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.
OSCE internships are unpaid. However, selected candidates who are non-residents at the duty station may be entitled to partial compensation towards their cost of living expenses.
Please note the following institutions and field operations accept interns to support their activities. Any future openings will be announced in advance via vacancy notice. Interested candidates should check the employment website on a regular basis and apply for one of these vacancies using the online application form.
Institutions and field operations not listed above are currently not accepting applications for internships.
How to apply
Please apply against a specific vacancy notice in the institution or field operation where you wish to work by completing the online application form, writing a short motivation essay in the "Cover Letter" field and submitting it online.
Please note that only applicants who are short-listed for telephone interview will be contacted, due to the large amount of applications received.
Direct applications will not be considered.