The selection process for the first session 2019 is currently underway. Only pre-selected candidates will be contacted 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. Each year the sessions take place as follows:
First session: between January and June (deadline : 31 October of the previous year)
Second session: between July and December (deadline : 30 April of the year of the traineeship)
Applications that are incomplete or received after the deadline will not be 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.
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, 9:00 to 17:30.
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.