Compulsory traineeship for students at the EU Delegation to Uruguay

15.12.2022 Expired

The deadline for submitting applications is 20/01/2023

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 Uruguay?


We offer:

A traineeship of 6 months for students undertaking a compulsory traineeship as a part of their studies, within the Political & Communication Section of the EU Delegation to Uruguay, starting in March  2023.

Under the supervision and mentoring of a Trainee 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:

  • Preparation of a daily press review.
  • Work on the Delegation website and social media pages.
  • Support in the organisation of events.
  • Support in database management.
  • Contacts with the media and others
  • Preparation of and participation in meetings.
  • Preparation of thematic reports and documents
  • Participation in varied events.


We look for:

Qualifications or special requirements:

  • Fluent in Spanish and English (oral and written)
  • Good knowledge of the media landscape and the political situation in Uruguay.
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office, social media and the Internet.


How to apply?

Candidates must apply to the e-mail address 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
  • a University letter requesting a compulsory traineeship
  • and an application form

Please mention in the subject of your e-mail: Compulsory Traineeship -  2023-01 in Communication 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.