Internship Programme at the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE)
Interns can assist and support the work of the following offices within the OSCE:
- Offices of the Secretary General (Vienna)
- Anti-Trafficking Assistance Unit (Vienna)
- Strategic Police Matters Unit (Vienna)
- Action Against Terrorism Unit (Vienna)
- Office of the Co-ordinator of OSCE Economic and Environmental Activities (Vienna)
- Conflict Prevention Centre (Vienna)
- Department of Management and Finance (Vienna)
- Department of Human Resources (Vienna)
- The OSCE Documentation Centre (Prague)
- Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) (Warsaw)
- High Commissioner on National Minorities (The Hague)
Trainees can also assist in the work of OSCE missions in Albania, Armenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Moldova, Serbia and Montenegro and Ukraine.
Persons eligible for an internship with OSCE:
- Students in the final year of higher education at graduate or postgraduate level; or recent graduates or postgraduates.
- Applicants who are nationals of OSCE participating States or nationals of OSCE Partners for Co-operation.
- The upper age limit for applicants is 30 years and a good working knowledge of English is required, both oral and written and computer literacy.
- Trainees normally do not get a grant.
The OSCE offers a limited number of places for trainees which are filled subject to current needs and facilities of the various Departments. The traineeship usually lasts between two and six months and takes place throughout the year.
Applications should be send directly to the office where the applicant wants to complete the internship. A list of participating countries can be found on: http://www.osce.org/who/83