Funded traineeship for young graduates at the EU Delegation to Botswana and SADC

23.01.2023 Expired

The deadline for submitting applications is 15th February 2023

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 Botswana?


We offer:

A traineeship of up to 6 months within the Press, Political and Information Section of the EU Delegation to Botswana, starting in May 2023.

The Political, Press and Information Section consists of the Head of Section, a Press Officer and a Secretary. Its tasks include political reporting, drafting press reviews, organising events and meetings, managing social media, among others. It works closely with the other sections of the Delegation, such as the Cooperation Section.


Main tasks:

  • Monitor the political developments in Botswana and relevant to SADC, including related data research, drafting and reporting
  • Monitor social media with regard to relevant political, economic, and social developments
  • Support the Head of Delegation and PPI Section with production of social media content and management of social media accounts
  • Assist with communication strategy and actions
  • Assist in organising events and meetings
  • Assist with preparing Press Reviews
  • Any other tasks assigned by the Head of Delegation


We look for:

Qualifications or special requirements:

  • At least a bachelor Diploma (or equivalent) in Political Science, Africa Studies, Communication, Journalism or related
  • Strong analytical and drafting skills
  • Strong social media and digital communication skills
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Fluent spoken and written English


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: Funded Traineeship - PPI 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.

Non-resident candidates 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.