Hundreds of Moldovan students pursuing their studies abroad followed the live streaming of the information campaign of the Internship Programme – a joint initiative of the Government of the Republic of Moldova and the European Union. Internships will be granted for students of the final year of studies, master students and young graduates, interested in starting a career in the public service. Interns, who will be working hand in hand with civil servants and will be mentored by the EU High Level Advisers, will receive, for a duration of two months, a scholarship – the Programme being entirely funded by the European Union.

Today’s event presented the career experiences of the Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration, the Programme Manager within the Delegation of the European Union and the EU High Level Adviser on Local Public Administration Reform. According to the DPM Nicu Popescu, ‘The Republic of Moldova is going through a period full of opportunities: we need motivated people to join the governmental team and I encourage young people to come and contribute to speed up bringing our country into the European family.’

The selection process of the Programme is highly competitive: after the application procedure, comprising of a CV and motivation letter, the short-listed candidates will be interviewed by a Selection Committee involving Government & EU officials. Over the course of June-August, finalists will spend two full months in state institutions like the Prime Minister’s Office, the State Chancellery, line ministries and agencies, as well as the Presidential Administration.

The awareness raising campaign of the Internship Programme will continue in the Academy of Economic Studies on 23 May.

For more details about the Programme, have a look here. The deadline for applications is 4th June 2023.

Last year’s pilot edition of the Programme included 47 interns, out of which some have already started their careers in the civil service.