European Union External Action

Funded traineeship for young graduates at the EU Delegation to the United Nations and other international organisations – Health & Social Affairs Section

16/06/2020 - 17:51
Traineeships in Delegations

The deadline for submitting applications is 28 June 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 Geneva at the United Nations and other international organisations?

What we offer?

A traineeship of 6 months within the Health & Social Affairs Section of the EU Delegation to the UN in Geneva, starting on 14 September 2020, subject to respect to the local legislation as well as the national legislation of the candidate(s) if non-resident.

Each trainee will be assigned a supervisor in the section he/she is interning. Interns are fully integrated in the daily work of the section, providing the intern with the possibility of getting a good overview of the diplomatic work of the Delegation and in particular in the policy field covered by the section.

Main tasks:

  • Assist the Head of Section and section-colleagues in covering EU-activities in ILO and WHO.
  • Attend meetings and events organised at the United Nations, EU Delegation, EU Member States, UN Agencies, NGOs, academia or think-tanks.
  • Prepare background notes, analytical reports, summary of documents of relevant UN and EU meetings, events, seminars etc.
  • Assist in the relevant (High Level and regular) meetings of WHO and ILO and overall communication with EUMS, including through WhatsApp, email and Agora.
  • Support the team in drafting reports, organising meetings, researching and analysing specific policy topics, analysing policy.
  • Any other task assigned by the HoS and/or team colleagues.

Qualifications or special requirements:

  • Excellent knowledge of English and French.
  • Good analytical skills.
  • Knowledge of the workings of the European Union and of the United Nations would also be advantages
  • Tact, discretion, excellent communication skills.
  • Team player.

How to apply?

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

  • 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 - Health & Social Affairs Section

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.

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