Funded traineeships for young graduates at the EU Delegation to Nigeria

The deadline for submitting applications is 07/06/2024

Are you a young graduate interested in international relations? Are you curious to learn more about work of a diplomatic mission and how the EU Delegation represents EU interests and values in Nigeria?


We offer:

A Traineeship of up to 6 months within the Political, Press and Information Section (PPI) of the EU Delegation to Nigeria, with earliest start on 01/07/2024.

The PPI Section of the EU Delegation is in charge of supporting the Head of Delegation in maintaining and advancing political relations with Nigeria and ECOWAS, analysing and reporting on political developments, engaging with government and local authorities, civil society organizations, think tanks and the media. PPI also supports the Head of Delegation in his/her capacity as observer to ECOWAS, monitors regional developments and reports on related issues.

PPI assists the Head of Delegation in ensuring EU Coordination with Member States and in charge of coordination on political – including regional, consular, migration and security matters.

Main tasks:

  • To draft reports on internal political developments, human rights, economic situation, regional issues, foreign policy and/or other policy areas of relevance for the EU interests and values;
  • To support the PPI Section in organisation of meetings/drafting the meeting minutes;
  • To support the PPI Section on communication activities;
  • To support the PPI Section on  public diplomacy evets;
  • To support the PPI section on  preparation of visits from EEAS HQ and other EU institutions.

We look for:

Qualifications or special requirements:

  • Taking into account the local health and security conditions, citizens of Nigeria currently residing in Abuja will only be considered.

How to apply?

Candidates must apply to the e-mail address and send the following documents:

Please mention in the subject of your e-mail: Funded Traineeship – PPI

You may only apply to 1 traineeship per Delegation, however based on your profile, the Delegation could offer you a traineeship in another section.

Important information to read before applying

Before applying you are requested to examine the dedicated website as well as the general eligibility criteria for a paid traineeship (Article 8 of the Decision ADMIN(2017)28 – Paid traineeship).

Each selected trainee will receive a monthly grant to cover living expenses. All costs related to travels, visa, insurance, accommodation must be borne by the trainee.

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 candidates are not able to present the required documents, their application will be rejected.

The traineeships can only be offered in compliance with the local legislation.

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