EU-Cameroon launches recruitment for a 6-month internship at its Political Section
Are you a young person interested in international relations?
Are you curious to know how a diplomatic mission works?
Send us your application!
DELEGATION TO THE REPUBLIC OF CAMEROON AND FOR
Funded traineeship for young graduates at the EU
Delegation to Cameroon and Equatorial Guinea
The deadline for submitting applications is 15 July 2022
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 Cameroon and Equatorial Guinea?
A traineeship of up to 6 months within the Political Section Section of the EU Delegation to
Cameroon and Equatorial Guinea, starting in October 2022.
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Main tasks :
– Assist the Head of the Political, Press and Information Section in his activities;
– Contribute to specific research on political, economic, private sector, trade, and security
– Attend and report from external meetings and conferences;
– Contribute to prepare press releases, social media content and daily press review;
– Assist with the organization of EU events;
– Monitor of issues related to Cameroon’s internal policy and development (justice,
human rights, governance and economy) and regional policy;
Carry out research contributing to the political analysis of the EU Delegation.
We look for:
Qualifications or special requirements:
Due to the very evolutive context of the COVID-19 breakthrough, applicants currently residing
in Cameroon will only be considered.
Be registered in a Master’s or post-Master’s program in International Relations,
International Law, Political Science or assimilated.
Have less than one year of professional experience.
Be fluent in French and English.
Be computer literate.
Confirmed interest in European studies:
Understand the challenges of European foreign policy on the African continent and
particularly in Cameroon or Equatorial Guinea, at a political, security, diplomatic and
Learn above the EU diplomatic work (political affairs, trade) and promotion of its policies
Improve public relations and official communication skills.
Improve political and trade reporting skills.
Understand the challenges of Cameroon’s development, in its socio-economic, political,
security and legal aspects.
Learn about the overall functioning of an institution like the EEAS.
The application form should be accompanied by following documents:
Present a research project (FR or EN) between 3-5 pages related to a field of interest to
the European Union. Eg: preventing or countering violent extremism in the Lake
Chad Basin; pacification in the North-West / South-West regions (incl. fight against
terrorism, protection of civilians, basic social services, DDR); the spill over risks of
instability in the CAR / Chad; Cameroon’s influence in regional and international fora
(United Nations, African Union, CEMAC, ECCAS, etc.); the political implications of
Cameroon’s decentralization policy; Cameroon’s policies in support of bilingualism
and multiculturalism; Cameroon’s political democracy and human rights record; role
of the Defense and security forces …
A recommendation letter by a supervisor.
How to apply?
Candidates must apply to the e-mail address email@example.com
and send the following documents:
A detailed standard Europass curriculum vitae (CV) https://europass.cedefop.europa.eu/ ( CVs in
other format will not be considered)
a cover letter describing why you want to participate in a EU traineeship
and an application form
Please mention in the subject of your e-mail: Funded Traineeship – Name/Political Section (you
may only apply to 1 traineeship per delegation, however based on your profile, the delegation
could offer you a traineeship in another section).
Important information to read before applying
Before applying you are requested to examine the dedicated website as well as the general
eligibility criteria for a paid traineeship (Article 8 of the Decision ADMIN(2017)28 – Paid
Each selected trainee will receive a monthly grant to cover living expenses. All costs related to
travel inside the country of residence, visa, insurance, accommodation must be borne by the
Applications from non-eligible candidates will not be considered. After the evaluation of all
applications, shortlisted candidates will be contacted and invited for an interview. Unsuccessful
applicants will be notified by email. In case the selected candidate is not able to present the
required documents, his/her candidacy will be rejected.
Non-resident candidates must provide proof that they will be covered against the risk of a
pandemic and the costs of repatriation.
The traineeships can only be offered in compliance with the local legislation as well as the
legislation of the country of origin. In assessing the applications received, account will need to
be taken of the COVID-19 situation and its possible effects on access possibilities to the
country of assignment and thus candidates currently residing in country of assignment might
The Delegation informs that even if our Headquarters confirm the eligibility of the selected
candidate, traineeships could be postponed, suspended or even canceled considering the
very evolving context of the COVID-19 outbreak in the host country as well as in the country
of origin. The same rule apply if a selected candidate is unable to reach the country of