The European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE) announces traineeship opportunities lasting up to six months for graduates who are either nationals of an EU Member State or an EFTA country or an IPA qualifying country. The traineeships are based at the Institute’s premises in Vilnius, Lithuania.
The registration of applications began on 19 July 2021 and will close on 9 September 2021 at 13:30, Eastern European Time (EET).
The InstituteEIGE is a decentralised agency of the European Union (EU) entrusted with specific objectives envisaged to contribute to, and strengthen the promotion of gender equality.
The Institute collects and analyses comparable and reliable information at EU level and develops appropriate methodological tools for the integration of gender equality into all EU policies. It fosters the exchange of good practices and dialogue between stakeholders and raises awareness on gender equality. It also provides technical assistance to EU institutions, in particular the European Commission and the authorities of the Member States.
In the course of its work to promote and strengthen gender equality, EIGE supports policy makers with high quality data relevant to their work.
The traineeships aim principally to:
provide on the job training experience in key areas of the Institute’s work;extend and apply knowledge acquired in the course of studies or working life;provide practical working knowledge of EU agencies and institutions;enable trainees to acquire work experience in an EU agency context.The Institute is an equal opportunity employer and accepts applications without distinction on the grounds of age, race, political, philosophical or religious conviction, gender or sexual orientation and regardless of disabilities, marital status or family situation.
The trainee provides assistance and support to ensure the smooth functioning of a particular area of the Institute’s work. The trainee is provided with relevant work experience in the context of an EU agency.
Reporting to a supervisor, the trainee can expect to carry out duties from the following:
Assist with work in connection with the Institute’s research on various aspects of gender equality, gender mainstreaming and gender-based violence;Assist in the collection and processing of relevant data and information;Participate in the review, analysis and synthesis of results and conclusions drawn from studies and research on gender equality;Contribute to monitoring developments in gender equality policies at a EU level and managing relations with EIGE’s stakeholders;Contribute to EIGE’s communication activities by supporting the production of content to communication products, such as social media, newsletter, website, fact sheets and presentations.Support in the organisation of thematic meetings and with procurement procedures.
The traineeships are open to applicants who have not previously undertaken a traineeship in another EU institution or body and who meet the following requirements:
a recognised university degree evidencing completion of a full cycle of study.some initial experience either in issues related to gender equality obtained either through specialisation as part of the applicant’s studies for a university degree, or a dissertation or other research project conducted via a previous traineeship or otherwise through relevant professional experience.
Applicants must have fluent English, both spoken and written, excellent knowledge of at least one other EU language as well as computer skills applicable to a Windows environment.
Application procedure there are two stages:
Stage 1 - Online registration
Candidates must submit their application electronically using EIGE’s application form to firstname.lastname@example.org by not later than 13:30, Eastern European Time (EET) on 9 September 2021. The subject title should include the name of the candidate and the reference number of the traineeship.
Candidates are requested to send their completed application in English, the working language of the Institute. All parts of the application form must be completed in full. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Stage 2 - Supplementary documentation (applicable only to candidates selected to start a traineeship)
Should a candidate be selected to start a traineeship, in order for the application to be considered complete, she/he must provide copies of all the supporting documents - e.g. proof of nationality, diplomas, academic qualifications, employment certificates as applicable, insurance policy for sickness and accident during the period of the traineeship, medical certificate indicating work fitness, etc. - needed to prove that they satisfy all admission conditions.
Candidates must be prepared to submit proof of their qualifications upon request. All documentary evidence of any professional experience must indicate start and end dates for previous positions and the start date and continuity for the current position held.
This platform is part of the Axis 1 "Strengthening the capacities of equality actors" of the Priority Solidarity Fund "Women for the future in the Mediterranean" funded by the French Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs and led by the European Institute of the Mediterranean, in the framework of the project “Developing Women's Empowerment” labelled by the Union for the Mediterranean.