EIGE Traineeships 2023 in Vilnius, Lithuania (Fully Funded)

An excellent opportunity for the university graduates from all Europe to attend six months traineeships for The European Institute for Gender Equality in Vilnius, Lithuania.

About EIGE

EIGE 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 creates appropriate analytical methods for the integration of gender equality into all EU policies and gathers and analyzes comparable and trustworthy data at the EU level. It encourages conversation between stakeholders, the sharing of best practices, and the promotion of gender equality. Additionally, it offers technical support to EU institutions, particularly the European Commission and national governments.

About EIGE Traineeship

Graduates who are either citizens of an EU Member State, an EFTA country, or an IPA qualified country are invited to apply for six-month traineeship opportunities in the Outreach and Engagement Unit of the European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE). The Institute's offices in Vilnius, Lithuania, are where the traineeships are located.

University graduates with backgrounds in communication, public relations, international studies, European studies, politics, social policy, or related fields will have the opportunity to participate in the traineeship and gain experience with the work of the EU in general and the work of EIGE in particular.

The traineeships aim to:

- Provide practical experience in key areas of the Outreach and Engagement Unit's responsibilities at the Institute (particularly in stakeholder relations, communications, and knowledge management).

- Extend and apply knowledge learned during academic or professional activities.

- Provide practical working knowledge of EU agencies and institutions.

- Enable trainees to acquire work experience in an EU agency context.

The trainee can expect to carry out a variety of tasks from the list below:

- Contribute to EIGE’s social media nearness and the development and execution of topical campaigns.

- Draft substance for EIGE’s outside news things and periodical newsletters.

- Support the development of infographics, videos and other audio-visual products.

- Identify gender-inclusive visuals to support EIGE’s communication products.

- Help with the support of EIGE’s site.

- Prepare PowerPoint presentations.

- Assist with the organisation of meetings and events.

- Manage media and partner databases and demands.


- Be national of an EU Member State (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Republic of Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden) or an EFTA country (Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland) or an IPA qualifying country (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia and Turkey)

- Graduates in areas such as business administration, finance, law, human resources management, knowledge management & communications- or similar.

Applicants must have a thorough knowledge of one official language of the European Union and a satisfactory knowledge of another language of the European Union; one of these languages must be the Institute’s working language, which is English.

No age limit is imposed on the candidates for traineeships. 

Finance and Benefits

The traineeship is supported by a monthly grant equivalent to 1,236 EUR for each trainee.

- The travel tickets will be reimbursed by EIGE.

The maximum reimbursement for extra luggage costs for trainees upon arrival and departure shall be 250 EUR each way. 

- Trainees will have to make their own health insurance arrangements.

Grants awarded to trainees are not subject to the special tax regulations applying to officials and other servants of the European Union.

EIGE will take appropriate measures, where needed in a particular case, to enable trainees with a disability to have access to and participate in, the traineeship.


Application deadline: 26 July 2023 not later than 13:30 Eastern European Time (EET)

How to apply

Step 1 - Online registration: Applicants must submit their applications online using EIGE's application form. Applications must reach eige.hr@eige.europa.eu and the subject title should include the name of the candidate and the reference number of the traineeship (EIGE/2023/TR/O&E/05).

Step 2 - Supplementary documentation: If a candidate is chosen to begin a traineeship, she or he must submit copies of all the supporting documentation - such as proof of nationality, diplomas, academic credentials, employment certificates when appropriate, insurance coverage for sickness and accidents during the traineeship, a medical certificate indicating work fitness, etc. - required to demonstrate that they meet all admission requirements before the application can be deemed complete.

For more details about the opportunity, check the opportunity website from HERE

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