Funded traineeship for young graduates at the EU Delegation to India

29.08.2022 Expired

The deadline for submitting applications is 09/09/2022.

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 Press and Information Section of the EU Delegation to India, starting in November 2022.

The Press and Information Section deals with all matters relating to media and visibility and works closely with all other Sections of the Delegation. The Section also deals with cultural affairs.

Main tasks:

  • Draft press reviews
  • Assist in drafting press releases
  • Assist in managing social media handles
  • Assist in preparing and carrying out projects, including European Film Festival, EU Goes to School, cultural events
  • Assist in preparing collaterals including brochures etc
  • Relevant Budget and administration related activities
  • Any other relevant activity under the section

We look for:

Qualifications or special requirements:

  • Keen interest in working with media, cultural space and the EU
  • Knowledge of the media landscape in India
  • Good knowledge of use of social media
  • Good written and verbal skills
  • Knowledge of EU institutions and EU India is an asset
  • Communication/ editorial/ marketing 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 - P&I 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.