The European External Action Service (EEAS) offers young people the opportunity to apply as trainees for the various delegations abroad. Check the specifications and offers and do not miss this fantastic opportunity to work for the European Union and to represent it abroad
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Organization: the European External Action Service (EEAS) is a service of the European Union responsible for EU foreign affairs. Created by the Lisbon Treaty, it has been operational since 1 December 2010. It is based in Brussels, Belgium. The External Action Service supports the work of the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and responds to him. In fact, the Service constitutes the foreign ministry of the European Union and manages its foreign policy and diplomatic activity. The Service has a bureaucratic and diplomatic nature and has no political autonomy: decisions on foreign and security policy are taken by the Council of Foreign Ministers of the Union, presided over by the High Representative. The peculiarity of the office of the High Representative is reflected in the peculiarity of the Service compared to the other institutions and structures of the European Union. Because of its intermediate position between the Commission and the Council and its hybrid origin, the Service is indeed a single body, endowed with particular autonomy and importance for the activities of the Commission and the Council. The Service is the first multinational diplomatic service
Duty Station: extra EU cities
Open To: traineeships in EU delegations offered by SEAE are open to:
- EU citizens
- citizens of the candidate countries that have concluded the accession negotiations with the EU
- nationals of the host country.
For paid traineeships, applicants must have graduated from a university or equivalent higher-education establishment with at least a Bachelor's level. For unpaid compulsory traineeships, applicants shall be 3rd ,4th or 5th year students of a University or another higher-education establishment
Timeframe: traineeships have a duration of 9-18 months
For the deadlines of the single traineeship offers with EEAS in the various hosting delegations, check the link to the open internship opportunities
Job description: the various internship offers with EEAS in the various hosting delegations provide for different tasks and activities, in accordance with the individual requirements required by the specific position. Verify the various tasks at the link to the open internship opportunities
Qualifications: the specific requirements for traineeships offered by EEAS can be consulted by following the link to the open internship opportunities. Knowledge of the working language of the EU delegation is a general requirement. Knowledge of the official language of the host country is an advantage
Wage: remuneration is provided for young graduates with less than one year of professional experience. The compulsory placements are not paid for students who already reside and study in the host country
Application process: the submission of applications is different for each delegation. Check the contacts for submission for each offer following the link to the open internship opportunities. Applications will not be accepted by applicants who have already benefited from any type of training (paid or unpaid) or work for more than 6 weeks in an institution, body, agency or office of the EU. For all the information about the eligibility specifications regarding the traineeship possibilities, consult the following link. The selected candidates will have to provide the following documents:
- language certificates
- extract from the "judicial record"
- passport / ID card
- insurance certificate
- medical certificate
- proof of financing (depending on the traineeship)
Contact information: all EEAS contacts can be consulted on the website
EEAS Building, 9A Rond Point Schuman
edited by Ludovica Mango
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Rome. Minister Francesca Tardioli was the first guest speaker at the opening ceremony of the Rome International Careers Festival. She is in charge of the Foreign Affairs Department in Rome.
Minister Tardioli gave a speech regarding job opportunities for the students within the diplomatic field as well as expressing her personal ideas and insights about a career in this sector. She expressed her joy seeing so many young people and encouraged them to start to act and be committed to your aspirations as soon as possible. "Listen to yourself", was her piece of advice. Students need to follow their passions and dreams, focus on themselves and choose their academic path accordingly. Above all they have to take advantage of what university can offer by learning to adapt to new and multicultural challenges and realities.
She talked about internships and open positions within the department of Foreign Affairs highlighting that an equal opportunity is given to all and everyone there is entitled to the same rights. An intern position typically lasts three months and a basic salary is provided. Interns can take part to different initiatives, attend international conferences and events as well as organising them. It is a chance to show them the tasks and responsibilities a diplomatic has to carry out.
Are you the right person to fit into this field? - According to the Minister, this can be your future career if you believe in dialogue and negotiation to achieve goals and you stand for diplomacy as a rule-based organisations.
More information about internships and job opportunities can be found at www.esteri.it
Valentina Di Bari