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OSCE seeks Intern

evahoermann Internship  Wien, Wien, Österreich 12 Mai 2016

Job Description

The Meetings Assistance Unit (MAU) of the OSCE seeks


The Meetings Assistance Unit (MAU)is part of Conference and Language Services/Office of the Secretary General, and its members assist the Chairmanship and delegations of the participating States in relation to procedural aspects of the preparation, conduct and follow-up to meetings of the OSCE decision-making and informal subsidiary bodies. The MAU also provides support to the meetings of the Joint Consultative Group (JCG) and the Open Skies Consultative Commission (OSCC).

Required competencies

Core values

  • Commitment: Actively contributes to achieving organizational goals
  • Diversity: Respects others and values their diverse perspectives and contributions
  • Integrity: Acts in a manner consistent with the Organization’s core values and organizational principles
  • Accountability: Takes responsibility for own action and delegated work

Core competencies

  • Communication: Actively works to achieve clear and transparent communication with colleagues and with stakeholders of the Organization
  • Collaboration: Works effectively with others on common goals and fosters a positive, trust-based working environment
  • Planning: Works towards the achievement of goals in a structured and measured manner
  • Analysis and decision-making: Analyses available information, draws well-founded conclusions and takes appropriate decisions
  • Initiative-taking: Proposes and initiates new ideas, activities and projects
    Flexibility: Responds positively and effectively to changing circumstances

Managerial competencies (for positions with managerial responsibilities)

  • Leadership: Provides a clear sense of direction, builds trust and creates an enabling environment
  • Strategic thinking: Identifies goals that advance the organizational agenda and develops plans for achieving them
  • Managing performance: Helps to maximize team performance by providing active feedback and skill development opportunities

Tasks and Responsibilities

Conference and Language Services is looking for an internship candidate for three months, beginning 12 September 2016 or soonest thereafter, who will work with all members of the team and will be tasked with the duties outlined below:

  • Assist in providing services during the meetings;
  • Take minutes at and write summaries of meetings;
  • Assist in keeping records, maintaining and updating files;
  • Assist the members of the Unit in their daily activities and perform any other tasks as required.

Necessary Qualifications

  • Applicants should be under the age of 30 and from an OSCE participating State;
    Students in the final year of higher education (university or other accredited institution) at graduate or postgraduate level, i.e. within one year of graduation, or recent graduates or postgraduates, with a background in international relations, human rights, political science, media and communications studies or related subject;
  • Working experience with international organizations/internships would be an asset;
  • Professional fluency in English with excellent drafting and reporting skills;
  • knowledge of other OSCE working languages would be an asset;
  • Good organizational skills with ability to process and classify information quickly and efficiently;
  • Excellent knowledge of MS Office;
  • Demonstrated gender awareness and sensitivity, and an ability to integrate a gender perspective into tasks and activities;
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with people from different national and cultural background, while maintaining impartiality and objectivity.

Remuneration Package

Please note that the OSCE is not in a position to pay any remuneration nor reimburse travel expenses. However, selected interns who are non-residents of Vienna may be eligible for some compensation towards their living costs in Vienna.

The internship lasts three (3) months and does not constitute a commitment to future employment with the OSCE.

The selected intern will participate in the group health insurance scheme at his/her own expense but the OSCE will cover life and disability insurance.

How To Apply

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.

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 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.

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