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21/06/2019 - 13:44
Traineeships in Delegations

The deadline for submitting applications is: Friday, 2 August 2019

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 the Republic of Serbia?

What we offer?

A traineeship of up to 6 months within the Political Section of the EU Delegation to the Republic of Serbia, starting as of October 2019.

The Political Section is responsible for following political relations between the EU and the Republic of Serbia.

It monitors elements related political criteria of the accession negotiations, the area of rule of law and fundamental rights and follows Serbia's foreign policy. Its main interlocutors are government officials, members of the parliament, politicians, academic institutions/think tanks, civil society leaders, and foreign diplomats.

The Section is headed by a Head of Section and consists of a team of 7 people.

Main tasks

  • Creating contact lists, mailing lists and keeping them up to date;
  • Short translations and summaries of incoming mail for the political section;
  • Researching and preparing necessary background material on various political, legal and rule of law related matters (Chapters 23 and 24);
  • Organising events and related logistics;   
  • Attending events, conferences, taking notes and reporting back;
  • Drafting invitations, replies to letters, minutes and reports from meetings;
  • Summarising official documents, articles, opinion polls etc;
  • Table and power point presentations on political and legal topics;
  • Filling in for ad hoc and urgent requests;
  • Assisting in monitoring and reporting on Serbia’s progress in meeting criteria of the accession negotiations, particularly related to Chapters 23 (Judiciary and Fundamental rights) and 31 (Foreign, Security and Defence policy).

Qualifications or special requirements:

  • University degree in political sciences, law  or other faculty related to European integration process, i.e. fundamental rights;
  • Fluent in English and Serbian both written and spoken ;
  • Some knowledge of the EU commitments and understanding of the political developments and the European integration process in Serbia;
  •  Good analytical skills and capacity to formulate these in a structured manner;
  • Ability and willingness to work in an international environment ;
  • Ability to deliver good quality work output in tight deadlines;
  • Computer literate with practical experience in Microsoft packages.

How to apply?

Please send the following documents to the e-mail address: DELEGATION SERBIA ADMINISTRATION:

A detailed Europass curriculum vitae (CV): please download from:
•    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 – Political 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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