Funded traineeship for young graduates at the EU Delegation to Cambodia

14.03.2023 Expiring soon

The deadline for submitting applications is 17 April 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 Cambodia?


We offer:

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

In this position you will be to dealing with political and human rights issues as well as with press and public diplomacy issues.

Main tasks:

  • Redact daily press review
  • Gather and monitor daily incoming news and information
  • Gather and monitor Khmer social media
  • Analyse political and human rights developments
  • Assist in political reporting
  • Draft background notes on specific issues
  • Develop content for the different EU Delegation social media platforms and website
  • Support the preparation and implementation of communication and public diplomacy activities
  • Attend conferences, seminars and meetings and take minutes of them
  • Contribute to administrative tasks as required


We look for:

Qualifications or special requirements:

  • Taking into account the local health and security conditions, applicants currently residing in Cambodia will only be considered.
  • Diploma in political science, international relations, European affairs, public affairs, journalism, communication or law
  • Interest in and preferably prior knowledge of  EU institutional framework and policies
  • Interest in and preferably prior knowledge of Cambodian and ASEAN political affairs
  • Self-motivation and ability to work autonomously
  • Ability to observe discretion when dealing with sensitive issues and handle them in a responsible manner.
  • Excellent analytical and drafting skills in English
  • Excellent communication skills in English
  • Excellent Khmer language skills is considered to be an advantage


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 - Name/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 travels, 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.

The traineeships can only be offered in compliance with the local legislation as well as the legislation of the country of origin.

Citizens from EU Member states:

  • must provide proof that they will be covered against the risk of a pandemic and the costs of repatriation;
  • must undertake to apply for a relevant entrance visa and / or temporary residence permit where applicable,  based on the traineeship agreement, the duration of the traineeship, and in compliance with the local legislation.

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 context of the COVID-19 in the host country as well as in the country of origin where applicable.