Intern, Policy and Planning

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The Political and Reporting Unit provides strategic analysis of political issues, ensuring that trends and developments relevant to the Mission’s work are brought to the attention of Senior Staff. This is achieved through verbal briefings, drafting background and working papers, spot reports and policy briefs. The Unit is also responsible for ensuring that the OSCE Secretariat is informed of developments through targeted reporting, as well as supporting high-level visits by drafting comprehensive briefing packs. To assist the Political Section in these tasks, should you be selected for this position, you will be responsible for assisting in the compilation and analysis of information, conducting specific research and editing/drafting targeted reports on various issues of interest to the Mission. You will also have the possibility to become acquainted with and get a holistic picture of the political and programmatic work pursued by the OSCE Mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Should you be selected for this position, you will be directly reporting to the Senior Political Advisor within the Political Section and in the second instance, to the Chief of Policy and Planning.

Tasks and Responsibilities:

The successful candidate will be tasked with the following duties:

1. Monitoring, compiling and analysing information on political and socio-economic issues of interest to the Mission;

2. Assisting in drafting reports for dissemination within the Mission as well as with the Secretariat in Vienna;

3. Providing assistance with the proofreading and editing of various political/analytical documents;

4. Attending external meetings;

5. Drafting specific research and spot reports;

6. Performing other duties as assigned.

For more information on the work of the OSCE Mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina, please see:

Necessary Qualifications:

  • Be between 19 and 30 years old on the date of the deadline of this vacancy notice;
  • Be in your final year of higher education at graduate or postgraduate level or within two years after graduation by the deadline of the vacancy;
  • The ability to draft documents clearly and concisely;
  • Professional fluency in English with excellent communication (both oral and written) skills;
  • Strong communication and inter-personal skills;
  • Good research skills.

Remuneration Package:

The OSCE is not in a position to pay any remuneration or cover any expenses incurred by the intern during his/her stay in Sarajevo nor reimburse travel expenses. However, interns selected who are non-residents of Sarajevo may be eligible for some compensation towards their living costs in Sarajevo.

The internship lasts up to six (6) months for citizens of Bosnia and Herzegovina, and up to three (3) months for international applicants.

Internships do not constitute a commitment to future employment with the OSCE.

The selected intern shall provide the OSCE with evidence that he/she has health insurance coverage which is valid for Bosnia and Herzegovina, otherwise he/she shall be obliged to join the OSCE group health insurance scheme for the period of their internship, at their own expense. The OSCE will cover life and disability insurance for the duration of internship.

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.

Only those candidates 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

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.

Candidates should be aware that OSCE officials shall conduct themselves at all times in a manner befitting the status of an international civil servant. This includes avoiding any action which may adversely reflect on the integrity, independence and impartiality of their position and function as officials of the OSCE. The OSCE is committed to applying the highest ethical standards in carrying out its mandate. For more information on the values set out in OSCE Competency Model, please see

Please be aware that the OSCE does not request payment at any stage of the application and review process.

Additional Information

  • Issued by: OSCE Mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Requisition ID: PLA000004
  • Contract Type: Intern
  • Grade: No grade
  • Job Type: Intern
  • Number of posts: 1
  • Location: OSCE Mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina, Sarajevo
  • Issue Date: Jul 7, 2022
  • Closing Date: Aug 4, 2022
  • Schedule: Part-time
  • Education Level: Other
  • Job Field: Political Affairs
  • Target Start Date: Oct 10, 2022
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