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 Vienna-based International Organisations?
A traineeship of up to 6 months within the UN Section of the EU Delegation to the International Organisations in Vienna, starting in September 2020, subject to respect to the local legislation as well as the national legislation of the candidate(s) if non-resident.
The UN Section assists the Head of Delegation (HoD) in the performance of his role as Ambassador of the EU towards Vienna-based Organisations (except for the OSCE). This includes preparing the agenda, background papers and speaking points for HoD meetings with EU Heads of Missions, Ambassadors of third countries as well as the leadership of the aforementioned Organisations. The Section covers the dense agenda of Organisations` activities, e.g. by convening and chairing coordination meetings with EU Member States, outreach towards third countries, drafting EU statements and preparing concise, analytical and timely reports for the European External Action Service (EEAS) and the European Commission about events. The UN Section liaises with other Sections on overarching issues and is actively engaged in public diplomacy efforts showcasing tangible results of EU action achieved in partnership with Vienna Organisations.
Qualifications or special requirements:
Please send the following documents to the e-mail address:
DELEGATION-VIENNA-UN@eeas.europa.eu as well as to
Please mention in the subject of your e-mail: Funded Traineeship – UN Section
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.