The Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) is the principal institution responsible for the human dimension of the Organisation of Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE). ODIHR’s activities are implemented in 57 participating States in accordance with ODIHR’s political mandate. Among ODIHR’s main fields of activities are election observations, democratic institution building, the rule of law and human rights. ODIHR’s Human Rights Department monitors governments’ compliance with human dimension commitments, provides expert advice to OSCE participating States, and conducts capacity building activities for State officials and civil society representatives.
Interns will assist in the implementation of activities within the various programmes of the Human Rights Department, which address human rights defenders, human rights education, human rights and anti-terrorism, torture prevention, anti-trafficking, freedom of religion or belief, freedom of peaceful assembly, national human rights institutions, and human rights, gender and security.
The ODIHR Human Rights Department is looking to recruit three interns for a 6 months’ period each – 2 Interns starting in April 2018 and 1 Intern starting in October 2018. Please note the starting date is subject to change. Please kindly mention your availability dates in the cover letter.
|Tasks and Responsibilities:
Managerial competencies (for positions with managerial responsibilities)
The OSCE is not in a position to pay any remuneration or cover any expenses incurred by the intern during his/her stay nor reimburse travel expenses. Some compensation towards the cost of living may be offered to interns who do not reside in the place of assignment, subject to approval of the 2018 Unified Budget.
The selected intern may participate in the group health insurance scheme at his/her own expense, but the OSCE will cover life and accident/disability insurance. If the intern opts to arrange his/her own medical coverage, he/she shall provide evidence of medical coverage for the duty station he/she applies to, and for any eventual duty trip destinations.
The internship does not constitute a commitment to future employment with the OSCE.
|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 http://jobs.osce.org. Please mention your availability dates in the cover letter.
Please note that vacancies in the OSCE are open for competition only amongst nationals of participating States, please see http://www.osce.org/states.
Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.
The OSCE retains the discretion to re-advertise 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 national, 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.