Funded traineeship for young graduates at the EU Delegation to Belarus – Political, Economic, Press and Information

Funded traineeship for young graduates at the EU Delegation to Belarus – Political, Economic, Press and Information

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 Belarus?

What offer?

A traineeship of up to 6 months within the Political, Economic, Press and Information Section of the EU Delegation to Belarus, starting in April or May 2020.

The Political, Economic, Press and Information Section of the Delegation is in charge of developing analysis and recommendations for HQ related to :

  • Political, social and economic developments in the country, including issues related to the evolution of civil society and the situation of human rights.
  • Belarus’ foreign and security policies, including within the context of the Eastern Partnership.
  • Sectoral matters notably on trade and energy security.

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

Main tasks:

  • Data gathering and analysis of social and economic indicators in the country.
  • Participate in internal and external meetings/events and report timely about them.
  • Assist the work of the Section as necessary, including with regard to outreach/visibility projects and visits to the Republic of Belarus.
  • Assist in the Section’s research and reporting on domestic issues in the Republic of Belarus.
  • Participate and contribute to the preparation and implementation of public diplomacy activities of the EU Delegation.
  • Assist in the conception and implementation of information and communication products.

Qualifications or special requirements:

  • University degree in international relations, political science, law, sociology, economics or related field.
  • Excellent English language skills.
  • Good Russian language skills, knowledge of Belarusian language would be an asset.
  • Good analytical and drafting skills.
  • Proven interest for EU affairs and neighbourhood policies.
  • Knowledge of Republic of Belarus’ institutional system and political landscape would be an asset.
  • Capacity to work in a team with attention to details.

How to apply?

Please send the following documents to the e-mail address:
[email protected](link sends e-mail)

  • 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 – Political, Economic, Press and Information

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.