Funded traineeship for young graduates at the EU Delegation to Kenya

08.09.2022 Expired

The deadline for submitting applications is 16/09/2022

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 Kenya?


We offer:

A traineeship of 6 months within the DHoD and Trade Section of the EU Delegation to Kenya, starting in November 2022.

Main tasks:

  • General support to the Deputy Head of Delegation
  • Support with:
    • the organisation and reporting of the monthly meetings of the European Union Consuls, including Schengen Cooperation
    • tasks related to protocol
  • Support to the Trade section
    • With the organisation of the EU-Kenya Trade and Investment Conference
  • Any other trade related activity


We look for:

Qualifications or special requirements:

  • Hold a university degree, and have a proven interest in the field of Social Sciences, Economy and/or Administration
  • Be at least in the second year of university studies in a field related to Social Sciences, Economy and/or Administration
  • Strong analytical and writing skills
  • Be a team player and good communicator;
  • Be hard working and see the internship as an opportunity for personal development;
  • Familiarity with the way the EU works is an advantage but not essential;
  • Knowledge of a second European language besides English is 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 - DHoD-TRADE


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.