Funded traineeship for young graduates at the EU Delegation to Ukraine

01.07.2022 Expired

The deadline for submitting applications is 30/09/2022.

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 Ukraine?


We offer:

A traineeship of up to 5 months within the Traineeship Trade and Economic Section of the EU Delegation to Ukraine, starting in November 2022.

Trade and Economic Section of the Delegation of the European Union in Ukraine is a small but dynamic and strategic section. Its main task is to monitor trade and eliminate trade barriers between the EU and Ukraine. It is responsible for the implementation of the Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area between the EU and Ukraine. The section is also involved in the negotiation and implementation of the balance of payment support to Ukraine (Macro-Financial Assistance).

Main tasks:

  • To carry out research tasks (including simple economic and data analysis and/or simple legal research);
  • To attend and report on events;
  • To contribute to the drafting of papers;
  • To update the EU Delegation's website (trade and economic part), English and Ukrainian versions;
  • To update the section's databases, to polish the section's presentations, etc.

We look for:

Qualifications or special requirements:

  • Due to the current crisis, only applicants currently residing in Kyiv will be considered
  • Bachelor degree in economics, law or a related field (e.g. finance);
  • Native Ukrainian speaker;
  • Excellent command of English, both orally and in writing;
  • Excellent command of MS Office tools, and in particular of Word, Excel (including graphic tools) and PowerPoint;
  • Proven interest for EU affairs and motivation to further Ukraine’s European integration;
  • Autonomy and rigorousness

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 - Traineeship Trade and Economic 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.

EU candidates currently residing in Kyiv 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.