Funded traineeship for young graduates at the EU Delegation to India

24.06.2022 Expired

The deadline for submitting applications is 15/07/2022.

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 India?


We offer:

A traineeship of up to 6 months within the Political Affairs (POL) Section of the EU Delegation to India, starting in September 2022.

Main tasks:

  • Draft contributions to minutes, briefs, briefing books, and speeches
  • Draft contribution to reporting
  • Draft reports on events/seminars/working groups with member states.
  • Other tasks that might come up, including commanded by circumstances


We look for:

Qualifications or special requirements:

  • Graduate in one of the following: PPE, International relations, Political science and studies, Human rights, Asia or South Asia studies, European Studies.
  • Keen interest in working with an Embassy's Political section
  • Excellent written and verbal skills
  • Ability to research and cross check information, display of analytical and critical sense. 
  • Knowledge of EU institutions/South Asia/EU-India relations is an asset
  • Diplomatic experience is a plus


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 - POL Section (you may only apply to 1 traineeship per delegation, however based on your profile, the delegation could offer you a traineeship in another 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.