European Union External Action

Funded traineeship for young graduates at the EU Delegation to Ukraine - Trade and Economic Section

05/06/2020 - 15:50
Traineeships in Delegations

The deadline for submitting applications is 3 July 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 Trade and Economic 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.

Trade and Economic Section of the Delegation of the European Union in Ukraine is a small (5 persons) but dynamic and strategic section. Its main task is to monitor trade and eliminate trade barriers between the EU and Ukraine. It is responsible for the implementation of the Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area between the EU and Ukraine. The section is also involved in the negotiation and implementation of the balance of payment support to Ukraine (Macro-Financial Assistance).

Main tasks:

  • to carry out research tasks (including simple economic and data analysis and/or simple legal research);
  • to attend and report on events;
  • to contribute to the drafting of papers;
  • to update the EU Delegation's website (trade and economic part), English and Ukrainian versions;
  • to update the section's databases, to polish the section's presentations, etc.

Qualifications or special requirements:

  • Bachelor degree in economics and related field (e.g. finance) or law;
  • Native Ukrainian speaker or excellent knowledge of Ukrainian language;
  • Excellent command of English;
  • Excellent command of office tools, and in particular of Word, Excel (including graphic tools) and PowerPoint; Proven interest for EU affairs;
  • Autonomy and rigorousness;

How to apply?

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

Please mention in the subject of your e-mail: Funded Traineeship - Trade and Economic 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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