Application Deadline: February 1, 2017
The Georgian Institute for Strategic Studies (GISS) – in partnership with the office of Mrs Anna Fotyga, chair of the Subcommittee on Security and Defence (SEDE) of the European Parliament offers an internship position at the Office of Anna Fotyga, MEP, Group of European Conservatives and Reformists.
SEDE is a subcommittee of the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the European Parliament (AFET). It follows issues specifically related to the Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP) and the European Security and Defence Policy (ESDP).
The primary duty of the Trainee is to provide assistance to the Office of the Chair of SEDE. Among other duties trainee will: regularly prepare reports; assist in the planning of meetings, follow the work of the subcommittee and upon request conduct substantive research on various subjects for SEDE. In addition, a trainee will also assists with day-to-day practical work in the office.
Traineeship position is granted for one month period. A trainee will be awarded allowance of 1,500 EUR (net) which covers travel to and from Brussels as well as housing and living expenses in Brussels.
Starting date: Date will be agreed with a selected applicant. The internship will be completed in 2017.
The internship program is open to MA students and university graduates who have:
– At least a BA Degree in the relevant field: International Relations, European Studies, Political Science, Security and Defence Studies etc.
– Excellent knowledge of English (knowledge of French will be an asset).
– Thorough understanding of security and foreign policy issues having relevance to Georgia.
– Georgian citizenship
– The upper age limit of 27
– Relevant professional experience
How to apply
Qualified applicants are required to submit a CV and an essay on the topic – “Growing Russian hostile influence in Georgia and globally. How to respond to this challenge?” in English to the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org. Essay should be no less than 1,600 words and no more than 2,000 words. Please, include the following text in the e-mail subject: SEDE Internship. Only short listed candidates will be contacted and invited for the interview.
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