European Union External Action

Funded traineeship for young graduates at the EU Delegation to the Republic of Tajikistan

16/07/2020 - 16:38
Traineeships in Delegations

The deadline for submitting applications is 10/08/2020

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 Tajikistan?

What we offer?

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

Description of the Section:

The Political Section of the Delegation of the EU to Tajikistan is in charge of developing analysis and recommendations for HQ related to political developments in the country, bilateral and regional relations, foreign and security policy, as well as human rights and fundamental freedoms. The section maintains relations with key stakeholders, support political dialogues, organises events and visits and is responsible for public communication and outreach.

The intern will be fully embedded in the work of the section, receive direct exposure to the EU activities in Tajikistan, and be provided with a unique occasion to understand from inside the work of an EU Delegation in a third country.

Main tasks:

  • Gather, monitor and analyse daily incoming information;
  • Support strategic communication on social media
  • Assist in political reporting;
  • Draft background notes on specific issues;
  • Contribute to administrative and protocol tasks as required;
  • Assist in preparing the daily press review;
  • Attend conferences and seminars upon request and report back;
  • Support organisation of public events.

Qualifications or special requirements:

  • General knowledge and interest in Tajik politics and the human rights situation in Tajikistan;
  • Communication skills, capacity and interest in social media and networking
  • Excellent English language skills;
  • Good Russian and/or Tajik language skills;
  • Excellent analytical and drafting skills;
  • Ability to handle politically sensitive issues in a responsible manner;
  • Motivation

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 - Name - 2020/01 - 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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