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EU Delegation Funded Traineeship 2023 To The Republic Of South Africa

Application Deadline:  April 25, 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 the Republic of South Africa ?

traineeship of up to 6 months within the Political, Press and Information Section of the EU Delegation to the Republic of South Africa, starting in June 2023.

The traineeship will be based in the Political, Press and Information Section. It will contribute to the Delegation’s work on EU – South Africa relations in the respective thematic field.  The trainee will also work together with colleagues in the other Sections of the EU Delegation, as relevant and appropriate.

  • At least a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations, Law, Social Studies, Politics, Economics or similar subject.
  • Excellent English, written and spoken.
  • Excellent writing and research skills.
  • Commitment and ability to complete tasks within set deadlines.
  • Motivation to learn and contribute to the activities of the EU Delegation.

Additional qualifications that would be an asset:

  • Additional degree in another field
  • Ability to communicate efficiently in multiple languages (South Africa official languages, EU official languages).
Main tasks:
  • Analyse the current and foreseen dynamics of EU/South Africa partnership.
  • Monitor political developments in SA and SA foreign affairs, and contribute to drafting political reports under the guidance of the staff of the section.
  • Conduct short-term and longer-term research on specific issues of interest in the fields of foreign affairs, domestic political affairs, human rights.
  • Collate information on EU legislation and politics of relevance to SA for dissemination to the wider public.
  • Attend and report on public events, seminars and conferences.
  • Administrative support to public diplomacy events, visits organized by the Delegation, and visits from Headquarters.
  • Support social media efforts of the delegation and section by proposing and drafting social media posts.
  • Support the section in coordination with EU Member States, including by preparing and reporting on meetings held with EU counsellors.
  • Support the EU Delegations alumni efforts by following up on the EU Alumni strategy and making recommendations, and management of alumni platform (updating content etc.) and database.
How to Apply

andidates must apply to the e-mail address [email protected] and send the following documents:

Please mention in the subject of your e-mail: Funded Traineeship – Name/P&I Section – EU Delegation to South Africa

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