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Internships at the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, various locations and deadlines

Internships at the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, various locations and deadlines


The OSCE Internship Programme provides a framework for graduate/postgraduate students or recent graduates or postgraduates (within one year of graduation) to develop their professional skills and gain practical work experience in an international environment.  The aim of the programme is to expose interns to the work of the OSCE and to provide OSCE departments with qualified and specialized assistance in various professional fields.
The OSCE offers a limited number of places for interns that are filled subject to the current needs and facilities of various Departments. Internships usually last between two to six months and do not constitute a commitment to future employment with the OSCE. The OSCE is not in a position to provide financial assistance to selected interns.
Please note the OSCE is currently not accepting any more applications for internships at the OSCE Secretariat for 2011. Any future openings will be announced via vacancy notices.
However interested candidates may apply for as an intern to support the work of the following institutions and field operations:
Field operations and institutions not listed above are currently not accepting applications for internships at this moment.
  • Students in the final year of higher education (university or other accredited institution) at graduate or postgraduate level; or recent graduates or postgraduates, i.e. within one year of graduation.
  • The upper age limit for applicants is 30 years.
  • Applicants should have a working knowledge of English, both oral and written and computer literacy.
  • In addition to these minimal requirements, missions may have additional requirements, listed in brackets after the mission name above.
How to apply
To apply, please download the internship application form, complete it, write a short essay explaining your motivation and send these by post, fax or e-mail to the institution or mission where you wish to apply for the internship. You can add a CV, but no other documents. We recommend that applications be sent well in advance (at least 3 months) before the envisaged period of internship.
Please note that only applicants who succeed in the initial screening will receive a response, due to the large amount of applications received.
Only applications made according to the procedure mentioned on this page will be taken into account.