Funded traineeship for young graduates at the EU Delegation to Rwanda

23.02.2022 Expired

The deadline for submitting applications is 15/03/2022


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 Rwanda?

We offer:

A traineeship of 6 months within the Political, Press and information/Cooperation Section of the EU Delegation to Rwanda, starting in June 2022.

The PPI section follows political developments in Rwanda and the region, develops the public diplomacy programme of the Delegation, coordinates political relations with EU Member States advisors, deals with press and communication matters (including social media) and produces daily press reviews. In addition, you would help the Operations section in managing projects in the area of Human Rights and governance.

Main tasks:

  • Coordination and support with public diplomacy programme and events organized by the Delegation
  • Development of content for the Delegation’s webpage and social media
  • Ad hoc research, analysis and project management, on political and economic developments or cooperation matters (HR & governance)
  • Participation and note taking in internal and external meetings or events

We look for:

Qualifications or special requirements:

  • University degree in Political or Social Science, in International relations, in Economics or in Law.
  • Excellent command of English (C2 Level) and good knowledge of 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 - PPI/Coop 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.