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APPLY NOW: Fully-funded graduate traineeship at the EU in Rwanda

The deadline for submitting applications is 10/09/2021

By European Union External Action Service (EEAS)

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:

traineeship of  6 months within the Political, Press and Information Section of the EU Delegation to Rwanda, starting in November 2021.

The 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

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
  • Participation and note taking in internal and external meetings or events

We look for:

Qualifications or special requirements:

  • In assessing the applications received, account will need to be taken of the COVID-19 situation and its possible effects on access possibilities to Rwanda and thus candidates currently residing in Rwanda might be preferred
  • University degree in Political Science, in Economics, in Law or in Communication
  • Excellent command of English (C2 Level) and good knowledge of French.

How to apply?

Candidates must apply to the e-mail address delegation-rwanda-press@eeas.europa.eu(link sends e-mail) and send the following documents:

  • A detailed standard Europass curriculum vitae (CV) (CVs in other format will not be considered)
  • a cover letter describing why you want to participate in a EU traineeship
  • and an application form

Please mention in the subject of your e-mail: Funded Traineeship – PPI 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.

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