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Funded traineeship for young graduates at the EU Delegation to the United Nations and other International Organisations in Geneva - Economic Section

European External Action Service (EEAS)

07.05.2024 Expired Teaser The deadline for submitting applications is 02/06/2024

Text 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 a multilateral context in Geneva?

We offer:
A traineeship of up to 6 months within the Economic Affairs, Development, Environment and Digital Section of the EU Delegation to the UN in Geneva, starting in September 2024.

Main tasks:

  • Assist the Head of Section and Section colleagues in their daily work in relation to the UN agencies and bodies under their purview – UNECE, ITU, UNCTAD, WIPO, UNEP, WMO – as well as any other entity as might prove necessary, e.g. WEF, ITC, etc.
  • Assist in the preparation of meetings, e.g. research and the drafting of statements.
  • Draft reports following meetings and conferences and summarizing newly issued reports.
  • Assist in the preparation of official visits.
  • General logistics support.

We look for:
Qualifications or special requirements:

  • Excellent drafting skills in English; knowledge of French would be a strong advantage.
  • knowledge of the workings of the European Union and of the United Nations (in particular its economic entities) would be strong advantages.

How to apply?
Candidates must apply to the e-mail address [email protected] and send the following documents:

  • A detailed standard Europass curriculum vitae (CV) (CVs in other format will not be considered)
  • 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/Acronym of the Section; you may only apply to 1 traineeship per delegation, however based on your profile, the delegation could offer you a traineeship in another section

Important information to read before applying
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 travels, 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 candidates are not able to present the required documents, their application will be rejected.

The traineeships can only be offered in compliance with the local legislation as well as the legislation of the country of origin.
Citizens from EU Member states:

  • must provide proof that they will be covered against the risk of a pandemic and the costs of repatriation;
  • must hold a relevant entrance visa and / or temporary residence permit where applicable, based on the traineeship agreement, the duration of the traineeship, and in compliance with the local legislation.

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European External Action Service (EEAS)

EEAS Building, 9A Rond Point Schuman, 1046 Brussels

The EEAS is the European Union's diplomatic service. It helps the EU's foreign affairs chief – the High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy – carry out the Union's Common Foreign and Security Policy.

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