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Tuesday, 6 October 2015
Two Traineeship Positions at the European Institute of Peace
Deadline: 19 October 2015
Open to: EU citizens with a university degree in political science,
international relations, or related field
Remuneration: paid traineeship
Institute of Peace (EIP) is a new initiative at the heart of Europe
with a global scope. The EIP contributes to and complements the global peace
agenda of Europe and the European Union, mainly through mediation and informal
dialogue. The Institute pursues multi-track diplomacy and acts as a flexible,
external tool in support of EU mediation efforts where the EU has limited
freedom to act. It also serves as an operational hub, and connects existing
expertise and shares knowledge and lessons on European mediation. EIP is
looking for two motivated trainees to complete the programme team
starting as soon as possible.
Key areas of responsibility are:
Information gathering and in-depth analysis on EU’s and
Member states’ positions on various foreign affairs issues including peace
agenda, mediation, humanitarian assistance (globally and specific country
assistance) and other relevant high level meetings;
Assisting in compiling briefing materials for team and
Other duties as assigned.
All applicants are expected to meet following requirements:
University degree in political science, international
relations, or related field;
A relevant post-graduate diploma/degree;
Excellent writing and analytical skills; a good
understanding on the processes of the EU institutions; knowledge of who is who
in the EEAS; expertise in EU MS foreign policy;
Perfect command of English and French is desirable, other
languages are a plus;
Familiarity with the relevant international efforts on
mediation, mediation-support, dialogue facilitation and one of the following
To support our work on Syria and Extremism: Arabic
speaking, in-depth knowledge of Islamic culture and religion, knowledge of
Libya/West-Africa, Horn of Africa and/or Middle East.
To support our work on Russia-EU relations: Russian
speaking with extensive knowledge of Russia.
Ability to work well under deadlines;
Meticulous attention to detail;
Ability to work independently and as part of a small team;
This is a full-time (40h/work week) and paid traineship.
Details about remuneration will be specified during the application process.
The duration of the contract is 6 months with a possibility of extension.
EIP also offers benefits include luncheon vouchers and contribution to public
How to apply?
The deadline for applications is 19 October 2015. To
apply please submit 1-2 page CV with a very short motivation (half a
page) to Finance and HR Manager, Judy Gould at firstname.lastname@example.org.