Thursday, 30 March 2017

Traineeship Opportunity at the Council of Europe in Strasbourg, France

Twice per year the Council of Europe welcomes young graduates into our organisation as trainees. For them it is a chance to gain valuable experience in a complex multi-cultural and stimulating work environment. The Council of Europe provides 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. Trainees may attend conferences held within the Organisation, sittings of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, and meetings that may take place during their stay in Strasbourg.
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.
Trainees are not remunerated. They pay their own travel and accommodation expenses. The specific measures apply to candidates who provide a certificate or attestation issued by an officially recognised body or professional to confirm the type and degree of disability or disabilities.
Among different ways to self-finance the non-remunerated traineeship applying for a scholarship with different international funds is suggested. A simple Internet search will inform you on up to date and existing possibilities.
Please note that prior to applying for a scholarship you should be admitted to the traineeship programme.
In order to be eligible for a traineeship, you must meet the following criteria:
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.
Eligible Regions: European member states
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.
Application Deadline: April 27, 2017 (28 Days Remaining)

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