Funded traineeship for young graduates at the EU Delegation/Office to the EU Delegation to the International Organisations in Vienna - UN Section

23.05.2024 Expired

The deadline for submitting applications is 07/06/2024 at 23:59.


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 UN  and other International Organisations in Vienna?

We offer:

A traineeship of up to 6 months within the UN Section of the EU Delegation to the International Organisations in Vienna, starting in September 2024.

The UN Section assists the Head of Delegation (HoD) in the performance of his role as Ambassador of the EU towards Vienna-based International Organisations (excluding the OSCE). The Section covers a dense multilateral agenda, inter alia, on nuclear issues, drugs and crime, outer space and sustainable development. The daily tasks of the Section include chairing of EU coordination meetings, conducting outreach to international organisations and third countries, drafting EU statements, representing the EU in international fora, and preparing internal briefing notes as well as reports for the European External Action Service (EEAS) and the European Commission. The UN Section is also actively engaged in public diplomacy efforts showcasing tangible results of EU action in support of the rules-based multilateral system.

Main tasks:

  • Assisting permanent staff in the preparation of meetings and other diplomatic activities.
  • Assisting in the drafting of briefings, reports, statements and other documents.
  • Participating and note-taking in meetings.
  • Assisting in public diplomacy activities.
We look for:

Qualifications or special requirements:

  • A master’s degree in a relevant discipline, e.g. International Politics, European Studies etc.
  • A demonstrated interest in the EU’s external action and international politics, specifically the UN.
  • Experience in the drafting of policy documents, note-taking and drafting of meeting reports.
  • Excellent English language skills.
  • Experience working for a related International Organisation or a diplomatic Mission in that context as well as the ability to work in other UN languages would be assets.
How to apply?

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

Please mention in the subject of your e-mail: Funded Traineeship - Name/Acronym of the 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 travels, 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 candidates are not able to present the required documents, their application will be rejected.

The traineeships can only be offered in compliance with the local legislation as well as the legislation of the country of origin.

Citizens from EU Member states:

  • must provide proof that they will be covered against the risk of a pandemic and the costs of repatriation;
  • must hold a relevant entrance visa and / or temporary residence permit where applicable,  based on the traineeship agreement, the duration of the traineeship, and in compliance with the local legislation.