European Union External Action


20/03/2019 - 16:59
Traineeships in Delegations

The deadline for submitting applications is 15 April 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 Ukraine?

What do we offer?

A traineeship of 3-6 months within the Operations Section for Economic Cooperation, Energy, Infrastructure and Environment of the EU Delegation to Ukraine, starting on 1 September2019.

Description of the Section: The Section is in charge of monitoring and promoting EU policies in the area of energy, environment, transport and infrastructure, climate action, as well as in the area of business support, and manages projects in the above areas.

Main tasks:

  • Analysis of legislation and legal texts in the above areas, notably energy and energy efficiency;
  • Data gathering and analysis of economic and energy indicators in the country;
  • Support to compilation of reports and briefings;
  • Participate in internal and external meetings/events and reporting;

Qualifications or special requirements:

  • Bachelor degree in political science, economics,  or related field;
  • Very good command of spoken and written English;
  • Very good analytical skills;
  • Proven interest in EU affairs, neighbourhood policies and energy / energy efficiency policies
  • Proven networking and writing skills
  • Capacity to work in team as well as independently, with attention to details
  • Very good command of Word, Powerpoint, Excel;

Additional requirements that would be an asset

  • Good command of Ukrainian and/or Russian language;
  • Experience in EU energy / energy efficiency legislation or project management;
  • Knowledge of Ukraine's institutional system and political landscape

How to apply?

Please send the following documents to the e-mail address:

Please mention in the subject of your e-mail: Funded Traineeship - Section for Economic Cooperation, Energy, Infrastructure and Environment

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.

Visa: The working conditions and the status of the trainee in the host country should be in full conformity with the local legislation. Hence, maximal possible time to do the internship for EU citizens is restricted within 90 days (no visa required period) unless an EU citizen candidate already resides in Ukraine. The internship period shall be limited by the official term of such residency.  The Delegation cannot provide any visa support for a candidate who intends to do internship at the Delegation. Expatriate trainees have to register with their national Consulate or Embassy or any other resident diplomatic representation competent for their nationality.

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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