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Council of Europe Traineeship

Applications for the second traineeship session with the Council of Europe are open.

Twice per year the Council of Europe welcomes graduates into its organisation as trainees. It provides an opportunity to gain valuable experience in a complex multi-cultural and stimulating work environment. The traineeship lasts from eight weeks to five months and can be undertaken in Strasbourg or in one of the field offices and are remunerated.

It provides a comprehensive induction programme for trainees which enables them to find out about the structures, the activities and the international co-operation procedures followed by the Council of Europe, including the implementation of the European Convention on Human Rights. Trainees may attend conferences held within the Organisation, sittings of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, and meetings that may take place during their stay in Strasbourg or in the field.

The typical responsibilities given to trainees include:

  • research work;

  • preparation of draft reports and studies for meetings of experts;

  • drafting of meeting reports;

  • assistance with work in hand;

  • committee organisation;

  • updating websites.

Applications close 4th March 2021

For more details and to apply go to:


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