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
- Women Empowerment
- Central Unit - Communication
- Central Unit - Events and administration
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When to apply ?
|Traineeship sessions||Period of traineeship||Stage|
|March 2024||from 01/03/2024 to 31/07/2024||
Applications are now closed.
For nationals from Algeria, Cabo Verde, Morocco and Tunisia:
|October 2024||from 01/10/2024* to 28/02/2025||Opening date to be announced at a later stage*|
Important: Owing to the large amount of applications to be processed, it is strongly recommended to apply at least two weeks before the deadline.
Applications that are incomplete or received after the deadline will not be processed
* Please note that the link to the application form will be available on this page once the applications are open.
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 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.
Only candidates applying online, through the official traineeship programme, will be eligible for a monthly grant of 600 €.
* Only candidates applying online, through the official traineeship programme, will be eligible for a monthly grant.
Algerian, Cape Verdean, Moroccan and Tunisian nationals :
In order to encourage participation of nationals of North-South Centre member states that are not Council of Europe member states, ie. Algeria, Cabo Verde, Morocco and Tunisia, in its traineeship programmes, the NSC has created a monthly flat-rate grant of € 600, aimed at supporting the trainee’s monthly expenses, as well as the cover of travel and visa costs, in addition to the insurance covering sickness and accidents.
How to apply?
Please follow the instructions and fill in the application form before the deadline.
All applications must be completed either in English or in French.
Applications in other languages will not be taken in consideration.
Council of Europe application form (nationals from Council of Europe's Member States)
Once you created your account, select the following options:
1 Political Affairs and External Relations
2 Lisbon \ North-South Centre
North-South Centre application form (nationals from Algeria, Cabo Verde, Morocco and Tunisia)