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EU Delegation to South Africa Funded Traineeship 2019 for Young Graduates

Are you a young graduate interested in international relations and committed to EU values? Are you curious to learn more about work of a diplomatic mission and how the EU Delegation represents EU interests and values in South Africa?

Application Deadline: 31st May 2019

Type: Internship


Special requirements:

  • Holder of at least a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations, Law, Social Studies, Politics, Economics or similar subject.
  • Excellent English, written and spoken.
  • Excellent writing and research skills.
  • Commitment, ability to complete tasks on schedule, willingness to learn and to contribute to the activities of the Delegation.

Additional qualifications that would be an asset:

  • Additional degree in another field
  • Past experiences in South Africa or other countries in the region

Number of Awards: Not specified

Value of Award: 

  • traineeship of up to 6 months within the Political, Information and Communication (POIC) Section of the EU Delegation to the Republic of South Africa, starting in July 2019.

Main tasks:

Contribute to the Delegation’s important work on EU – South Africa relations in the respective thematic field, specifically:

  • Analyze the current and foreseen dynamics of EU/South Africa partnership.
  • Monitor political developments in SA and SA foreign affairs, and contribute to drafting political reports under the guidance of the staff of the section.
  • Conduct short-term and longer term research on specific issues of interest in the fields of foreign affairs, domestic political affairs, human rights.
  • Collate information on EU legislation and politics of relevance to SA for dissemination to the wider public.
  • Attend and report on public events, seminars, conferences.
  • Administrative support to public diplomacy events, visits organized by the Delegation, and visits from Headquarters.

Duration of Award: 6 months

How to Apply: Please send the following documents to the e-mail address: [email protected]

Please mention in the subject of your e-mail: Funded Traineeship – POIC

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