European Union External Action

Funded traineeship for young graduates at the EU Delegation to the United Nations and other international organisations – Communication and Policy Coordination

09/12/2019 - 17:14
Traineeships in Delegations

The deadline for submitting applications is 15 December 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 Geneva at the United Nations and other international organisations? 

What we offer?

A traineeship of 5 months within the Communication and Policy Coordination Section of the EU Delegation to the UN in Geneva, starting in 2 March 2020.

The Communication and Policy Coordination section is in charge of horizontal issues at the EU Delegation, mainly all public outreach , press relations and events. The section also handles the coordination of the weekly meetings of the EU Member State Ambassadors, chaired by the Head of the EU Delegation as well as other horizontal policy issues.

Main tasks:

  • Draft a daily press review, drafting news stories for the Delegation's website
  • Support the social media work of the Delegation (Twitter, Facebook),
  • Provide support in the organisation of events, conferences and campaigns
  • Attend conferences/meetings and drafting reports
  • Support the preparation of the weekly meetings of Heads of Missions of EU Member States
  • Provide input for briefings for the Head of Delegation
  • Any other task assigned by the HoS and/or team colleagues. 

Qualifications or special requirements:

  • Excellent drafting skills in English, knowledge of French would be a strong advantage
  • knowledge of the workings of the European Union and of the United Nations would also be advantages
  • MA level with studies in the field of/related to communication or journalism or political science would 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
  • and an application form 

Please mention in the subject of your e-mail: Funded Traineeship - Communication and Policy Coordination

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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