Funded traineeship for young graduates at the EU Delegation to Ukraine

The deadline for submitting applications is 02/06/2023

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 Ukraine?

The Diplomatic Service of the European Union offers a traineeship of up to 4-5 months within the Trade and Economic Section Section of the EU Delegation to Ukraine, starting in October  2023.

The Trade and Economic Section of the Delegation of the European Union in Ukraine is a small but dynamic and strategic section. Its main task is to monitor trade and eliminate trade barriers between the EU and Ukraine. It is responsible for the implementation of the Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area between the EU and Ukraine. The section is also involved in the negotiation and implementation of the balance of payment support to Ukraine (Macro-Financial Assistance).

Main tasks:

  • to carry out research tasks (including simple economic and data analysis and/or simple legal research);
  • to attend and report on events;
  • to contribute to the drafting of papers;
  • to update the EU Delegation's website (trade and economic part), English and Ukrainian versions;
  • to update the section's databases, to prepare the section's presentations, etc.

Qualifications or special requirements:

Due to the current local context, only applicants currently residing in Ukraine and who agree to live in Kyiv for the time of the traineeship will be considered.

  • Bachelor degree in economics, law or a related field (e.g. finance);
  • Native Ukrainian speaker;
  • Excellent command of English, both orally and in writing;
  • Excellent command of MS Office tools, and in particular of Word, Excel (including graphic tools) and PowerPoint;
  • Proven interest for EU affairs and motivation to further Ukraine’s European integration;
  • Autonomy and rigorousness.

How to apply?

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

Don't forget to mention in the subject of your e-mail: Funded Traineeship - Trade and Economic Section

For more info, please check the official page of the EEAS.

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