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Funded EU traineeship for young graduates at the EU Delegation to the Council of Europe, Strasbourg, France – Legal Section: APPLY NOW!

Apply for the Funded EU traineeship for young graduates at the EU Delegation to the Council of Europe, Strasbourg, France – Legal Section

The deadline for submitting applications is 08/12/2023.

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 Council of Europe?

We offer:

EU traineeship of 5 months within the Legal Affairs Section of the EU Delegation to the Council of Europe in Strasbourg, starting in March 2024, subject to budget availability.

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EU traineeship Main tasks:

  • Supervising the execution of European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) judgements, following Committee of Ministers – Human Rights (CM-DH) meetings and drafting the Weekly Report on Judgements by the ECtHR;
  • Following the developments of the reform of the ECtHR, the co-operation between ECtHR and Court of Justice of European Union (CJEU), and the EU accession to the ECHR and other CoE Conventions;
  • Attending meetings, reporting and following key dossiers of Rapporteur Groups, including GR-J (legal co-operation);
  • Participating in the meetings of the Committee of Ministers deputies and in the coordination meetings of the EU Heads of Mission, preparing summaries and reporting;
  • Drafting meeting minutes, speaking points, briefings and notes;
  • Researching and preparing documents and notes;
  • Drafting, proof-reading and editing documents;
  • Providing support in the daily management of EUDEL activities (events, receptions, working lunches, meetings, logistic, etc.).
We look for:

Qualifications or special requirements:

  • Master’s degree in international or EU and/or human rights law;
  • Ability and willingness to work in an international environment;
  • Proficiency in both English (C2) and French (C1);
  • Very good analytical and drafting skills;
  • Very good organisational skills, ability to deliver good quality work in tight deadlines and in a high-pressure environment;
  • Proactivity, ability to work in a team as well as independently;
  • Computer literacy with practical experience in the use of Microsoft packages.
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 – Legal 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. As an indication, 2023 monthly grants are published here. These amounts may be revised for traineeships starting in 2024. All costs related to travels, 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 candidates are not able to present the required documents, their application will be rejected.

The EU traineeships can only be offered in compliance with the local legislation as well as the legislation of the country of origin.

Citizens from EU Member states:

  • must provide proof that they will be covered against the risk of a pandemic and the costs of repatriation;
  • must hold a relevant entrance visa and / or temporary residence permit where applicable,  based on the traineeship agreement, the duration of the traineeship, and in compliance with the local legislation.




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