OSCE Internships

Deadline: As soon as possible


International Organizations


  • Albania
  • Armenia
  • Austria
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Kosovo UN1244 (*not recognized by majority of countries)
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • North Macedonia
  • Moldova
  • Netherlands
  • Serbia
  • Tajikistan
  • Ukraine
  • Worldwide


The OSCE has a comprehensive approach to security that encompasses politico-military, economic and environmental, and human aspects. It therefore addresses a wide range of security-related concerns, including arms control, confidence- and security-building measures, human rights, national minorities, democratization, policing strategies, counter-terrorism and economic and environmental activities


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 Secretariat, Vienna
  • Office of the Representative on Freedom of the Media, Vienna
  • High Commissioner on National Minorities, The Hague
  • OSCE Presence in Albania
  • OSCE Office in Yerevan
  • OSCE Mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • OSCE Mission in Kosovo
  • OSCE Mission to Skopje
  • OSCE Mission to Moldova (Russian or Romanian working knowledge is required)
  • OSCE Mission to Serbia
  • OSCE Project Co-ordinator in Ukraine
  • OSCE Centre in Bishkek
  • OSCE Office in Tajikistan

Institutions and field operations not listed above are currently not accepting applications for internships.

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Candidates should be from:

Description of Ideal Candidate

  • 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.
  • Be able to adapt to an international, multicultural working environment.
  • In addition to these minimal requirements, some field operations may require working knowledge of Russian or additional requirements, which will be listed in the vacancy notice.


Deadline: As soon as possible

Cost/funding for participants

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.

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