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Source: European Union External Action

 Are you a university student interested in international relations?  Is a working experience part of your course?  Are you curious to learn more about work of a diplomatic mission and how the EU Delegation represents EU interests and values in the Republic of Korea?

What we offer?

A traineeship of up to 6 months for students undertaking a compulsory traineeship as a part of their studies, within the TRADE Section of the EU Delegationto the Republic of Korea, starting in April 2020.

Description of the TRADE Section:

The TRADE Section contributes to the work of the Delegation in pursuing the EU’s policies in all areas, promoting and protecting the EU’s interests and values as well as promoting the visibility of the European Union.

In addition to monitoring, analysing and reporting regularly to Headquarters on internal and regional economic and trade developments, the Section covers other policy areas such as transport and innovation. The Section also provides support to visitors from EU institutions as well as providing briefing dossiers, speeches, statements, press releases and articles, as requested.

Under the supervision and mentoring of an Administrator, this compulsory traineeship will provide a solid and meaningful learning content, notably by the prior identification of the specific skills to be acquired in relation with the studies of the candidates.

Main tasks: mandatory

  • research and analysis of information;
  • draft press digests and information bulletins, analytical reports on various policy developments in the Republic of Korea;
  • attend and participate in meetings, cultural and visibility events, seminars and conferences in the Republic of Korea and draft reports;
  • support the Section in the preparation of visits, missions and meetings as well as follow-up action.

Qualification or special requirements:

  • Knowledge of Korean (spoken/reading)

How to apply?

Please send the following documents to the e-mail address:

  • A detailed Europass curriculum vitae (CV)
  • a cover letter describing why you want to participate in a EU traineeship
  • a University letter requesting a compulsory traineeship
  • and an application form 

Please mention in the subject of your e-mail: Compulsory Traineeship – TRADE Section

Important information

Before applying you are requested to examine the dedicated website as well as the general eligibility criteria for a compulsory traineeships (Article 9 of the Decision ADMIN(2017)28 – Unpaid compulsory traineeships for students already residing and studying in the host country)

All costs related to travel inside the country of residence, visa, insurance, accommodation and living expenses must be borne by either the trainee or the University.

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 candidate is not able to present the required documents, his/her candidacy will be rejected. 

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