Netherlands Embassy in Skopje, Macedonia

Traineeship at the Embassy of the Netherlands

The Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Macedonia is looking for a student or recent graduate, as a trainee for a period of 6 months from November 2016 to May 2017.

The trainee will work in the field of political affairs and rule of law, assisting in political analysis/reporting and on the implementation of specific activities of the Embassy in the field of political affairs and rule of law.

He/she will also be involved in the daily work and tasks of the Embassy, such as: Economy and Trade; Public diplomacy; and Culture under the guidance of relevant Embassy staff. He/she will have the opportunity to be immerged in the daily practices of working in a diplomatic environment, including participation in the organisation of events, regular administration and logistical support to the on-going Embassy activities.

He/she is expected to possess a high degree of independence and motivation to take on a wide variety of tasks, ranging from report drafting to operational duties. He/she should have a high level of integrity.

The position is a full-time position with 40 work hours per week. The selected trainee will receive a monthly remuneration.

Candidate profile:

  • University student in political sciences/humanities/law, who will finish his/her studies within one year, or a recent university graduate who has finished his/her studies not earlier than in 2014;

  • Good knowledge of the general political environment in Macedonia, as well as knowledge of national policy making;

  • Ability to conduct researches and write analysis and reports with high degree of independence and to communicate clearly and concisely in writing;

  • IT skills, including usage of Outlook, Word, Excel and ability to search for and use online data;

  • Keen interest in international affairs and looking for practical experience in this field;

  • Excellent knowledge of the English and Macedonian language, both orally and in writing is a must. Knowledge of Dutch or Albanian language is considered an asset.

Application and selection process:

For securing a unified approach and review of all received applications, the candidates are asked to use the English version of the Euro format CV template, which can be downloaded at: 

Please enclose a letter of interest and a recent picture. The short listed candidates will be invited for an interview and testing of their knowledge and skills.

Incomplete applications and applications submitted after the deadline will not be taken into consideration.


Only the short-listed candidates will be contacted for interview/testing.


The candidates should send their letter of interest and a complete CV in English language by e-mail to by October 20th 2016, 16:30.