European Union External Action

Funded traineeship for young graduates at the EU Delegation to Switzerland and Liechtenstein – Political, Press & Information Section

02/07/2020 - 17:19
Traineeships in Delegations

The deadline for submitting applications is 21/07/2020

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 Switzerland and Liechtenstein?

What we offer?

A traineeship of up to 6 months within the Political, Press and Information  Section of the EU Delegation to Switzerland and Liechtenstein, starting in November 2020, subject to respect to the local legislation as well as the national legislation of the candidate(s) if non-resident.

Main tasks:

  • Analyse Switzerland's and Liechtenstein's foreign policy and positions  in international fora;
  • Monitor political developments in Switzerland and Liechtenstein (e.g. parliamentary sessions, popular initiatives, elections);
  • Assess implementation of bilateral EU-Swiss agreements by the Swiss authorities;
  • Provide support to the organization of public diplomacy events and visits of EU officials in Switzerland and Liechtenstein;
  • Participate in meetings and conferences;
  • Contribute to the press review.

Qualifications or special requirements:

  • A master degree in relevant studies
  • Excellent knowledge of English, French and German (working languages of the Delegation);
  • Good knowledge of the Swiss political and economic system, as well as of European institutions;

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 - Funded traineeship – PPI

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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