Compulsory traineeship for students at the EU Delegation to Mexico

06.06.2022 Expired

The deadline for submitting applications is 17/06/2022.


Are you a university student interested in international relations?  Is a working experience part of your course?  Are you curious to learn more about work of a diplomatic mission and how the EU Delegation represents EU interests and values in Mexico?

We offer:

A traineeship of up to 6 months for students undertaking a compulsory traineeship as a part of their studies, within the Political, Press and Information Section of the EU Delegation to Mexico, starting in September 2022.

Under the supervision and mentoring of a Trainee’s supervisor, this compulsory traineeship will provide a solid and meaningful learning content, notably by the prior identification of the specific skills to be acquired in relation with the studies of the candidates.

Main tasks:

  • Daily monitoring of the Mexican media;
  • Contributing to political reporting on issues relevant for EU-Mexico relations (incl. bilateral, regional, global developments);
  • Conducting research and analysis of specific topic as needed and preparing speaking points for conferences, seminars etc.;
  • Attending events and reporting on them
  • Supporting the organisation of visits or events in Mexico including public diplomacy activities;
  • Drafting notes about EU coordination meetings or other meetings, in particular related to human rights.

We look for:

Qualifications or special requirements:

  • Relevant University studies, e.g. in international relations, political science or EU affairs;
  • Very good command of Spanish and English (oral and written);
  • Good knowledge of EU affairs, Mexican politics and regional affairs of relevance to Mexico.
  • Ability to conduct political analysis of developing events;
  • Capacity to work under pressure at times

How to apply?

Candidates must apply to the e-mail address and send the following documents:

Please mention in the subject of your e-mail: Compulsory Traineeship - Political, Press and 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 compulsory traineeships (Article 9 of the Decision ADMIN(2017)28 - Unpaid compulsory traineeships for students already residing and studying in the host country).

All costs related to travel inside the country of residence, visa, insurance, accommodation and living expenses must be borne by either the trainee or the University.

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 who are already residing in the country of assignment must provide proof that they will be covered against the risk of a pandemic and the costs of repatriation.

The traineeship can only be offered in compliance with the local legislation. In assessing the applications received, account will need to be taken of the current sanitary situation and its effects on traineeship possibilities.

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.