With 57 participating States in North America, Europe and Asia, the OSCE – the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe – is the world’s largest regional security organization. The OSCE works for stability, peace and democracy for more than a billion people, through political dialogue and through practical work to build and sustain peace and stability. The OSCE takes a comprehensive approach to security encompassing three dimensions - the politico-military, the economic and environmental, and the human.
The OSCE Secretariat is looking for qualified candidates to carry out internships for 3-6 month periods as of September 2019 in both administrative and programmatic areas.
What can the OSCE’s internship programme offer you?
Please note that OSCE internships are full-time (40 hour week).
|Tasks and Responsibilities|
Each receiving Unit/Section established tailored terms of reference (ToR) for the intern selected to join their teams. The online application platform will give you the opportunity to list up to 3 preferred assignments.
To give you an idea of what kinds of assignments you can expect, we have listed some typical day-to-day duties which interns perform in our different departments:
For more detailed information on the structure and work of the OSCE Secretariat, please see: http://www.osce.org/secretariat. We also recommend you to watch a video created by former interns and recently presented webinar.
Please find below the breakdown of potential available opportunities for the next internship cycle starting September 2019:
Upon visiting the ToRs and determining your interest, please list your top 3 preferences on your cover letter and use filter questions when completing your application online.
Please note that in line with other international and multilateral organizations, the OSCE does not provide remuneration or reimbursement for travel expenses. However, selected interns who are non-residents of Vienna may be eligible for a stipend to contribute towards their living costs in Vienna.
The internship lasts three (3) to six (6) months and does not constitute a commitment to future employment with the OSCE.
Should the selected intern not have already existing health insurance applicable to the duty station, he/she will participate in the group health insurance scheme at his/her own expense, but the OSCE will cover life and disability insurance.
Please note that some nationals may require a D-visa in order to work at the OSCE Secretariat, if selected for the internship, the OSCE will assist you with a support letter.
|How To Apply|
If you meet the above requirements and wish to apply for this internship opportunity, please use the OSCE's online application link found under https://jobs.osce.org/vacancies . Please mention your availability dates in the cover letter.
Only those applicants who are selected to participate in the subsequent stages of recruitment will be contacted.
Please note that vacancies in the OSCE are open for competition only amongst nationals of participating States, please see http://www.osce.org/states.
The OSCE retains the discretion to re-advertise/re-post the vacancy, to cancel the recruitment, or offer an internship with modified terms of reference or a different duration.
The OSCE is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all religious, ethnic and social backgrounds to apply to become a part of the Organization.
Please be aware that the OSCE does not request payment at any stage of the application and review process.