Funded traineeship for young graduates at the EU Delegation to the Republic of Moldova

04.04.2022 Expired

Deadline extended: 2nd May

The deadline for submitting applications is 22 April 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 Moldova?



A traineeship of up to 6 months within the Political, Press and Information Section of the EU Delegation to the Republic of Moldova, starting in June 2022.

The EU Delegation works on the implementation of the EU-Moldova Association Agreement with the objectives of political association and economic integration between partners. The Delegation promotes democratic values, and supports the implementation of key reforms in the field of rule of law and resilient society in line with the EU Global Strategy and the EU Strategic Compass. The Political, Press and Information Section monitors, analyses and reports political, economic and social developments in the Republic of Moldova. The Section engages with the country’s political actors, authorities, stakeholders and civil society, and promotes EU values, communication and visibility.

Main tasks:

  • Support the Political Section in monitoring, analysing and reporting political, legal and economic developments in the Republic of Moldova;
  • Gather data and carry out analytical tasks through independent research on specific issues in the fields of law, domestic political and economic affairs;
  • Attend and report on events, seminars, conferences, support the Delegation’s activities on visibility;
  • Contribute to organising events, meetings and visits;
  • Carry out any other assignments as instructed by the Head of Section


Qualifications or special requirements:

  • Due to the evolutive context of the COVID-19 breakthrough, only applicants currently residing in the Republic of Moldova will only be considered
  • At least Bachelor’s degree in political science, international relations, economics or law;
  • Excellent knowledge of English and fluency in Romanian are required;
  • Demonstrated interest in European Union policies, international cooperation or regional politics;
  • ood understanding of the Moldovan legal system and experience in research are assets;
  • Fluency in Russian is an asset.


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

Please mention in the subject of your e-mail: Funded Traineeship - PPI (you may only apply to 1 traineeship per delegation, however based on your profile, the delegation could offer you a traineeship in another section).


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 Moldova 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.

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.