Important information: the
candidates who applied for the second session will receive
an answer in June. The selection process is still open and
will be close by the end of June.
North-South Centre of the Council of Europe offers
traineeships twice a year for a period of three (minimum) to
five (maximum) months. In 2013, the traineeship sessions will be as follows:
session: January 2013 – June 2013 (deadline 15 October
session: July 2013 – December 2013 (Deadline: 15 April
Applications that are incomplete or received after the
deadline will not be processed.
Who can apply?
Nationals of the member States of the North-South Centre and/or the
Council of Europe.
Can´t apply those who have already completed an internship at the
Council of Europe or any of its institutions.
Completion of higher education or successful completion of at least
three years of university study;
A very good knowledge of one of the Council of Europe's official
languages (English and French) and a good knowledge of the other;
Good drafting ability.
The duties to which trainees are assigned include assisting with the
preparation of activities, research, different types of drafting and
other day-to-day administrative tasks.
Unfortunately, the North-South Centre does not offer
remunerated traineeships. The North-South Centre
does however cover its trainees for medical and accident
insurance during the traineeship period.
Trainees are entitled
to two days leave per month. The usual working hours are
Monday to Friday, 9am to 6pm.
How to apply?
Please send your CV and motivation letter to
Please specify which session and the number of months you are applying for.
Our fields of activity are:
- Youth Co-operation
- Intercultural Dialogue and Euro-Med Cooperation
- Global Education
- Central unit
Please indicate the area in which you would like to do
your internship.All applications must be completed in either English or
French. Applications received in other languages will
not be taken into consideration.