European Union External Action

Funded traineeship for young graduates at the EU Delegation to Dominican Republic

23/07/2021 - 10:20
Traineeships in Delegations

The deadline for submitting applications is 15/08/2021

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 Dominican Republic?

We offer:

A traineeship of 6 months within the Political, Press and Information Section of the EU Delegation to Dominican Republic, starting in October-November 2021.

Overall purpose of the section:

To develop, design and manage external and internal information and communication actions and projects in order to inform and promote EU policies, programmes and activities concerning the Delegation to Dominican Republic. To coordinate relations with press and media under the authority of the HoD, under the supervision of the Head of Section, and in collaboration with the relevant DG services.

Main tasks:

  • Contribute to the setting-up, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of information, communication and publications strategies.
  • Compile relevant UE information, legislation and policies for their posterior diffusion.
  • Contributing to the Delegation’s press review.
  • Assisting the Section in the organisation of visibility events and promotion material.
  • Assist other sections in events and communication strategies.

We look for:

Qualifications or special requirements:

  • Excellent command of Spanish and English is required.
  • The incumbent must be able to demonstrate strong computer literacy notably for internet and web content production, webinars, and good management skills of social networks applications such as Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, etc
  • A University diploma or prior experience in Journalism, communication and social media’s will be an asset.

How to apply?

Candidates must apply to the e-mail address and send the following documents:

  • A detailed standard Europass curriculum vitae (CV) (CVs in other format will not be considered)
  • 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 - Political, Press and Information section.

Important information to read before applying

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.

Non-resident candidates must provide proof that they will be covered against the risk of a pandemic and the costs of repatriation.

The traineeships can only be offered in compliance with the local legislation as well as the legislation of the country of origin. In assessing the applications received, account will need to be taken of the COVID-19 situation and its possible effects on access possibilities to the country of assignment and thus candidates currently residing in country of assignment might be preferred.

The Delegation informs that even if our Headquarters confirm the eligibility of the selected candidate, traineeships could be postponed, suspended or even cancelled considering the very evolving context of the COVID-19 outbreak in the host country as well as in the country of origin. The same rule apply if a selected candidate is unable to reach the country of assignment.