European Union External Action

Compulsory traineeship for students at the EU Delegation to Singapore

29/07/2020 - 17:00
Traineeships in Delegations

The deadline for submitting applications is 11th of September 2020

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 Singapore?

What we offer?

A traineeship of up to 6 months for students undertaking a compulsory traineeship as a part of their studies, within the Political Press and Information Section of the EU Delegation to Singapore, starting in October 2020, subject to respect to the local legislation.

Under the supervision and mentoring of an Administrator, this compulsory traineeship will provide a solid and meaningful learning content, notably by the prior identification of the specific skills to be acquired in relation with the studies of the candidates.

The Political, Press and Information Section of the Delegation of the European Union to Singapore is in charge of following political developments in Singapore and the region, and to communicate on developments in the EU. The Section also covers relations with the press and cultural diplomacy.

Main tasks:

  • Contribute to reporting on political developments in Singapore and in its relations with foreign partners (e.g. by conducting research and drafting papers on various policy issues, attending seminars, press conferences, etc. as requested
  • Assist in the organisation of meetings and events hosted at the Delegation
  • Draft minutes of meetings.

Qualification or special requirements:

  • Excellent background in politics and international relations, or a very strong proven capacity for one of those fields,
  • Specific knowledge of Singapore’s economy and/or foreign policy,
  • Fluency in English is required.

How to apply?

Please send the following documents to the e-mail address: delegation-singapore-internships@eeas.europa.eu:

Please mention in the subject of your e-mail: Compulsory Traineeship – PPI Section

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.

The Delegation informs that even if our Headquarters confirm the eligibility of the selected application, traineeships could be postponed, suspended or even cancelled considering the very evolving context of the COVID-19 outbreak in the host country as well as in the country of origin.