EUROCLIO invites university students and recently graduates to apply for a traineeship position to enrich their knowledge with the practical experience of working for an International NGO in the field of History Education. In the past years enthusiastic students from the Netherlands, as well as from Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Georgia, Greece, Finland, France, Italy, Nigeria, Poland, Slovakia, Spain, United Kingdom and the United States have worked as trainees for a period of 3 up to 6 months at the EUROCLIO Secretariat in The Hague. Discover the current trainees on our Staff page or read the rich experiences of past trainees below.
What does the traineeship offer?
As a trainee, you will learn all about the world of an International NGO. You will get in touch with different institutions, donors, funding organisations, and international associations. Your tasks include communication with members and partners, networking, public announcements, fundraising, reporting, website management, contribution to the development of transnational source collections and historical content and all aspects of office, project and event management. Additionally, EUROCLIO provides;
- Remuneration up to 300 euros per month based on fulltime traineeship (40 hours per week)
- Reimbursement local travel costs up to 100 euro per month based on receipts for a fulltime traineeship
At the moment EUROCLIO is accepting applications for trainees for the period September 2017 - January 2018. Deadline for applications is 1 June.
“I can only recommend students to experience this day-to-day work first hand, as it will enhance your picture of the challenges in the field of history-related Non-Profit-Organizations worldwide and it will reward you with a network of extraordinary people.
The strength of the traineeship is a combination of good personal guidance and developing competencies: from project management to research and from fundraising to developing learning materials yourself. At EUROCLIO, I learned to quickly own a project that you are assigned to and develop my own initiatives.
Accepting the offer to become a trainee at EUROCLIO was an easy decision. From the first minute of my interview, I knew that the EUROCLIO secretariat was a cosy, hard-working and tight-knit bunch of people that all strived towards the same goal; making history, citizenship and heritage education more responsible and innovative. What I did not know, but quickly came to learn, was the immense reach of the EUROCLIO network. Educators from all corners of Europe (and beyond!) with nothing but praise for the association and the hard work put in by the secretariat, the board, the ambassadors, and the members. Most of my favourite moments during my time at EUROCLIO came through engaging with EUROCLIO members and people participating in projects. Their passion for the contemporary issues within education in general, and the trend of nationalization and myth-making of national history education in particular, was eye-opening and inspiring.
As someone who is focused on developing my own skillset with ambitions of entering an international job market and making a difference, I believe that the completion of the traineeship has me exceptionally well-placed for doing so. The EUROCLIO traineeship is not your average coffee-making, hours upon hours of printing job; instead, I learned from excellent colleagues about project management, networking, outreach, project application, logistics planning, team-work, time-management, event planning, and how to work with transnational educational materials. With an interest in censorship and authoritarian regimes, being handed responsibilities within the SCC project provided me with a platform to grow professionally, and I am forever thankful for all the advice and lessons provided to me by fellow trainees and from the full-time staff. I whole-heartedly recommend the EUROCLIO traineeship.
EUROCLIO is always looking for trainees and dedicated students that;
- Are in the final stage of their University Bachelor degree, in their Master degree or recently graduated.
- Have a background in History, History Education and/or International Cooperation/Relations;
- Have skills in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, Powerpoint);
- Are flexible, motivated and are able to work independently;
- Are fluent in English (written and spoken)
Knowledge of additional languages, website management (including CMS, WordPress) and design skills are considered an asset.
In addition to the regular traineeship we are also offering a research traineeship. The focus will be on a specific topic or related to a specific project. If you want to apply, please elaborate on your specific research interest and we will discuss this on an individual basis and decide based on the need and connection to our Areas of Action.
EUROCLIO offers internships for two periods: August - January (deadline for applications June 1st) and February - July (deadline for applications November 1st), therefore you may contact us at all times to find out if there is a vacancy. Students who are interested can send their letter of motivation and CV by e-mail, and will be informed whether they are selected for an interview.
An application and any other questions may be sent to Judith Geerling.
We advise international students interested in a traineeship at EUROCLIO to explore the opportunity to obtain a Erasmus+ grant (or any other grant) through their universities.