Funded traineeship for young graduates at the EU Delegation to Iceland

15.07.2022 Expired

The deadline for submitting applications is 31/07/2022.

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 Iceland?


We offer:

A traineeship of up to 6 months within the Political Affairs, Press and Information Section of the EU Delegation to Iceland, starting in September 2022.

The Political, Press & Information Section's main tasks are to facilitate the development of political and economic relations between the EU and Iceland and to inform the general public and other specific audiences about various EU related matters.

Main tasks:

  • Tasks related to the political affairs, press and information functions of the Section
  • Support to analysis and reporting of significant political developments in Iceland, including in the areas of domestic politics and foreign and security policies.
  • Conducting research on political, press and information aspects and assisting in the drafting of briefings.
  • Assisting with informing Icelandic target groups (general public, relevant authorities, academia, civil society, etc.) on EU-Iceland relations
  • Assisting with the management of the Delegation's social media (website, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.)
  • Support to the organisational and logistical aspects of the Delegation’s public diplomacy activities
  • Translation of articles, academic input, etc. from Icelandic to English (and vice-versa).
  • Attending and reporting on relevant conferences, seminars, etc.
  • In addition, specific project(s) may be pursued during the traineeship, subject to the terms and conditions of the traineeship agreement


We look for:

Qualifications or special requirements:

  • Due to the evolving context of the COVID-19 pandemic, only applicants residing in Iceland will be considered.
  • Young graduate, having at least a Bachelor Diploma in relevant disciplines (International Affairs, European Affairs, Political Science, Journalism, Law, etc.).
  • A good knowledge of spoken and written Icelandic would be a strong asset.


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 - Political Affairs, 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 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 Iceland 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.

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.