Cultural Affairs and Public Diplomacy in Canberra

The Dutch Embassy in Canberra is looking for a trainee in the Cultural Affairs and Public Diplomacy department for the period from 15 July 2019 to 20 December 2019.

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An internship at the embassy in Canberra gives you the opportunity to experience what diplomacy means up close. 

Public diplomacy is generally used to strategically draw attention to important Dutch cultural, economic and human rights policy issues in Australia. In practice, public diplomacy is often linked to economic diplomacy. This means that you will occasionally cooperate with the Economic Department. The embassy also pursues an active policy in the field of Dutch-Australian Shared Cultural Heritage (GCE). Finally, communication is also an important task of this department. The PCZ department maintains the country pages about Australia, including resorts on the websites of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, as well as one Facebook page and one Twitter account on which messages are published daily.

The embassy is looking for a trainee who has a good pen, no trouble with deadlines, and who is genuinely interested in government communication. You are broadly employable, but you will mainly contribute to the daily, external communication via the media channels of the embassy. The trainee also assists with managing and organizing data files, with informational tasks such as answering incoming public questions, writing press releases and speeches, and monitoring Australian media. Furthermore, your help is occasionally requested in the organization of visits, receptions, heritage events and public-diplomatic activities. We expect the trainee to be able to roll up his sleeves.

For more information regarding the requirements for application, please go to this website

*During the internship period you are eligible for an internship allowance and a reimbursement of your pension costs.

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