Council of Europe – Traineeship opportunity

The Council of Europe is an international organisation promoting co-operation between all countries of Europe in the areas of legal standards, human rights, democratic development, the rule of law and cultural co-operation. Twice per year young graduates are offered unpaid traineeships based in Strasbourg. Traineeships last from eight weeks to five months. The next official traineeship session begins in September.

This is a great opportunity 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.

In order to be eligible for a traineeship:

· Have the nationality of one of the Council of Europe member states;

· Have a bachelor’s degree or equivalent (a diploma for the first cycle of higher education as defined in the Bologna Declaration).

· Have a desire to acquire practical experience and knowledge of the functioning and activities of the Council of Europe;

· Have a very good knowledge of one of the two Council of Europe official languages (English or French) together with good drafting ability. Good knowledge of the other official language is appreciated.

Application Deadline: 2 May 2014

For further details:http://www.coe.int/en/web/jobs/traineeships

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