Intern, Department of Security Co-operation (DSC)

Military Affairs
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The Department for Security Co-operation (DSC) implements a range of support activities related to countering terrorism (CT) and to preventing and countering violent extremism and radicalization that lead to terrorism (P/C VERLT). With the CT and P/C VERLT portfolios recently merged under the Anti-Terrorism (AT) project, additional external assistance and expertise in required to competently support the full range of AT UB and ExB activities - including as pertains to planning, implementation, monitoring, evaluation and reporting.


Tasks and Responsibilities:

The successful candidate will be tasked with the following duties:


1. Conducting thematic research on anti-terrorism topics, assisting with the revision and drafting of documents;

2. Assisting with the preparation of written materials, including reports, briefing papers and other documents on anti-terrorism issues;

3. Assisting with project management and implementation, such as the preparation of project proposals/budgets and compiling of projects’ reports;

4. Assisting with the preparation and organization of meetings/conferences/ events/workshops under the scope of the project;

5. Note-taking and contributing to drafting reports from events;

6. Assisting with the implementation of any other project-related tasks or department-wide activities, as assigned;

7. Contributing to cross-departmental/dimensional collaboration, including by sharing and cross-checking information and following up with the Mission’s Human Dimension Department; 

8. Performing other tasks as required.



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;
  • Have completed two years of full-time post-secondary education, or have completed a first or advanced degree in international relations, political science, social science, or a related field, with some level of specialization pertaining to CT and/or P/C VERLT, no longer than two years before the date of the deadline of the vacancy notice;
  • Good knowledge of the political, socio-economic and cultural context in BiH, particularly as pertains to identity-based radicalization;
  • Research and analytical capacity, including the ability to effectively advise and  to present information in different forms to diverse audiences;
  • Prior work for and with youth (i.e. young men and women) would be a distinct advantage;
  • Some degree of familiarity with OSCE policies, procedures, practices, programmatic work and organizational structure would be an advantage;
  • Computer literate with practical experience using Microsoft applications;
  • Professional fluency in English with excellent communication (both oral and written) skills;
  • Knowledge of local language would be an advantage.



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.

The OSCE is committed to achieving a better balance of women and men within 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.


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