Funded traineeship for young graduates at the EU Delegation to the Republic of Mauritius and to the Republic of Seychelles

19.04.2022 Expired

The deadline for submitting applications is 01/05/2022

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 the Republic of Mauritius and the Republic of Seychelles?


We offer:

Two traineeships of up to 6 months within the Political, Press and Information Section of the EU Delegation to Mauritius, starting in May/June and November 2022.

Two traineeships in the Political, Press and Information Section (PPI) as follows:

  • from May/June 2022 to November/December 2022
  • from November 2022 to May 2023

The Political, Press and Information Section of the Delegation of the European Union to the Republic of Mauritius and to the Republic of Seychelles is responsible for the following activities:

  • Prepare annual Article 8 Political Dialogue and other political meetings
  • Uphold, defend and disseminate the position of the European Union in diverse areas in Mauritius and Seychelles
  • Maintain a wide network of contacts and keeping itself informed about the situation in Mauritius and Seychelles
  • Inform the relevant stakeholders about the activities and policies of the European Union and its institutions
  • Elaborate the Communication strategy of the Delegation around its values and its activities in Mauritius, Seychelles and the region through the Indian Ocean Commission with the support of other relevant sections
  • Coordinate and implement cultural diplomacy activities of the Delegation (in particular the annual European Film Festival)
  • Monitor EU visibility in the local/regional media
  • Distribute press releases to the local/regional media in Mauritius and Seychelles
  • Prepare and distribute the daily press reviews to our HQ and EU resident and non-resident Member States
  • Update the Delegation's website and social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube)
  • he Head of the Section participates in regular coordination meetings with EU Member States and members of the government and share reports with our HQ.

Main tasks:

  • Conducting research and analysing information (political, economic, social developments in Mauritius, Seychelles and the region)
  • Drafting the Daily Press Review concerning Mauritius, Seychelles and the region
  • Helping in organisation of public, cultural and visibility events, seminars and conferences, etc.
  • Updating content for the Delegation's social media platforms (Facebook/Twitter)
  • Other tasks set by the Head of Section

We look for:

Qualifications or special requirements:

  • Due to the very evolutive context of the COVID-19 pandemic, only applicants currently residing in Mauritius will be considered.
  • At least a Bachelor's level in any of the following fields: International Relations, Political Sciences, Law, Communication or Public Administration
  • Fluency in English and French

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 - Name/PPI 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 Mauritius 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.