Funded traineeships for young graduates at the EU Delegation to Israel

02.02.2023 Expired

The deadline for submitting applications is 12/02/2023

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 Israel?


We offer:

Traineeships of up to 6 months within the following sections of the EU Delegation to Israel, starting in Mid -March 2023:

  • 1. Traineeship in the Political, Press and Information Section (PPI):

The Political, Press and Information Section is in charge of overlooking and managing the EU's diplomatic relations with the State of Israel, under the authority of the Head of Delegation. It is responsible for the political reporting and monitoring of the domestic Israeli situation as well as of its role as an occupying power in the Occupied Palestinian Territories, and of the regional dynamics seen from Israel. The section also covers coordination of the implementation of the EU's Human Rights and Democracy Country Strategy in close coordination with EU Member States locally, and leads/chairs a number of EU local coordination meetings (political, consular, Human Rights). In parallel, it is in charge of the overall public communication/PR of the Delegation – in close coordination with the Operational section - and relationship with the media.

Main tasks:

  • Monitor local media and political developments, in particular those affecting EU-IL relations
  • Follow and contribute to reporting on Israeli policy and action with regard to domestic human rights issues and Israeli responsibilities in the occupied Palestinian territory.
  • Contribute as relevant to the preparation and follow-up to the European Neighbourhood programme subcommittees


  • 2. Traineeship in the Cooperation Section (COOP):

The Operations Section is in charge of the conception, elaboration, implementation and evaluation of cooperation strategies and programmes in the framework of EU-IL bilateral cooperation, under the authority of the Head of Delegation.

It is responsible for the design of calls for proposals, preparation and management of human rights and democracy projects (funded under the EU's European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights (EIDHR)), Civil society projects as well as peace-related projects (under the EU peace building Initiative).

The section also manages the institutional cooperation between Public Administrations of EU Member States and Israel (through the Twinning instrument) and follow closely the organisation of Taiex workshops in Israel (TAIEX is the Technical Assistance and Information Exchange instrument of the European Commission). In parallel, the section is in charge of the follow up of Erasmus + projects implemented in Israel. The section is also working towards ensuring a good and wide communication of the outcomes of the EU funded projects implemented in Israel – in close coordination with the Political section.

Main tasks:

  • Support on the design of calls for proposals, preparation and management of projects under the responsibility of the EUDEL
  • Support on the design and preparation of communication activities
  • Attending and organizing events, meetings and working groups related with the work of the section.
  • Drafting minutes of the meetings, as well as speeches for the events.
  • Researching and compiling documentation, reports, consultations, answering queries.  
  • Accompany Operations section project managers for project monitoring missions.


We look for:

Qualifications or special requirements:

  • Excellent knowledge of English
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Knowledge of Hebrew and/or Arabic would be an asset 
  • Previous experience in a diplomatic mission would be an asset


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 - 1. Funded traineeship Political Section, or 2. Funded traineeship Cooperation 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.