European Union External Action

Funded traineeship for young graduates at the EU Delegation to Bangladesh

17/12/2019 - 13:41
Traineeships in Delegations

The deadline for submitting applications is 15.1.2020

 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 Bangladesh ?

What we offer?

A traineeship of up to 6 months within the Political, Economic, Trade, Press and Information (PETPI) Section of the EU Delegation to Bangladesh, starting in March  2020.

The PETPI Section is a small section consisting of the Head of Section, a Political officer and three local agents (trade officer, press officer, senior secretary). The trainee would have the opportunity of covering a wide range of areas, including political developments, human rights, the Rohingya refugee crisis, trade issues, EU visibility and contacts with civil society.

Main tasks:

  • Help the Political, Trade and Press Section to monitor, research and analyse the domestic political situation, in particular human rights and fundamental freedoms, the Rohingya refugee crisis and good governance;
  •  Contribute to maintaining contact with civil society, and provide support in identifying and assisting human rights defenders;
  • Follow meetings and workshops with local partners on connectivity, regional integration and countering violent extremism;
  • Assist the Section to monitor, research and analyse trade, labour rights and market access issues;
  • Contribute to the Section's work on EU visibility and cultural activities
  • Draft relevant briefings, press reviews, minutes and policy documents as required;

Minimum Qualifications

  • Masters degree in political science, social science (sociology/anthropology), economics or international relations (minimum of 4 to 5 year University education)

Additional assets

  • M.Phil or postgraduate certificate in development economics
  • Postgraduate certificate in trade policy or international trade economics or political economy
  • Knowledge of French
  • A first experience in an Embassy, International Organisation or in a NGO as consultant or in a policy advisory capacity

How to apply?

Please send the following documents to the e-mail address:
Delegation-Bangladesh-Applications@eeas.europa.eu :

  • 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 - Funded Traineeship - PETPI

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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