European Union External Action

Funded traineeship for young graduates at the EU Delegation to Ukraine - Governance and Rule of Law Operations Section

17/06/2020 - 14:33
Traineeships in Delegations

The deadline for submitting applications is 01/07/2020 at 18:00 Kyiv local time

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 we offer?

A traineeship of 5 months within the Governance and Rule of Law Operations Section of the EU Delegation to Ukraine, starting in September 2020, subject to respect to the local legislation as well as the national legislation of the candidate(s) if non-resident.

Governance and Rule of Law Operations Section of the Delegation of the EU in Ukraine is in charge of managing projects in the areas of Governance and Rule of Law as well as Public Administration Reform, Public Finance Management Reform, Migration and Border management, Security sector Reform, Electoral assistance, Anti-Corruption Reforms, etc.

The trainee is expected to support in particular the Rule of law team. Knowledge and experience in the areas of anti corruption and/or justice reforms would therefore be considered an asset.

Main tasks:

  • Participate in policy discussions and project meetings and report on them
  • Support Project Managers in the monitoring of project activities
  • Support in the formulation and identification of new projects
  • Contribute to briefings, reporting and speech writing

Qualifications or special requirements:

  • Bachelor degree in political science, economics, law or related field;
  • Very good command of spoken and written English;
  • Very good command of Word, PowerPoint, Excel;
  • Very good analytical capacity;
  • Proven interest for EU affairs and neighbourhood policies
  • Proven networking and writing skills;
  • Capacity to work independently, with attention to details.
  • Good command of Ukrainian and/or Russian language;
  • Exposure to governance topics through i.a. academic work, project management work, legal work, etc.
  • Knowledge of Ukraine's institutional system and political landscape.

How to apply?

Please send the following documents to the e-mail address: DELEGATION-UKRAINE-TRAINEESHIPS@eeas.europa.eu :

Please mention in the subject of your e-mail: Funded Traineeship - Governance and Rule of Law 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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