (Article 9 of the Decision ADMIN(2017)28 - Unpaid compulsory traineeships for students already residing and studying in the host country)

All costs related to travel inside the country of residence, visa, insurance, accommodation and living expenses must be borne by either the trainee or the University.

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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