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 March 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
The European Union (EU) has a long tradition of offering traineeship opportunities in EU Delegations around the world.
Traineeships are essentially established for the benefit of students and young graduates. It is an educational project that does not foresee any contractual or employment relationship with the Delegation.
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.
Who can apply?
Depending on a specific pillar, traineeships in EU Delegations are open to:
- citizens from Member States of the EU
- citizens from candidate countries which signed an accession agreement with the EU
- citizens from the host country
- For funded traineeships, applicants must have graduated from a university or equivalent higher-education establishment with at least a Bachelor’s level
- For unfunded compulsory traineeships, applicants shall be 3rd ,4th or 5th year students of a University or another higher-education establishment.
In order for the trainee to fully benefit from the traineeship and to be able to follow meetings and perform adequately, candidates must have the capacity to speak in the working language of the EU Delegation. Knowledge of the official language of the host country would be an asset.
Previous experience in the EU Institutions
Please note that applications will not be accepted from candidates who have already benefited from any kind of training (paid or unpaid) or employment for more than 6 weeks within an EU institution, body, agency or office.
When publishing a call for expression of interest, Delegations may add specific requirements relevant to the offered position.
The selection process is managed at Delegation’s level.
Detailed information about the eligibility criteria and the selection process
How to apply?
Candidates must apply to the e-mail address [email protected](link sends e-mail) 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 .
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 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, 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 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 cancelled 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 apply if a selected candidate is unable to reach the country of assignment.