European Union External Action


10/04/2019 - 18:15
Traineeships in Delegations

The deadline for submitting applications is 23 April 2019

Are you a university student interested in international relations?  Is a working experience part of your course?  Are you curious to learn more about work of a diplomatic mission and how the EU Delegation represents EU interests and values in Brazil?

What we offer?

A traineeship of up to 6 months for students undertaking a compulsory traineeship as a part of their studies, starting in May 2019.

Compulsory traineeships are available in the followings sections:

  • Political, Press and Communication (PPI)
  • Cooperation (COOP)
  • Science, Technology and Innovation (STI)
  • Foreign Policy Instruments (FPI) Regional Team (FPI)

Main tasks:

Political, Press and Communication Section

  • Monitor political developments in Brazil and contribute to drafting political reports under the guidance of the staff of the section. 
  • Press and news reporting on matters relevant to the European Union.
  • Collate information on European Union legislation and policies of relevance to Brazil for dissemination to the wider public.
  • Assist in preparing and implementing press and information activities in Brazil, including the organization of events.
  • Attend meetings, seminars and events and prepare related reports.
  • Assist in receiving incoming missions and preparing briefings for visitors.

Cooperation Section

  • Contribute to the cooperation section´s implementation of effective visibility and communication activities, namely through the dissemination of results and good practices of EU funded projects and programmes.
  • Help draft and publish visibility and communication material for the Delegation´s webpage and other social media.
  • Contribute to the organization and participate in the Cooperation Section's events and activities.
  • Maintain close contacts with the Delegation's other sections in the area of Press and Communication.
  • Assist in the organization of a data bank of communication and visibility materials such as photographs, videos, briefings and press releases.
  • Perform other tasks regarding the activities of the Development Cooperation Sector in support to EU development policies in Brazil and possibly also in Argentina, Chile, Uruguay and Venezuela

Science, Technology and Innovation (STI)

  • Give suggestions for the Delegation's website about the STI sector activities and relevant themes.
  • Perform studies or surveys; analyse and present results.
  • Write internal communications and support the translation of documents.
  • Assist in planning and coordinating events or meetings, also giving general support and helping the preparation of slide presentations.
  • Provide regular updates of STI news from media and newsletters and contribute to monthly reports.
  • Accompany as observer the section´s staff to meetings, give input and ideas and write minutes.
  • Assist in the creation of support materials, such as charts, graphs, or other visuals.

Foreign Policy Instruments (FPI) Regional Team

  • Support the organization of the events planned by FPI Regional Team and incoming missions.
  • Assist in drafting communication documents (speeches, press releases, papers and briefings) and contribute to the effective visibility and communication activities of the Regional Team.
  • Attend meetings as note- taker and prepare the relevant reports.
  • Support the project managers in their daily work of management of the bilateral and regional projects.

How to apply?

Please send the following documents to the e-mail address: DELEGATION-BRAZIL-TRAINEESHIP@EEAS.EUROPA.EU:

  • A detailed Europass curriculum vitae (CV)
  • a cover letter describing why you want to participate in a EU traineeship
  • a University letter requesting a compulsory traineeship
  • and an application form 

Please mention in the subject of your e-mail: Compulsory Traineeship – Acronym of the Section you apply for (1 Section only)

Important information

Before applying you are requested to examine the dedicated website as well as the general eligibility criteria for a compulsory traineeships (Article 9 of the Decision ADMIN(2017)28 - Unpaid compulsory traineeships for students already residing and studying in the host country)

All costs related to travel inside the country of residence, visa, insurance, accommodation and living expenses must be borne by either the trainee or the University.

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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