Funded traineeship for young graduates at the EU Delegation to Sudan
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 Sudan?
A traineeship of up to 6 months within the Political Press & Information Section of the EU Delegation to Sudan, starting in November 2021, subject to availability of the budget.
- Organize political meetings
- Organize public diplomacy events
- Monitor the Sudanese media (newspapers, TV and Radio)
- Conduct Political Research
We look for:
Qualifications or special requirements:
- Due to the very evolutive context of the COVID-19 breakthrough, applicants currently residing in Sudan will only be considered, preferably in the nearby of capital Khartoum
- At least a BA in Political Sciences or Economics or Media Studies
- Fluent in English and Arabic
Objectives of traineeships:
Traineeship in EU Delegations should have the following main objectives:
- To provide trainees with a unique experience about the daily work of an EU Delegation while learning about the representation of the EU interests and values outside of the EU;
- To offer trainees the possibility of discovering directly the multicultural, multilingual and multi-ethnic working environment of a Delegation;
- To offer trainees the possibility of applying the knowledge acquired during their studies or their early professional life;
- To create a group of young people with direct experience in the work of the EU outside of its borders and who could become future collaborators of the EEAS or other EU Institutions.
Based on the Decision ADMIN(2017)28 of 22.12.2017 on the Rules related to Traineeships in the Delegations of the European Union and the Decision ADMIN(2020) 50 of 3 December 2020, traineeships are offered under four different pillars:
- Funded traineeship for young graduates with less than one year of professional experience;
- Unfunded compulsory traineeship for students already residing and studying in the host country;
- Traineeship for students of national administration schools of Member States;
- Traineeship for trainee civil servants of an administration in a Member State as part of their compulsory professional training.
Important information to read before applying
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.
EU candidates currently residing in the host country must provide proof that they will be covered against the risk of a pandemic and the costs of repatriation.
The traineeships can only be offered in compliance with the local legislation as well as the legislation of the country of origin. In assessing the applications received, the account will need to be taken of the COVID-19 situation and its possible effects on access possibilities to the country of assignment and thus candidates currently residing in the country of assignment might be preferred.
The Delegation informs that even if our Headquarters confirm the eligibility of the selected candidate, traineeships could be postponed, suspended, or even canceled considering the very evolving context of the COVID-19 outbreak in the host country as well as in the country of origin. The same rule applies if a selected candidate is unable to reach the country of assignment.
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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 – Political, Press & Information Section.
The deadline for submitting applications is 09/10/2021