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 the OSCE and other International Organisations in Vienna?
A traineeship of up to 6 months within the OSCE Section of the EU Delegation to the International Organisations in Vienna, starting in March 2022, subject to availability of the budget.
The OSCE Section covers the wide and rich agenda of the Organization’s activities across its three key dimensions: politico-military, economic and environmental, and human rights and fundamental freedoms. It also covers transnational threats, such as cyber and counter terrorism, and situations of conflict such as in eastern Ukraine and the protracted conflicts. The OSCE Section is responsible for ensuring EU coordination, outreach towards third countries, drafting EU statements and preparing reports for the European External Action Service (EEAS) and other EU institutions. The OSCE Section engages in public diplomacy efforts showcasing EU actions and achievements within the Organization. The OSCE Section assists the EU Permanent Representative in the performance of her role as Ambassador of the EU to the OSCE.
Qualifications or special requirements:
Please mention in the subject of your e-mail: Funded Traineeship - Name/Acronym of the Section
(you may only apply to 1 traineeship per delegation, however based on your profile, the delegation could offer you a traineeship in another section).
Important information to read before applying
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.