In the Political and Public Affairs Unit within the OSCE Presence in Albania, an opportunity has arisen for an Internship, open for international candidates.
This internship is planned for an initial duration of 4 months, which upon mutual agreement between the incumbent and the Presence can potentially be extended to 6 months.
The unit is at the heart of the OSCE Presence in Albania directly supporting the Head of Presence in his diplomatic, policy oversight and communications roles. The Political and Public Affairs Unit leads on political analysis, media relations and reporting, briefing and drafting for the Ambassador, and personal support to his diplomatic work.
Tasks and Responsibility:
The Intern will work for a period of 4 months, under the supervision of Chief Political, Public Affairs and Reporting Officer, supporting the staff of the Unit in conducting their day-to-day activities.
The work will include the following tasks:
1. Contributing to drafting briefings, reports, news items and feature stories;
2. Support project planning;
3. Assisting the drafting of speeches/talking points;
4. Planning and participating in outreach campaigns;
5. Supporting social media outreach;
6. Supporting event management;
7. Other duties as assigned.
• Max. 30 years of age
• In the field of International Relations, European Studies, Political Science, Journalism, Law or similar, no longer than two years before: a) completed two years of full-time post-secondary education in an accredited institution, or b) completed a first or advanced University degree.
• Previous work or study experiences outside the home country are an advantage.
• Effective writing, analysis and research skills
• Previous experience with media work would be an advantage.
• Previous experience with project organization/management would be an advantage
• Professional fluency in English; knowledge of Albanian would be an asset
• Ability to establish and maintain effective work relations with different cultural and national backgrounds.
• Ability to operate Windows applications including word-processing and e-mail.
• A strong (demonstrated) interest in political affairs is desirable for this position.
This Internship is not remunerated.
Necessary travel expenses to the mission at the commencement and from the Mission home at the end of the Internship will not reimbursed.
In lieu of remuneration, the Mission shall contribute towards the cost of living of international interns who are non-residents at the duty station. This contribution is equivalent to maximum 10% of the applicable BLA (=11 Euro per day) rate of the respective field operation duty station.
Attention: Interns are obliged to provide the OSCE with evidence that they have health insurance coverage which is valid for the duty station(s) of their internship, prior to commencing the Internship.
How to apply:
All applications are due by 15 February 2018.
If you wish to apply for this position, please use the OSCE's online application link found under https://jobs.osce.org/.
The OSCE retains the discretion to re-advertise the vacancy or to cancel the recruitment.
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. Please be aware that the OSCE does not request payment at any stage of the application and review process. Delayed nominations will not be considered.