Funded Traineeships for Young Graduates at the European Union (EU) Delegation to Nigeria

The European Union (EU) is an economic and political partnership between many European countries. It plays an important role in international affairs through diplomacy, trade, development aid and working with global organisations. Abroad, the EU is represented through more than 140 diplomatic representations, known also as EU Delegations, which have a similar function to those of an embassy.

Applications are invited for:


Title: Funded Traineeships for Young Graduates at the EU Delegation to Nigeria

Location: Abuja
Job type: Full Time


  • 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 Nigeria?

We Offer

  • A Traineeship of up to 6 months within the Political, Press and Information Section (PPI) of the EU Delegation to Nigeria, with earliest start on July 1, 2024.
  • The PPI Section of the EU Delegation is in charge of supporting the Head of Delegation in maintaining and advancing political relations with Nigeria and ECOWAS, analysing and reporting on political developments, engaging with government and local authorities, civil society organizations, think tanks and the media. PPI also supports the Head of Delegation in his/her capacity as observer to ECOWAS, monitors regional developments and reports on related issues.
  • PPI assists the Head of Delegation in ensuring EU Coordination with Member States and in charge of coordination on political – including regional, consular, migration and security matters.

Main Tasks

  • To draft reports on internal political developments, human rights, economic situation, regional issues, foreign policy and/or other policy areas of relevance for the EU interests and values;
  • To support the PPI Section on  public diplomacy evets;
  • To support the PPI section on  preparation of visits from EEAS HQ and other EU institutions.
  • To support the PPI Section in organisation of meetings/drafting the meeting minutes;  
  • To support the PPI Section on communication activities;

We Look for
Qualifications or Special Requirements:

  • Taking into account the local health and security conditions, citizens of Nigeria currently residing in Abuja will only be considered.


How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their Applications with the documents below to: [email protected] using "Funded Traineeship - PPI" as the subject of the mail.

  • A detailed standard Europass curriculum vitae (CV) (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.

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Note: You may only apply to 1 traineeship per Delegation, however based on your profile, the Delegation could offer you a traineeship in another section

Application Deadline  7th June, 2024.