The 18 young people who carried out their internship in the Presidential Administration received their award certificate in a festive ceremony which took place yesterday, 29 September.

For three months, 18 interns worked next to the staff of the Presidency – advisers and heads of divisions – in the legal, security, communication, foreign affairs & protocol, internal policy and other departments. According to the concept of the programme, the main goal is to offer the opportunity to students and young graduates to learn what public service work means and to acquire skills that will increase their chances of employment in the future.

Previously, 29 young people, who carried out internships in Governmental institutions, received their award certificates. In total, the pilot edition of the Internships Programme of the EU included 47 interns assigned to work in more than 15 state institutions.

The interns were selected on the basis of a thorough selection process, which included a pre-selection of CVs, supported by motivation letters and also face-to-face interviews with a Selection Committee, comprising representatives of the Delegation of the European Union, state institutions of the Republic of Moldova, and the EU High Level Advisers. The Internship Programme is fully funded by the European Union.

The initiative was launched in the context of the European Year of Youth 2022 and was designed to encourage the participation of young people in all social, economic and administrative activities.