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The OSCE Mission in Kosovo, through its Department of Human Rights and Communities aims to enable human rights and rule of law institutions in Kosovo to better guarantee, promote and protect the rights of individuals, irrespective of ethnicity, gender, religion or other personal characteristics. The OSCE played a pivotal role in the establishment of the Ombudsperson Institution of Kosovo (OIK) back in 2000 and subsequently supported a wide range of activities to enhance the OIK’s co-operation with other institutions and civil society organizations; raise public awareness and promote the role of the Ombudsperson and strengthen its institutional capacity and sustainability. Youth participation in decision and policymaking processes remains one of the priorities of the OSCE. The internships will provide young people adequate transferable skills and knowledge to bridge the transition from education to the employment market. In 2022, the OSCE will support a four-month (September-December) internship program for ten young law graduates in co-operation with the OIK with the possibility to extend it for two additional months in 2023, depending on the availability of funds. The aim of the internship program is to involve young men and women in the work of the OIK and acquaint them with the mandate, scope of work, duties and responsibilities as well as provide them with an opportunity to be mentored by their colleagues with human rights experience. The initial four-month internship will conclude with a roundtable during which both, interns and their mentors will have an opportunity to share their experience and their contribution to the respective office within the OIK.


To support ten young men and women from different communities to acquire relevant professional experience and knowledge in the field of protection and promotion of human rights and fundamental freedoms through an internship program within the OIK and its regional offices.

Tasks and Responsibilities:

Three (3) of the interns will be assigned to different departments of the central office of the OIK in Prishtinë/Priština and seven interns will be placed in its seven regional offices in Prizren, Pejë/Peć, Gjakovë/Đakovica, Gjilan/Gnjilane, Gračanica/Graçanicë, Mitrovicë/Mitrovica South, and Mitrovica/Mitrovicë North.

The interns will be tasked to: - Co-operate with their mentor/supervisor to prepare a work plan for the duration of the internship; - Assist OIK staff in desk research and analysis of existing legal documents about different human rights-related topics; - Prepare drafts of internal and external case analysis under the guidance of mentors; - Assist regional legal advisors in preparing minutes and reports from the meetings with complainants; - Attend different meetings with relevant external stakeholders together with their mentors; - Support the OIK staff in organizing different workshops by drafting invitations, agendas, minutes, etc.; - Attend a roundtable in December 2022 to share their four-month experiences and contributions with other interns, their mentors, OIK and OSCE Law and Justice Section (LJS) staff; - Perform other duties as assigned by their mentor;

The internship program will last for four months (September – December) with the possibility to extend it for two additional months in 2023.

For more detailed information on the structure and work of the OSCE Mission in Kosovo, please see: https://www.osce.org/mission-in-kosovo

Necessary Qualifications:

  • Be not older than 30 years on the date of the deadline of the vacancy notice and have completed a first or advanced degree in law, human rights, international relations or related field in an accredited institution no longer than two years before the date of the deadline of the vacancy notice;
  • Be able to operate Windows applications;
  • Excellent communication skills;
  • Excellent Albanian or Serbian language skills (both written and verbal);
  • Good command of English language is an asset.

Remuneration Package:

In lieu of remuneration the OSCE Mission in Kosovo will contribute towards the cost of living of local 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 https://vacancies.osce.org/. The applicants should also indicate their preferable region for placement in their cover letter.

In case of technical difficulties with the online application, applicants may use the OSCE offline application form, which can be downloaded through the following link https://jobs.osce.org/resources/document/offline-application-form, and send it by email to internship.omik@osce.org with vacancy number quoted in subject. Only those candidates who are selected to participate in the subsequent stages of recruitment will be contacted. 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. 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 in Kosovo
  • Requisition ID: LAW000025
  • Contract Type: Intern
  • Grade: No grade
  • Job Type: Intern
  • Number of posts: 10
  • Location: OSCE Mission in Kosovo, Prishtine / Pristina
  • Issue Date: Aug 11, 2022
  • Closing Date: Aug 21, 2022
  • Employee Status: Short-Term
  • Schedule: Full-time
  • Education Level: Bachelor's Degree (First-level university degree or equivalent)
  • Job Field: Human Rights
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