Paid Traineeship

European Union (EU) Delegation to Ghana
  • Location
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Internship / Early Career
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  • Posted
    Mar 09

Position description

A traineeship within the Political/Information Section of the Delegation of the EU in Accra

The Political/Information Section is responsible for - periodical reporting to headquarters on political developments in Ghana; - presentation of EU relevant policies to the Ghanaian public; - relations with institutions and civil society organizations; - organization of events and participation in other stakeholders initiatives; - Human rights, Erasmus, European Week, Freedom of Press and other similar issues.

Main tasks for the intern:

  • Contribute to regular and ad hoc political reporting
  • Contribute to organization of events
  • Contribute to press and information activities and notably to social media
  • Participation in external initiatives
  • Production on material for information (photos, videos, articles, notes)
  • Contribution for the preparation of speeches and other texts
  • Elaboration of an efficient system for archiving relevant social media materials


You may apply for the traineeship if:

  • You are a young graduate with a University diploma (at least Bachelor degree) 
  • You have less than 1 year of professional experience
  • You are a national of an EU Member State or pre-accession State or from the  country where the Delegation is accredited
  • You have no previous professional experience in any of the EU institutions of more than 6 weeks

Additional requirements that would be an asset

  • Knowledge of relevant European Union policies and programmes
  • Demonstrable experience in communication/socialmedia/new technologies

What are the general rules?

  • Duration: the traineeship will last six months 
  • Monthly grant:  selected trainees will receive a monthly grant of 400 euros 
  • Visa: trainees are responsible for obtaining and covering the cost of necessary visa (the Delegation will provide an invitation letter)
  • Travel: trainees have to arrange and finance their travel to the EU Delegation 
  • Insurance: Trainees have to contract at their expenses a suitable sickness/accident insurance including repatriation coverage
  • Accommodation: Trainees will have to cover the accommodation costs (quite high for Accra).  The Delegation will provide some info regarding available accommodation

Application instructions

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