Funded traineeship for young graduates at the Office of the European Union Representative (West Bank & Gaza Strip, UNRWA)

Opportunity type : Internships / traineeships
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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 the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, and Gaza and vis-à-vis Palestinians?

The EU Office of the European Union Representative  to West Bank & Gaza Strip, UNRWA (EUREP) offers a traineeship of 6 months within the Political, Press and Information Section, starting in July  2023.

The Political, Press and Information Section of EUREP is tasked with following up on the political, economic and social situation on the ground, including with regard to international and humanitarian law and EU policies and priorities. In close coordination with headquarters and the EU Delegation in Tel Aviv, it maintains close working relations with relevant national authorities, political parties, Member States representatives, and other relevant organisations / institutions on issues related to Palestine and its conflict with Israel. It analyses and assesses relevant developments in order to develop, support, implement and advise on policy-making. Its communication and public diplomacy activities support the work of the EU and EUREP in engaging with the Palestinian public and disseminating messages on relevant EU policies and positions.

Main tasks:

  • Contribute to the political analysis by conducting research on political trends and developments, for use in reports and documents.
  • Support the preparation and implementation of communication and public diplomacy activities.
  • Attend conferences, seminars and meetings on behalf of the office and take minutes of them.
  • Engage in, prepare and follow up on incoming visits, events and conferences under the responsibility of the Political, Press and Information Section.
  • Contribute to administrative tasks as required.
  • Any other tasks in the interest of the service.

Qualifications or special requirements:

  • Taking into account local border control and security conditions, only applicants who can access the premises in East Jerusalem on a daily basis will be considered;
  • Have excellent command of English; knowledge of French and Arabic is an asset;
  • University degree in Political Science, Law, International Relations, Economics or equivalent;
  • Capacity to work in a multicultural team, good interpersonal skills;
  • Very good communication skills – both oral and written;
  • Knowledge of the domestic and regional political situation;
  • Knowledge of the European Union and its main policies and positions and capacity to represent them.

Countries covered:

  • Palestine *
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