European Union External Action

Funded traineeship for young graduates at the EU Delegation to Papua New Guinea

26/02/2020 - 16:42
Traineeships in Delegations

The deadline for submitting applications is 13 March 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 Papua New Guinea?

What we offer?

A traineeship of 6 months within the following sections of the EU Delegation to Papua New Guinea , starting in June 2020:

Traineeship in the Political, Press & Information Section (PPI)

  • The Delegation's Political, Press and Information Section of the Delegation follows political developments and events in the country and provides analytical reports to the EU's Headquarters, based in Brussels (Belgium). The Section is also responsible for press and media contacts as well as for the organisation of media- and public diplomacy events and activities. The Delegation's Cooperation Section oversees the implementation of the EU's development assistance portfolio in PNG as well as the identification and formulation of future development assistance programmes and activities.

Main tasks:

  • Assist with the conceptualisation and organisation of press and public diplomacy activities (both small- and larger scale events) which may include contributing to the  drafting and editing of content for the Delegation (i.e. press releases, political statements/speeches, information, education and communication materials as well as supporting the engagement with local and international media etc;
  • Assist the section with tracking EU- or EU-relevant content in local or regional media (printed, digital) and maintaining a scrapbooking file of the placements, both electronically and as hard copy;
  • Support the production of the Delegation's Weekly Press Review;
  • Provide constructive feedback regarding EU in PNG visibility methods
  • Contribute to the content production for the Delegation's website including the planning of content for specific occasions (international days, politically significant dates etc);
  • Take part in relevant internal and external meetings as well as policy dialogues and assist with putting together briefs, reporting and forward planning documents;
  • Participate in preparing Delegation procurement procedures in accordance with EU rules and regulations (tenders and Calls for Proposals);
  • Any other work-related tasks as assigned by your Internship Supervisor.

Qualifications or special requirements:

  • Applicants for a traineeship in the Political Press & Information Section shall have graduated from a university or equivalent higher-education establishment with at least a Bachelor's degree in International Relations /Politics, Journalism & Public Relations or another academic qualification that could be considered relevant for the position offered.

Traineeship in the Cooperation Section (COOP)

Main tasks:

  • Assist with the drafting and the editing of reports and other documents for the Section including support to the review of information-, education- and communication materials and project documents etc;
  • Take part in relevant internal and external meetings as well as policy dialogues and assist with putting together briefs, reporting and forward planning documents;   
  • Accompany Project Manager(s) (to the extent that this is feasible) on project monitoring missions;
  • Assist with the assessment and analysis of project proposals and reports and provide comments and suggestions for further consideration;
  • Engage in a longer term research for a comprehensive report on a subject to be agreed with your Internship Supervisor;
  • Participate in preparing Delegation procurement procedures in accordance with EU rules and regulations (tenders and Calls for Proposals);    
  • Contribute to ensuring that relevant information on CSO-LA / European organisations is kept up to date;
  • Any other work-related tasks as assigned by your Internship Supervisor.

Qualifications or special requirements:

  • At least a Bachelor's level in Development Studies, Gender Studies, Economics and/or International Trade or another academic qualification that could be considered relevant for the position offered.

How to apply?

Please send the following documents to the e-mail address:
DELEGATION-PAPUA-NEW-GUINEA-INTERNSHIP@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 - PPI or COOP (candidates are allowed to apply to 1 traineeship only, however based on your profile, the Delegation could offer you a traineeship in another section)

​​​​​​​For reasons related to local living conditions and personal safety- and security only Papua New Guinean nationals can apply for an internship with the EU Delegation to Papua New Guinea.

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.