Traineeships

Young Graduate International Traineeship
Daikin (Belgium)
Deadline: 31. August 2021 | Bachelor's degree, Specific Languages
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EUI Multimedia Trainee
European University Institute (Italy)
Deadline: 31. October 2021 | Bachelor's degree, Specific Nationality
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Stage USA Traineeship
Stage USA (United States)
Deadline: 31. December 2021 | Bachelor's degree
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ACER Traineeship Programme 2021
Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (Regional - Europe)
Deadline: 31. December 2021 | Specific Nationality, Specific Languages
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International Talent Programme
ING (Regional - Europe)
Deadline: 31. December 2021 | Master's degree, Specific Nationality
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What are traineeships in humanitarian aid and international development?

If you want to gain a real work experience in humanitarian aid and international development followed by responsibilities, then the traineeship is just the right choice for you. Traineeships in these two fields are quite intensive training programs for highly hardworking, motivated and competent university graduates who are interested in developing their professional skills.

Traineeships in humanitarian aid and international development are typically offered by humanitarian aid organizations and international development agencies working to assist people and communities affected by conflicts and disasters. During your traineeship you will have an opportunity to work alongside professionals in these fields and learn about the humanitarian response during emergency periods. Your responsibilities and duties will depend on the type of a traineeship you are applying for; however, as a trainee you will be given an opportunity to contribute to important missions through your work and skills acquired during your education.

Traineeships usually last between one to two years; however shorter programs are available depending on the organization or an agency offering a traineeship. During your traineeship you will have an opportunity to explore different areas of work of the respective humanitarian organization or an international development agency, which will give you an opportunity to set up and expand your network of contacts and serve to your future career.

What is the purpose of a traineeship?

The purpose of a traineeship is to help young university graduates to gain a real working experience and skills and to equip them with necessary skills for their future professional careers. The goal of a traineeship is to ensure that you as a trainee develop into a proficient professional in a specific field.

Are traineeships in humanitarian aid and international development paid?

Traineeships in humanitarian aid and international development are typically paid. Trainees usually receive a monthly wage. In some instances, a providing organization or an agency covers travel expenses and health insurance.

What is the difference between a traineeship and an internship?

Internships are often part of your studies and completed during university years. Unlike traineeships, internships take a shorter period of time, usually from 6 months to a year. Interns have an established list of tasks to fulfill, for which they receive internship compensation or a stipend to cover living expenses.

On the other hand, trainees are seen as normal day to day employees  and are paid a full wage. Compared to an internship compensation or a stipend, a trainee’s wage is a lot higher. However, trainees carry a heavier set of responsibilities and tasks to fulfill and, in some cases, they are expected to stay with the organization or an agency after completing their traineeship program.