Work with us

The team of the European Audiovisual Observatory is characterised by a passion for the audiovisual sector and dedicated work in a multi-cultural environment. If you would like to work with us, we invite you to periodically check our website for permanent or temporary positions. The Observatory also takes in graduates as trainees.

Permanent employment

Vacancies for permanent posts with the European Audiovisual Observatory are announced below and on the Council of Europe jobs website. Please note that all applications must be submitted via the Council of Europe online application system.

Temporary employment

The European Audiovisual Observatory occasionally offers temporary employment opportunities for a maximum duration of nine months. Depending on the requested profiles, these positions may be published on the Observatory website and are open for direct applications. Alternatively, the Observatory may also resort to the Council of Europe pool of applications; you may therefore send a speculative application for temporary employment to the Council of Europe via its online application system.


The European Audiovisual Observatory welcomes graduates with a background in audiovisual media as trainees. Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Have the nationality of one of the Council of Europe member states;
  • Have a bachelor's degree or equivalent in one of the areas corresponding to the Observatory‚Äôs activities;
  • Have a very good knowledge of one of the three Observatory official languages (English, French or German) and good knowledge in one of the other official languages.

In order to apply, you can either send a spontaneous application to (flexible starting point) or participate in the Council of Europe traineeship scheme, which comprises of two official traineeship sessions each year (beginning in March and September). For your online application with the Council of Europe, please specify your wish to work with the Observatory by selecting the following department:

  • Directorate General Human Rights and rule of Law (DGI)
    • Directorate of Information Society and Action against Crime
      • European Audiovisual Observatory

Our traineeships last from eight weeks to five months and are not remunerated.

Traineeship Opportunities in the field of legal research and communication at the European Audiovisual Observatory

The applications for the new 2019 traineeship program at the Council of Europe have just opened. In this context, the European Observatory will be offering traineeships in two specific fields.

One is a research traineeship concerning media law. The second involves communication, presswork, PR and social media.

If you are currently studying law or communication, and are looking to apply your knowledge in an international environment, then this opportunity might be for you.

Interested? Check out this link to find out everything you need to know to get involved. Please specify which field interests you in your application.