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Funded traineeships for young graduates at the Delegation of the European Union to Canada

17.08.2022 Expired
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The deadline for submitting applications is 29/08/2022 at 10:00 am Eastern Time. The deadline for submitting applications is 29/08/2022 at 10:00 am Eastern Time.

Are you a young graduate interested in international relations? Are you curious to learn more about work of a diplomatic mission and how the Delegation represents the interests and values of the European Union in Canada?

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We offer:

Two traineeships of 6 months in the following sections of the EU Delegation to Canada, starting in October 2022:

  • One (1) traineeship in the Political and Public Affairs Section (PPA):

Main tasks:

  • Prepare the daily Press Review
  • Support the Section’s research and reporting on topical issues in EU-Canada relations
  • Assist in developing social media content for the Delegation’s social media pages
  • Support the preparation and implementation of public diplomacy activities of the Delegation
  • Support in consular coordination with EU Member States
  • Other ad hoc tasks to support the work of the PPA

 

  • One (1) traineeship in the Trade and Economic Section (TES):

Main tasks:

  • Prepare the daily Press Review
  • Support the section's research and reporting on Canadian economic, trade and environment/climate policies.
  • Support colleagues in monitoring the implementation of the EU-Canada Comprehensive Trade and Economic Agreement (CETA), including through research of CETA business success stories
  • Contribute to promoting EU-Canada cooperation on environment/climate, trade or economic issues.
  • Other ad hoc tasks to support the work of TES

 

We look for:

Eligibility criteria:

  • Canadian citizens, nationals from an EU Member State or from States which have signed an accession agreement with the EU
  • young graduates with at least a Bachelor Diploma (or equivalent, sanctioning 3 or 4 years of undergraduate-level university studies)
  • maximum one (1) year of professional experience
  • no previous experience of more than six weeks in the EU Institutions

Qualifications or special requirements:

  • At the moment, Delegation staff come into the office 4 days a week (with teleworking allowed on Thursdays) and applicants must be ready to follow this schedule. The Delegation’s working arrangement will be reviewed if necessary, in full compliance with public COVID-19 pandemic health guidelines.

 

  • For the traineeship in the Political and Public Affairs section:
  • Demonstrated interest in the areas of international relations, communications and diplomacy or background in the fields of international relations, politics or communications
  • Academic knowledge or professional experience of the Canadian political landscape an asset
  • Excellent analytical and writing skills
  • Excellent command of written and spoken English and French
  • Good knowledge of common social media tools
  • Individual drive and team spirit
  • Ability to work in a multicultural environment

 

  • For the traineeship in the Trade and Economic section:
  • Demonstrated interest in the area of economics, trade or background in the fields of international relations, international economics, international trade and/or business administration
  • Academic knowledge or experience related to EU-Canada environment/climate, trade or economic relations an asset
  • Excellent analytical and writing skills
  • Excellent command of written and spoken English and French
  • Individual drive and team spirit
  • Ability to work in a multicultural environment

How to apply?

Candidates must apply to the e-mail address delegation-canada-traineeship@eeas.europa.eu and send the following documents:

Please mention in the subject of your e-mail: Funded Traineeship - Name/Acronym of the 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.

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.