Only pre-selectionned candidates will be contracted for interviews.
The North-South Centre of the Council of Europe offers traineeships twice a year for a period of three (minimum) to five (maximum) months in differents units:
- Global Education
- Youth Cooperation (5 months traineeship period compulsory)
- Women Empowerment
- Communication and archives
- Central Unit - Events and administration
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Each year the sessions take place as follows:
First session: between January and June - deadline : 31 October of the previous year
Second session: between 7 September and 31 January 2021 ( if agreed by both parties and earlier start might be considered) - Deadline 19 March 2021
Applications that are incomplete or received after the deadline will not bo processed
Who can apply?
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.
Trainees are entitled to two days off per month.
The usual working hours are Monday to Friday, 09:00 to 17h30.
The North-South Centre of the Council of Europe ensures a monthly flat-rate grant* as well as an insurance coverage for the risks of:
- Sickness and accident;
- Death or permanent disablement as the result of an accident.
* More information about the amount of the monthly grant will be provided in due course and before the beginning of the traineeship session.
How to apply?
Please fill in the available application and follow instructions for sending CV and Motivation Letter.
All applications must be completed in either English or French.
Applications received in other languages will not be taken into consideration.
(To select the department : Directorate General of Democracy (DGII) / 2 Directorate of Democratic Participation / 3. Partial Agreement - North-South Centre)
(if you are a national of a Member State of the North-South Centre that is not a Council of Europe Member State)