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  • Issued by: OSCE Mission in Kosovo
  • Requisition ID: OFF00003I
  • Contract Type: Intern
  • Grade: No grade
  • Job Type: Intern
  • Number of posts: 1
  • Location: OSCE Mission in Kosovo, Prishtine / Pristina
  • Posting Date: Mar 21, 2022
  • Closing Date: Apr 10, 2022
  • Target Start Date: Jun 13, 2022
  • Schedule: Full-time
  • Education Level: Bachelor's Degree (First-level university degree or equivalent)
  • Job Field: Democratization


Duration of the Internship with the Democratization Department is 6 months.

Tasks and Responsibilities

Under the supervision of the National Co-ordination Officer in the Office of the Director of the Department of Democratization (ODDD), the Intern will support ODDD in ensuring quality control of departmental publications, and of regular reporting on the Democratization programme’s projects and activities. The incumbent will work closely with other members of the ODDD, to ensure co-ordination of information with the Mission’s field presence, as well as the Department’s sections on programmatic and project activities. The Intern will, after consultation with his/her direct supervisor, co-operate with other sections of the Department of Democratization.

The duties of the Intern will include, but will not be limited to:

- Provide support to ODDD in the pre-clearance of departmental publications and documents.
- Assist ODDD in the management of departmental clearance procedures with relevant Mission offices, including the Office of Political Affairs and Communications, Office of Legal Affairs, and Office of Central Co-ordination.
- Assist with the preparation of reports and publications by the Department.
- Provide support to co-ordinating tasks and activities with the field.
- Provide support to the management of departmental public awareness and visibility-related activities within the programme’s projects and activities.
- Perform other duties as assigned.

Necessary Qualifications:

- Be not older than 30 years on the date of the deadline of the vacancy notice, advanced degree in a field relevant to the
OSCE’s mandate no longer than two years before the date of the deadline of the vacancy notice
- University education in Political Sciences, Sociology or Law. Further specialization in development would be an asset
- Thorough knowledge of democratization processes in transitional environments is desirable
- Professional fluency in English with excellent communication skills
- Strong analytical, research and drafting skills
- Good organizational skills with ability to process and classify information quickly and efficiently
- Excellent IT knowledge, familiarity with Microsoft Office and Internet applications
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with people from different national and cultural backgrounds, whilst maintaining impartiality and objectivity
- While not a requirement, previous working experience with non-governmental, governmental and/or international organizations is desirable; experience with drafting of relevant publications is a strong asset.

Remuneration Package:

In lieu of remuneration the OSCE Mission in Kosovo will contribute towards the cost of living of international interns who are non-residents at the duty station (place of assignment), such compensation is equivalent to 10% of the applicable BLA rate. Social benefits will include participation in the Cigna health insurance scheme. The internship does not constitute a commitment to future employment with the OSCE.

If you meet the above requirements and wish to apply for this internship opportunity, please use the OSCE's online application link found under Please mention your availability dates in the cover letter.

In case of technical difficulties with the online application, applicants may use the OSCE offline application form, which can be downloaded from on the same page, and send it by e-mail to with vacancy number quoted in subject. Please note that vacancies in the OSCE are open for competition only amongst nationals of participating States, please see 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 achieving a better balance of women and men within the Organization. Please be aware that the OSCE does not request payment at any stage of the application and review process.

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