Delegation of the European Union to Zambia and COMESA


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Traineeships in Delegations

The deadline for submitting applications is 15 April 2019

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 Zambia?


What we offer?

A traineeship of up to 6 months within the Political, Press and Information Section of the EU Delegation to Zambia and COMESA, starting in July 2019.


Description of the Political, Press and Information Section: 

The Political, Press and Information Section is i.a. responsible for political analysis and reporting, relations with the Government of Zambia and its institutions as well as coordination of EU Member States. It also covers press and information activities, including press statements, the coordination of press events and relations with local and international press.

Main tasks:

  • Assist in the analysis of the political situation in Zambia and
    the development of EU/Zambia cooperation
  • Strengthen the existing coordination and cooperation with EU Member States
  • Drafting, proof-reading and editing documents including for public and social media
  • Draft press releases and other documents addressed to the media
  • Conceptualize and implement social media campaigns to enhance
    EU visibility

Qualifications or special requirements:

  • Minimum requirement: Bachelor of International Relations or Political Sciences
  • Relevant work experience must be less than one year and  mostly internships
  • Excellent spoken and written English


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 Communication 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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