The intern is welcomed as a true member of the Office’s team; under the supervision of the Head of Office he/she works closely with the Deputy Head of Office, the Political Advisor, and with other colleagues. Around 2-3 additional interns are also working in the Delegation.
- participate in and report about conferences and events organised by various European Institutions
(in particular, the European Parliament, the Council and the Commission) as well as other non- governmental and international organisations, especially the United Nations Offices and agencies and renowned think-tanks in Brussels.
- In particular, follow the debates in the Parliamentary Committees of Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs, Human Rights and Gender Equality. Do research and prepare files on priority matters of CoE-EU relations, such as those mentioned under item 1).
- Also cover main political developments within the EU, including insofar as they relate to matters also of interest to the Council of Europe, such as HR and legal policies under the EU’s neighbourhood policies or enlargement policies; EU’s engagement on judicial and rule of law developments in specific countries such as Ukraine.
- Contribute to the smooth functioning of the office, by helping prepare events hosted in the Office or other CoE events organised in Brussels: this may include various types of tasks of preliminary research and documentation, as well as administrative and logistical tasks.
graduate - master
Criminal Law - General
European Constitutional Law - Advanced
Human Rights - Advanced
English - Good
French - Good
Knowledge of European affairs and International affairs is an advantage.
Please, note that a trainee shall be responsible for her/his insurance
against sickness and accident risks for the period of her/his traineeship.
A trainee should have her/his own civil liability insurance.
Anyone who has already undertaken any kind of traineeship within the
organisation is not eligible to have a STEP traineeship there.
Graduate bachelors completed their fourth year in the university can also apply for the traineeship