Delegation of the European Union to Vietnam


19/06/2019 - 12:32
Traineeships in Delegations

The deadline for submitting applications is 15 July 2019 by 17h00 (Vietnam time)

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 Vietnam?

What we offer?

A traineeship of up to 6 months for within the Political, Press and Information Section of the EU Delegation to Vietnam, starting in September  2019.

The Political, Press and Information Section is central to the holistic and mutually-beneficial EU-Vietnam diplomatic partnership, which has been established 28 years ago.

In addition to publicising, explaining and implementing EU policies, the PPI Section functions as the permanent interlocutor of Vietnamese authorities, civil society organizations and other stakeholders regarding domestic and foreign policy, including security issues and cover also press and public diplomacy.

In close coordination with the EU Member States, the EU aims at increasing cooperation with the host country, supporting Vietnam's transition into an open rules-based society based on good governance, the rule of law, and the respect for human rights, while simultaneously providing information on the policies and institutions of the EU. This collaboration has led to the creation of the EU-Vietnam Framework Agreement on Comprehensive Partnership and Cooperation (PCA), which broadens the EU-VN cooperation scope in several areas including trade, development, tourism, cultural, energy and policy related issues. 

This relationship is also used to seek information on the EU's contribution to regional integration and cooperation with ASEAN.

Main tasks: 

  • Attending and helping organizing events and working groups meetings
  • Notetaking and reporting on meetings with relevant stakeholders
  • Researching and compiling documentation
  • Assisting in the preparation of briefings

Qualifications or special requirements:

  • University degree in social political or economic fields
  • Perfect command of English
  • Proficiency in the use of Office suite

Additional requirements that would be an asset

  • Knowledge of the Vietnamese language
  • Knowledge of French
  •  Additional degree in another field (e.g. law, Human Rights)

How to apply?

Please send the following documents to the e-mail address:

Please mention in the subject of your e-mail: Funded Traineeship – Political, Press and Information 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, 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.


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