EuroClio Young Professional Programme

The Hague
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EuroClio Young Professional Programme September 2022 – May 2023

EuroClio invites recent graduates to apply for the newly launched Young Professional Programme at the EuroClio Secretariat based in The Hague, The Netherlands. The Young Professional Programme is a nine-month full time placement that provides recent graduates the opportunity to gain practical experience of working in an international NGO that is active in more than 50 countries and maintains a network of 25.000 inspiring history, citizenship and heritage education professionals around the globe. As a Young Professional at EuroClio, you will get acquainted with and actively involved in the day-to-day operations of the organisation, and you will be working within a specific Area of Work: Educational Resources, Professional Development or Outreach.

What do you offer? 

As a Young Professional at the EuroClio Secretariat, you will be working on a variety of events, multiple projects and be involved with stakeholder engagement on a daily basis. Therefore, we highly welcome candidates with a strong affiliation or interest in history (or history and civics education) and that have a proven record of the following core skills and competences:

  • Accountability: Taking responsibility for and ownership of work related actions, following through on commitments and decisions made;
  • Accuracy: Certain tasks, like financial management, require detail-oriented accuracy. Young Professionals will, for example, also be involved in financial management (scanning and processing receipts) for which a high sense of accuracy is needed;
  • Adaptability: Being able to quickly adapt in changing or challenging circumstances, responding in innovative ways. This also includes the ability to swiftly adapt to the different needs of the Secretariat and changing tasks;
  • Analytical Thinking and Creativity: Project proposals and the development of educational resources also require analytical thinking and creativity when it comes to developing project activities and teaching and learning materials, and even more so, gaining an in-depth understanding of the local context, the problem at hand, the needs assessment, potential risks, and overall impact of the project, activities and educational resources;
  • Independence: While teamwork is very important at EuroClio, Young Professionals are also expected to work and to successfully complete their tasks independently with minimal supervision;
  • Intercultural communication and empathy: Valuing and recognising diversity and the ability to communicate in a respectful manner with colleagues or partners from any cultural, ethnic, or religious background at all times;
  • Team Work: At EuroClio, a lot of the work is done in teams with many different people both inside and outside the Secretariat. In order to successfully work in a team, accountability, solid communication and adaptability are essential skills to apply and to develop further;
  • Fluency in English and excellent writing skills;
  • Knowledge of other languages (in particular, French, German, Spanish or Russian) is a strong asset;
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint).

You can apply for one of the three main Areas of Work > see the website.

Eligibility Criteria

In order to be eligible for the EuroClio Young Professional Programme, candidates must meet the following requirements at the start of the Programme:

  • To hold EU Citizenship (or an EU Residence Permit);
  • To hold a Master’s Degree in a relevant field of study, such as Education, History, Political Science, International Relations, Development Studies, Management, Business Administration or any other related field;
  • Under the age of 30 on the start date of the Programme.

What does EuroClio offer?

EuroClio offers a diverse and dynamic work environment at the Secretariat in The Hague and as a EuroClio Young Professional you will be working with a highly passionate and driven network of professionals that work in different contexts and circumstances around the world. Depending on the project or Area of Work you are involved in, you might be joining a staff member on work trips abroad. You will also be offered an in-house training programme adapted to your professional development needs and interests. You will be assigned a Supervisor who will track your progress and discuss your professional development to ensure that the Programme is meeting your expectations and contributes to your future career interests and development. 

EuroClio offers a work space at the office in The Hague, with access to a work laptop if needed. Young Professionals will receive a fee of 1000 EUR per month and up to 100 EUR of reimbursement of local travel expenses (home – office commute) per month.

Application Procedure 

For the September 2022 Cycle, you can apply by submitting a Motivation Letter and CV, indicating your preferred Area of Work, to Eugenie Khatschatrian (eugenie@euroclio.eubefore 27 June 2022. The first round of interviews will take place in the week of 4 July 2022, followed by a second interview round in the week of 18 July 2022. When selected for the second round of interviews, you will also be asked to prepare a challenge related to the Area of Work that you applied for, to be finished prior to the second interview. Please note that references may be contacted as part of the selection procedure. The outcome of applications will be communicated via email no later than 22 July 2022. The start date of the Programme is 1 September 2022.

Discover the current trainees on our Trainees page or read the rich experiences of past trainees below.