Funded traineeship for young graduates at the EU Delegation to New Zealand

10.02.2022 Expired

The deadline for submitting applications is 07/03/2022.


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 New Zealand?

We offer:

A traineeship of up to 6 months within the Policy Section of the EU Delegation to New Zealand, starting in April 2022.

The Policy Section covers political, trade & economic as well as press & information. At varying times and to varying degrees, interns will work in all three areas, depending on their experiences, skills and interests.

Main tasks:

  • Research in politics, trade & other areas
  • Press & information tasks, especially social media and newsletter writing
  • Event organisation
  • Support to policy section in drafting & reporting
  • Support to trade and economic section in drafting & reporting

We look for:

Qualifications or special requirements:

  • Due to evolving context of the COVID-19 breakthrough and the closure of the New Zealand border, only applicants currently residing in New Zealand will be considered
  • Recent graduates
  • Knowledge about the European Union or New Zealand, especially political systems and/or trade policy and/or climate action.
  • Experience in event management
  • Experience in social media
  • Ability to work independently and as a team

How to apply?

Candidates must apply to the e-mail address and send the following documents:

  • A detailed standard Europass curriculum vitae (CV)
  • (CVs in other format will not be considered)
  • a cover letter describing why you want to participate in a EU traineeship
  • and an application form

Please mention in the subject of your e-mail: Funded Traineeship – Policy 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 New Zealand 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.