UNDP internships offer a small group of outstanding graduate-level students the opportunity to acquire direct exposure to UNDP's work. Apply now!


Organization: UNDP (United Nations Development Programme) works in nearly 170 countries and territories, helping to achieve the eradication of poverty, and the reduction of inequalities and exclusion. It helps countries to develop policies, leadership skills, partnering abilities, institutional capabilities and build resilience in order to sustain development results  


Duty Station: UNDP country office/regional center or at the organization's Headquarters in New York


Open to: Graduate students


Timeframe: Internship assignments vary in length according to the availability and academic requirements of the intern, as well as the needs of UNDP. Assignments are available on a part-time and full-time basis throughout the year


Deadline: If present, specified for each internship assignment


Job description: The internships with UNDP are designed to complement development-oriented studies with practical experience in various aspects of multilateral technical cooperation, but also complement other international studies, including law. Assignments vary greatly in terms of content. Every attempt is made to match the interests of the intern with the needs of the organization. The purpose of internships is not to lead to further employment with UNDP but, as already mentioned, to complement an intern's studies. However, a number of interns, having completed their studies and met the necessary requirements, have gone on to further assignments with the UNDP or elsewhere in the United Nations system.

Check here the current vacancies



- enrollment in a graduate-level degree programme in a development related field such as economics, public or business administration, or environmental studies. Only those students who will return to their studies upon completion of their internship assignments are eligible

- demonstrated interest in the field of development

- language skills: written and spoken proficiency in at least one, and preferably two of the three working languages used by UNDP: English, French and Spanish. Fluency in Arabic, Portuguese, Russian or Eastern European language is an asset

- interest in global mobility; adaptability to varied physical and other environments; desire to work with and gain the confidence and respect of people with different language, national and cultural backgrounds

- respect for the principles of the United Nations Charter and the UNDP Statement of Purpose


Wage/fees: The internships are not paid. All the costs associated must be borne by the nominating institution, by a related institution or government which may provide the required financial assistance to its students; or by the students themselves


Application process: The selection for the internships is fully decentralized within UNDP. All internships are advertised on UNDP's jobs site at http://jobs.undp.org/. You can choose your internship and then submit the application electronically along with an uploaded resume


Useful links:


UNDP website


Contact information:

Click here


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The United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute accepts interns throughout the year. There are different positions open now: discover more and apply for one (or more) of them!


Organization: UNICRI is a United Nations entity established in 1965 to support countries worldwide in preventing crime and facilitating criminal justice. UNICRI supports governments and the international community at large in tackling criminal threats to social peace, development and political stability


Duty Station: Turin and Rome


Open to: Students enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree) or students enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme


Timeframe: Three semesters: Spring, Summer and Fall. Duration from 2 up to 6 months


Deadline: September (start in January) – February (start in June) – May (start in September)


Job description: The objective of the internship programme is to enhance the educational experience of qualified students from diverse academic backgrounds through practical work assignments and on-the-job experience, to expose them to the work of the United Nations and to provide UNICRI with the assistance of highly qualified students specialized in various professional fields. Upon completion of the internship the interns are required to prepare a report on their activities. The supervisors of the interns are requested to certify the content of the report. Interns carry out their assignments according to the schedule of working hours agreed upon with their supervisors. The programme is normally full-time

Click here to find out all the current internship openings



See the qualifications required for each internship opening (click “Reference number” to open the attached file). Those who graduated with a university degree (bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees), if selected, must commence the internship within a one-year period of graduation


Wage/fees:  UNICRI will not bear any cost for the internship and all expenses connected with it must be borne by the intern


Application process: The application form specifically designed for the chosen internship programme must be downloaded and duly completed, then submitted, preferably via email, to: internshipunicri.it.

Alternatively, a hard copy of the application can be mailed or faxed to:

UNICRI - Internship Coordinator

Viale Maestri del Lavoro, 10, 10127 Turin, ITALY

Fax: +39-011-63 13 368

Applications must indicate the Internship Opening reference number. Applications that do not quote the reference number and/or are received after the deadline will not be considered. Shortlisted candidates shall be contacted for telephone interview. A separate application is necessary for each internship opening


Useful links:

UNICRI website

More info about the Internship Programme


Contact information:


Viale Maestri del Lavoro, 10

10127 Turin, Italy

Tel.: (+39) 011 6537 111

Fax: (+39) 011 6313 368



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The National Democratic Institute provides young leaders with an opportunity to better understand how the Institute’s programs are designed, implemented, and evaluated. Find out more and apply!


Organization: NDI is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization working to support and strengthen democratic institutions worldwide through citizen participation, openness and accountability in government


Duty Station: Washington D. C.


Open to: Undergraduate and graduate students


Timeframe: 3-6 months


Deadline: Specific for each position or not specified


Job description:

The National Democratic Institute offers paid internship opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students — as well as young professionals — from diverse backgrounds who want to learn about international development focused on democracy and governance.

Interns at work:

- gain substantive professional experience and critical skills for work in the non-profit sector

- attend a three-day hands-on workshop focused on writing, social media, and administrative skills, as well as guidance for post-internship job searches and a technology science fair

- access free in-house training programs — for both job-related and lifelong skills to enhance career opportunities

- receive personal and professional development opportunities including meeting with NDI senior leadership and building future career networks

- attend workshops, lectures, and other in-house events including frequent brown bag lunches with NDI speakers and associated institutions working all over the world

Click here to check the current internship openings



- fluency in oral and written English; additional language skills strongly desirable, particularly Arabic, Russian, Spanish or French

- knowledge and interest in NDI fields of work

- flexibility and good organization skills (team-oriented and multi-tasking)  

See the specific requirements for each opening


Wage/fees:  Most of the internships are usually paid (amount not specified)


Application process: Log in or register to fill in the application form. A resume and a cover letter are required


Useful links:

Internships page

NDI website  


Contact information:

Use this form if you want to reach NDI

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Are you interested in human rights issues? The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights offers graduate students internships throughout the year. Apply now!


Organization: OHCHR represents the world's commitment to universal ideals of human dignity. It has a unique mandate from the international community to promote and protect all human rights. The High Commissioner heads OHCHR and spearheads the United Nations' human rights efforts. OHCHR offers leadership, work objectively, educate and take action to empower individuals and assist States in upholding human rights


Duty Station: The internship programme may be offered at any duty station of the Secretariat designated as a family duty station  


Open to: Graduate students in a field of work of United Nations


Timeframe: Two semesters in a year: January-June and July-December


Deadline: 30 April  – Selection process: May/June    

                31 October – Selection process: November/December  

Job description: This internship is intended to increase the intern's understanding of current human rights issues at the international level and give them an insight into the work of the United Nations and OHCHR in particular. Moreover, it provides OHCHR and the United Nations Human Rights mechanisms with the assistance and the contribution of outstanding young students or graduates. The relationship between the Organization and the intern is one of mutual benefit. Interns are assigned to an organizational unit of OHCHR according to the needs of the Office and their own areas of interest. They are involved in: researching human rights issues, drafting analytical papers and reports, providing substantive and technical servicing of meetings, backstopping fact-finding and technical cooperation activities as well as field operations and supporting other OHCHR activities, depending on the exigencies of the Office. As part of the internship programme, OHCHR endeavours to brief interns through a series of information sessions on human rights issues conducted by staff of the Office



- One of the follow academic requirements: be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher); be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent); if already graduated, must commence the internship, if selected, within a one-year period of graduation

- Study disciplines related to the work of the United Nations, e.g. International Law, Political Science, History, Social Sciences. Preference will be given to those, within these disciplines, who have specialized in human rights issues

- Have a good command of at least two of the six official languages of the United Nations, i.e. English, French, Spanish, Arabic, Russian and Chinese. Drafting ability in either English or French is required


Wage/fees: Interns are not remunerated. Costs and arrangements for travel, visas, accommodation and living expenses are the responsibility of interns or their sponsoring institutions


Application process:

Applicants should submit the following documentation:

- A duly completed, stamped, dated and signed internship application form

- A list of courses taken, transcripts of grades or diplomas

- A written sample of research work or an abstract of academic papers (3-12 pages maximum)

- A proof of enrolment in graduate studies

- A proof of enrolment in a health insurance plan

Selected candidates are normally informed approximately one month before the starting date of the internship. Due to the large number of applicants, OHCHR is unable to inform unsuccessful candidates. Unsuccessful candidates may re-apply for following periods.


Address for applications:

Internship Programme - Internship Coordinator - Administrative Section

Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

Palais des Nations, CH-1211 Geneva 10, Switzerland

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Please send all applications either as scanned documents in PDF format or as WORD attachments and limit the number of documents to two maximum. The naming convention for documents is:

LAST NAME First Name - Application

When applying for an internship, candidates should indicate the semester and the dates of the period for which they wish to be considered


Useful links:

More info and instructions about the internship

OHCHR website  


Contact information:

Click here

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The World Bank provides graduate students with practical experience in global development. Find out more about it and apply for an internship!


Organization: The World Bank has set two ambitious goals: to push extreme poverty to no more 3 percent by 2030, and to promote “shared prosperity” and greater equity in the developing world, promoting income growth of the bottom 40 percent of the population in each country. While poverty has declined rapidly over the past three decades, humanity continues to face urgent and complex challenges. At the same time, rising inequality and social exclusion seems to accompany rising prosperity in many countries. Under these circumstances, the World Bank's overarching mission of a world free of poverty is as relevant today as it has ever been


Duty Station: Washington D.C. (some positions are offered in country offices)


Open to: Graduate students


Timeframe: Two seasons: Summer Internship (June–September) and Winter Internship (December–March). Duration of minimum four weeks  


Deadline: Applications are accepted during the following periods each year: December 1-January 31 for the Summer Internship; October 1–31 for the Winter Internship  


Job description:

The World Bank Group Internship offers highly motivated and successful individuals an opportunity to improve their skills while working in a diverse environment. Interns generally find the experience to be rewarding and interesting. Generally, successful candidates have completed their first year of graduate studies or are already into their PhD programs. This internship typically seeks candidates in the following fields: economics, finance, human development (public health, education, nutrition, population), social science (anthropology, sociology), agriculture, environment, private sector development, as well as other related fields



- Possess an undergraduate degree and be already enrolled in a full-time graduate study program (pursuing a Master's degree or PhD)

- Fluency in English is required; the knowledge of languages such as French, Spanish, Russian, Arabic, Portuguese, and Chinese are advantageous

- Prior relevant work experience and computing skills is a asset


Wage/fees: Hourly salary to all interns. Where applicable, the World Bank provides an allowance towards travel expenses. Interns are responsible for their own living accommodations


Application process:

All applications must be submitted online as soon as the application period is open. Applications submitted after the deadline will not be considered. You will be asked to register for an account and provide an email address. You must complete your application in a single session and will be able to submit it only if you have uploaded all the required documents and answered all the questions.

You must attach the following documents (mandatory) before submitting: Curriculum Vitae (CV), Statement of Interest and Proof of Enrollment in a graduate degree.

Once you submit your application, you will not be able to make any further changes/updates


Useful links:



World Bank website


Contact information:

Click here


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European Agency for the operational management of large-scale IT systems in the area of freedom, security and justice offers paid internships  for recent university graduates who are at the beginning of  their professional career

Organization/Company: The European Agency for the Operational Management of large-scale IT Systems in the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice (eu-LISA) is a newly established EU agency to provide a long-term solution for the operational management of large-scale IT systems, which are essential instruments in the implementation of the asylum, border management and migration policies of the EU.The Agency was established in 2011 (through Regulation (EU) No 1077/2011) and it started its activities on 1 December 2012. The headquarters of eu-LISA are based in Tallinn, Estonia, whilst its operational centre is in Strasbourg, France. There is also a business continuity site for the systems under management based in Sankt Johann im Pongau, Austria.

Duty Station: Tallinn, Estonia

Open To: Recent university graduates

Timeframe: The initial Internship period is offered for 6 months with a possibility of extension up to 12 months.


Deadline: 15 July

Description: The Data Protection Officer (DPO) is responsible for ensuring an independent manner that eu-LISA respects its data protection obligations pursuant to Regulation (EC) N.45/2001. The DPO is responsible for:

-informing, advising and raising awareness of eu-LISA staff on personal data protection issues;

-advising on general administrative measures which may impact on the protection of personal data, in particular in the field of new technologies;

-ensuring that controllers and data subjects are informed of their rights and obligations pursuant to Regulation (EC) No 45/2001;

-providing regular updates, continuous support and advice to the Management

Board of eu-LISA and to the work of the SIS II, VIS and EURODAC Supervision

Coordination Groups;

-keeping a register of the processing operations carried out by eu-LISA;

-responding to requests from the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS)

and, within the sphere of his/her competence, cooperating with the EDPS at

latter’s request or on his/her own initiative;

-notifying the EDPS of processing operations likely to present specific risks;

-upholding eu-LISA in its mission of being an acknowledged EU IC

Qualifications: Applicants will be considered eligible for the selection on the basis of the following formal criteria to be fulfilled by the deadline for applications:

-to be a national of the Member States of the European Union or Schengen Associated Countries;

-have completed at least three years (six semesters) of higher education course (university education or studies equivalent to university education) by the closing date for applications. The relevant studies should be in the followings domains: IT engineering, informatics, mathematics, information security, law, security studies, public administration and any other related subject. Applicants must provide copies of certificates or declaration from the relevant University;

-to have knowledge of the working language of the eu-LISA (English) at least the level C1

The applicant will be required to demonstrate that he/she has:

-good knowledge of the security information international policies/standards or the EU rules and regulations in this field of activity

-excellent written and oral command of English, corresponding to at least C1 level

-a sound knowledge of Microsoft Office applications, in particular Excel, PowerPoint and Word

Wage/Fees: The internship will be awarded a monthly maintenance grant of 1 167.30 EUR (subject to slight change), which is 1/3 of the basic gross remuneration received by an official at the grade AD 5/1 and weighted by the correction coefficient (for Tallinn, Estonia 78%).

How to apply: For an application to be considered valid there are three requirements to fulfil:

-applicants must complete and submit their application using the Standard euLISA Internship Application Form available on our website:http://www.eulisa.europa.eu/JobOpportunities/Pages/Internships.aspx

-the Application Form must be signed, scanned and sent electronically by the applicant, to the e-mail address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to confirm his/her compliance with the eligibility criteria;

-applicants should clearly state in the Application Form for which of the announced internship opportunities he/she intends to apply;

-applicants must attach to the Application Form scanned copies of certificates or declaration from the relevant University. Or, if the case, any other necessary documents.

Useful links:

Open Call
Contact information:
EU House
Rävala pst 4
10143 Tallinn

Edited by Eleonora Mantovani

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As of today you can apply for the second edition of the International Careers Festival, the most anticipated event of the year for aspiring diplomats and international officers in the non-profit or business world who want to launch their careers!

With a single click, through the event's official website www.internationalcareersfestival.org, thousands of young people from around the world will compete to take part in a one-of-a-kind festival designed by the Giovani nel Mondo Association to have talented students and recent graduates meet with hundreds of international opportunities.

A unique opportunity for interaction and networking between brilliant young people, institutions, companies, NGOs, international organizations, and television and radio networks, sponsored by major institutions including the Italian Presidency of the Council of Ministers, the Representation in Italy of the European Commission, UN agencies IFAD and the World Food Programme, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Youth Committee UNESCO and Roma Capitale.

The online application process to the various projects is simple and straightforward and allows participants to choose the program best suited to their academic background to launch their careers and take advantage of one of the many scholarships available.

This year from the 11th to 14th March 2017, in the heart the capital city of Rome, Giovani nel Mondo will host 35,000 young people from all continents of the world. After the successful launch of the first edition (March 2016), and the growing number of foreign universities involved in the project, the desire to create such a unique event has become reality: there are five projects participants can choose from with 250 scholarships available, made possible thanks to the support of important sponsors like Albatravel, Barel e WEP. Moreover, there will be various workshops and seminars, stands where students can directly acquire practical skills, and not to mention the acclaimed marathon and final concert planned as the coronation of this annual event. Rome will therefore be an unprecedented stage of ambition and tenacity, innovation and cooperation, and languages and cultures from around the world.


The Festival is composed of four main projects from which participants can choose the one most suited to their academic background, professional aspirations or general interest. The four projects are:

ROME MODEL UNITED NATIONS - Diplomatic simulation of the United Nations. Recommended for students of (or those interested in) international relations, diplomacy, political science, law;

ROME BUSINESS GAME - Simulation of business realities involving case study competitions. Recommended for students of (those interested in) economics, business, management, marketing, computer science;

ROME PRESS GAME - Journalism and media (web, tv, radio) simulation. Recommended for students of (or those interested in) communication, media, translation and interpretation, literature, philosophy;

INTERNATIONAL CAREERS COURSE - A guidance course filled with practical workshops for a successful international career. Recommended for students from any faculty/academic background.


Furthermore, the Festival has an area which is entirely open to the public: the International Careers Fair. The Fair is a large exhibition area open to both participants and the public alike. It will be divided into two different sections: the education/university area and the work/internship area. It will be the meeting and interaction point between thousands of students, whether they are looking for study/training/internship/work opportunities, and industry experts.

Two key points of the International Careers Festival include the practical approach towards job seeking in the international arena and the opportunity to meet experts in the field of human resources looking for talent to join their staff. The complex world of international careers will have no more secrets for participants who will have the opportunity to meet face to face with officials of international organizations, representatives of the major NGOs in Italy and worldwide, HR of leading companies, and representatives of the top Universities and Business Schools.

The idea to create such a Festival was conceived by Giovani nel Mondo, a non-profit association founded in Italy with the goal of promoting and favouring the interaction between the talent, ambition and brilliance of the youth and the world of international oppportunities. Now in its eighth year of operation, Giovani nel Mondo is known, both in Italy and abroad, thanks to the RomeMUN project and for the now bilingual website www.carriereinternazionali.com,  a unique platform to bridge the gap between young people and work/training opportunities.



Giovani nel Mondo Association

Giovani nel Mondo Association

Via Policarpo Petrocchi 10

00137 Roma – Italia


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The Court of Justice of the European Union offer different Traineeship for very talented graduates


Organization/Company: The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) is theinstitution of the European Union (EU) that encompasses the whole judiciary. CJEU is the chief judicial authority of the European Union and oversees the uniform application and interpretation of European Union law, in cooperation with the national judiciary of the member states. CJEU also resolves legal disputes between national governments and EU institutions, and may take action against EU institutions on behalf of individuals, companies or organisations whose rights have been infringed.


Duty Station: Luxembourg


Open To: Graduates


Timeframe: maximum duration of five months


Deadline: There are two traineeship periods:

- from 1 March to 31 July (form to be sent no later than 30 September)

- from 1 October to 28 February (form to be sent no later than 30 April)


Job descprition: Every year, the Court of Justice of the European Union offers a limited number of paid traineeships of a maximum duration of five months. Traineeships are generally undertaken in the Research and Documentation Directorate, the Press and Information Service, the Directorate-General for Translation or the Interpretation Directorate (for detailed rules regarding interpreting traineeships, see below)

Interpreting traineeships, which last from 10 to 12 weeks, are primarily aimed at newly qualified conference interpreters whose language combination is of interest to the Interpretation Directorate. The aim is to enable newly qualified interpreters to be supervised as they perfect their interpreting skills, particularly in legal interpreting, which involves the preparation of case-files, terminological research and practical exercises in a ‘silent booth'. The ability to read French is required. Please note that no hearings are held during judicial vacations.


Qualifications: Applicants, who must hold a degree in law or in political sciences (majority content, law) or, for traineeships in the Interpretation Directorate, a diploma in conference interpreting, a good knowledge of French is desirable.


Wage/Fees: covered but not mentioned

How to apply: Applicants must complete and then print and sign the application form EN / FR and send it to the following e-mail address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., together with a detailed curriculum vitae and copies of diplomas and/or certificates. All attachments must bear the first name and surname of the applicant and must be numbered consecutively. Please note that the combined size of all attachments must not exceed 5 MB.

If you have any problems in opening the form, download it as a local version and use the Adobe Reader software instead of your browser to read it.


Useful links:

Traineeship application



Contact information:

Contact form

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The European Court of Auditors contribute to improving EU financial management, promote accountability and transparency. Find your opportunity in areas of interest to its work.


Organization/Company: The Court of Auditors was created by the 1975 Budgetary Treaty and was formally established on 18 October 1977, holding its first session a week later. At that time the Court was not a formal institution, it was an external body designed to audit the finances of the European Communities. It replaced two separate audit bodies, one which dealt with the finances of the European Economic Community and Euratom and one which dealt with theEuropean Coal and Steel Community. The Court did not have a defined legal status until the Treaty of Maastricht when it was made the fifth institution, the first new institution since the founding of the Community. By becoming an institution it gained some new powers, such as the ability to bring actions before the European Court of Justice (ECJ). However its audit power related only to the European Communitypillar of the EU, but under the Treaty of Amsterdam it gained the full power to audit finances of the whole of the EU.


Duty Station: Luxembourg


Open To: Graduates


Timeframe: from 3 to 5 months



  • Febrary session:  from September to October
  • May session: from December to January
  • September session: from April to May


Job description:  the European Court of Auditors will organise three traineeship sessions:

- 1st February

- 1st May

- 1st September

The traineeships consist about Administration, Law, External and Internal Relations, Communication and such like.

Qualifications: Applicants must:

  • be a national of one of the Member States of the European Union, except where a derogation has been granted by the appointing authority
  • either hold a recognised university-level diploma giving access to the AD function group as defined in the Staff Regulations of Officials of the European Union, or have completed at least four semesters of university study in an area of interest to the Court
  • wish to obtain practical training related to one of the Court of Auditors' areas of activity
  • have not already benefited from a traineeship at any EU institution or body
  • state that they have a thorough knowledge of one official language of the European Union and a satisfactory knowledge of at least one other official European Union language

Wage/Fees: 1120 euros a month


How to apply: Use the application form to send your request


Useful links:

Contact form

The Court of Auditors

Link to the Traineeship

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concerning this vacancy, please contact the proposing organization.

The Council of Europe gives you the opportunity of traineeship in a complex multi-cultural and stimulating work environment.


Organization/Company:  The Council of Europe is an international organization focused on promoting democracy, rule of law, human rights, economic development and integration of certain regulatory functions in Europe. Founded in 1949, it has 47 member states, covers approximately 820 million people and operates with an annual budget of approximately half a billion euros. The organization is distinct from the 28-nation European Union, although it is sometimes confused with it, partly because the EU has adopted the original European Flag which was launched by the Council of Europe in 1955, as well as the European Anthem. No country has ever joined the EU without first belonging to the Council of Europe


Duty Station: Strasbourg, France


Open To: Graduates


Timeframe: from eight weeks to five months


Deadline:  there are two phases to apply:

1 phase: from September to March the deadline is on May

2 phase: from March to July the application open on September


Job description:  The Council of Europe provide a comprehensive induction programme for trainees which enables them to find out about the structures, the activities and the international co-operation procedures followed by the Council of Europe, including the implementation of the European Convention on Human Rights.


The typical responsibilities given to trainees include:

  • research work;
  • preparation of draft reports and studies for meetings of experts;
  • drafting of meeting reports;
  • assistance with work in hand;
  • committee organisation;
  • updating websites.


  • Have the nationality of one of the Council of Europe member states;
  • Have a bachelor's degree or equivalent (a diploma for the first cycle of higher education as defined in the Bologna Declaration).
  • Have a desire to acquire practical experience and knowledge of the functioning and activities of the Council of Europe;
  • Have a very good knowledge of one of the two Council of Europe official languages (English or French) together with good drafting ability. Good knowledge of the other official language is appreciated.

If you are of French or English mother tongue and wish to apply for a traineeship in translation you should email your CV and motivation letter to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  The duration of a traineeship in Translation is from three weeks to two months.

Wage/Fees:  not remunerated


How to apply:  

  • Use the on-line application system, ensuring that you submit by the due date. No other applications can be accepted.
  • You must have an e-mail address to set up an account.
  • Application forms must be completed in French or English (only). You can complete the form over several different occasions and then submit it once finalised.

Useful links:

Council of Europe

Traineeship programme

Contact information:

Conseil de l'Europe

Avenue de l'Europe

F - 67075 Strasbourg Cedex

Tel. +33 (0)3 88 41 20 00

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