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North-South Centre Traineeship opportunities 2019

The selection process for the first session 2019 is open until 16 November 2018.

The North-South Centre of the Council of Europe offers traineeships twice a year for a period of three (minimum) to five (maximum) months. Each year the sessions take place as follows:

  1. First session: between January and June (deadline : 16 November of the previous year);
  2. Second session: between July and December (deadline : 30 April of the year of the traineeship).

NOTICE: Applications that are incomplete or received after the deadline will not be processed.

Who can apply?

-Nationals of the member states of the North-South Centre and/or the Council of Europe.

-Candidates who have already completed an internship at the Council of Europe or any of its institutions are not eligible.


-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.


-Unfortunately, the North-South Centre does not offer remunerated traineeships.

-The North-South Centre does, however, cover its trainees for medical and accident insurance during the traineeship period.

-Trainees are entitled to two days leave per month.

-The usual working hours are Monday to Friday, 9:00 to 17:30.

How to apply?

Please fill in the available application and follow instructions for sending CV an Motivation Letter.

All applications must be completed in either English or French.

NOTICE: Applications received in other languages will not be taken into consideration.

You can read the full article here.

Application Process