Opportunities for young people: internships in state institutions, thanks to the pilot programme launched by the European Union in partnership with the Government of the Republic of Moldova
Students in the 3rd and 4th year of the bachelor’s cycle, master’s students, as well as recent graduates can do internships in the central public institutions of the Republic of Moldova, for a period of two months. Beneficiaries of the internships programme will be guided in their day-to-day work by the High Level Advisers of the European Union. The internship program for young people in public institutions is a joint initiative of the European Union and the Government of the Republic of Moldova.
The programme was designed to give young people the opportunity to gain an insight into the activities and responsibilities of public administration and to raise their interest in a career in public administration. For two months, the trainees will work together with civil servants in areas such as: economy, education, environment, European integration, reintegration policies, infrastructure and regional development etc.
The internship will take place between June and August 2022, and the allowances offered to trainees are fully funded by the European Union.
The initiative to involve young people through internships in state institutions in the Republic of Moldova is launched in the context of the European Year of Youth 2022, also marked in the Republic of Moldova, which encourages pro-active participation of young people in all social, economic and administrative activities.
The participation files, which include CV, motivation letter and copy of the transcript of records (extract of grades) or copy of the diploma of studies, will be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org, with the mention “Internship” until May 27, 2022. The pre-selected candidates will be subsequently invited to the interview test.
Frequently Asked Questions
1) When can I apply?
13 – 27 May 2022: Submission of application files.
2) Who can apply?
Students in the last two years of bachelor’s degree, master’s students, doctoral students and recent graduates, with the age limit of 27 years.
3) Where do I send the application file?
At the e-mail address email@example.com mentioning in the title of the message the position for which you want to apply. The fields in which internships are offered are the fields of activity of your future mentors – European Union High Level Advisers and state institutions of the Republic of Moldova:
• Internal Security Affairs,
• Diplomatic and European Affairs,
• Strategic Coordination and European Affairs,
• Justice and Prosecution Services,
• Anti-Money Laundering and Asset Recovery,
• Education and Research,
• Green Transition,
• Customs and Tax Policy (Domestic Revenue Mobilisation),
• Financial Services,
• Local Public Administration Reform,
• Reforms coordination,
• Confidence Building Measures (reintegration policy).
4) Can I apply for more positions?
Yes, specify a maximum of three positions (domains) in order of preference.
5) What’s in the application file?
• Letter of motivation (maximum one page)
• Copy of the transcript of records (extract of grades)/copy of the diploma of studies.
6) Eligibility and selection criteria:
• citizen of the Republic of Moldova
• age: up to 27 years
• knowledge of the Romanian language
• knowledge of English (level B2)
• academic results
• extracurricular activities
• compatibility of the study profile with the field of activity
• motivation for a career in public service
7) What is the selection process?
A selection committee made up of senior EU experts and representatives of the State Chancellery will pre-select from the nominations received the people who will be invited to the interview. The pre-selection will take place during the period: 27 May -10 June 2022.
The persons invited to the interview will discuss, between June 13-17, 2022, with the members of the selection committee.
8) When will the Internships take place?
An introductory meeting with the selected ones will take place on June 27, 2022. The internships will take place between June 27 and August 26, 2022, with a full-time work schedule.
9) What is the allowance?
The internship allowance will be an amount equivalent to 150 Euros per month. Other expenses will not be covered.
10) At the end of the Internships, do I receive a certification?
Yes. Upon submission of the internship report, you will receive a certificate.
Internship Program Calendar
May 5 – 13, 2022: Announcement events of the program within the Universities.
May 7 – 27, 2022: Application process.
May 27 – June 10, 2022: Selection of files and short-listing of candidates.
June 13 – 17, 2022: Interviews with candidates.
June 20 – 24, 2022: Signing contracts with selected candidates.
June 27, 2022: Introductory meeting before the start of the actual internships.
June 27 – August 26, 2022: Carrying out the internship program.
August 26, 2022: Handing over the certificates of graduation of the internship program, festive ceremony.