By continuing to browse this site, you agree to our use of cookies. Read our privacy policy

International Intern, Democratization Department

Albania (Colombia) | Tirana

  • Organization: OSCE - Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe
  • Location: Albania (Colombia) | Tirana
  • Grade: Internship
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Democratic Governance
  • Closing Date: 2021-06-29

Click "SAVE JOB" to save this job description for later.

Sign up for free to be able to save this job for later.


The Democratization Department (DemD) of the OSCE Presence in Albania works to enhance democratic institutions in the country, increase accountability to its citizens, and to strengthen citizen participation in decision making processes. Within the Democratization Department, are the portfolios of Assembly Support, Media Development, Electoral Reform and Civil Society, Gender and Youth..

The key priority areas of the Democratization Department are:

  • Assembly support focused on assisting the Members of Parliament and parliamentary committees, increasing the transparency and accountability of the Assembly and strengthening its efficiency and oversight responsibilities.
  • Electoral reform in Albania through supporting the process of electoral reform through number of ways including the implementation of OSCE/ODIHR recommendations by the Assembly, political parties and relevant national authorities
  • Media development monitors and supports media freedom and media development in the country through various means – ranging from upgrading professional standards to securing the legal framework in full compliance with OSCE principles
  • Civil Society, Gender and Youth portfolio contributes to the advancement of the democratic development of the country with targeted activities promoting democratic values and active citizenship. Promoting gender equality and women’s role at the national and local level. Support youth mainstreaming and directing youth empowerment, encourage youth regional co-operation through RYCO and other regional initiatives;

The OSCE Presence in Albania is looking for an international qualified candidate to carry out internship for 6 consecutive months periods.

An Internship with the OSCE offers you:

  • The chance to learn about the day-to-day working environment of the OSCE and about the Organization’s mandate;
  • The opportunity to develop your professional skills and gain practical working experience in a multi-national environment;
  • The chance to meet many professionals and benefit from their knowledge and mentorship;
  • The opportunity to meet and link-up with like-minded young professionals. Please note that OSCE internships are full-time (40 hour week).


Tasks and Responsibilities:

Under the overall supervision of the Head of Democratization Department (HoD), the successful candidate will be tasked with the following duties:

1.   Assisting the Head of Department in planning of activities and meetings of the Department, events, meetings and prepare short report when needed;
2.  Conducting small scale researches on democratic processes in Albania;  
3.   Supporting the Department’s efforts of reach out to beneficiaries by identifying new stakeholders, provide summary of findings or events;
4.   Providing support to the organization of the Department’s events, such as preparing concept notes and agendas, sending invitations, taking notes,           coordinating guests, drafting material for social media;
5.   Coordinating the Youth Advisory Group (YAG), the youth mainstreaming tool of the Presence, by maintaining regular communication with them,                organize meetings with staff members and follow closely their work, activities and report on the progress, 
6.   Supporting the visibility and outreach of Department’s activities by drafting blurbs for social media postings, select photos, use data analysis in                  preparing the visuals etc.
7.   Performing other duties supporting the Department, as assigned.

For more detailed information on the structure and work of the OSCE Presence in Albania, please see:

We also recommend you to visit, where you can find a video created by former interns and recently presented webinars.

Necessary Qualifications:

  • You should be under the age of 30;
  • You should 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 in public administration, communication science, political science, international relations, journalism;
  • Experience volunteering and/or working with national/international organizations
  • Professional fluency in English with excellent communication (both oral and written) skills; professional fluency in Russian would be an asset;
  • Demonstrated gender awareness and sensitivity, and an ability to integrate a gender perspective into tasks and activities;
  • Knowledge of major social media platform including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc. 
  • Inter-personal skills and gender awareness;
  • Experience in research will be an asset;
  • Knowledge of project management will be an asset;
  • Ability and willingness to work as a member of team, with people of different cultural, and religious backgrounds, different gender, and diverse political views, while maintaining impartiality and objectivity;
  • Computer literate with practical experience using Microsoft applications.

Remuneration : This Internship is not remunerated. 

In lieu of remuneration, the Mission shall contribute towards the cost of living of international interns who are non-residents at the duty station. This contribution is equivalent to maximum 10% of the applicable BLA  rate of the respective field operation duty station(currently results in 13 Euro contribution per day).  

Necessary travel expenses to the mission at the commencement and from the Mission home at the end of the Internship will not be reimbursed. 

Attention: Interns are obliged to provide the OSCE with evidence that they have health insurance coverage which is valid for the duty station(s) of their internship, prior to commencing the Internship.

The internship lasts 6 months and does not constitute a commitment to any 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 and limitations 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
We do our best to provide you the most accurate info, but closing dates may be wrong on our site. Please check on the recruiting organization's page for the exact info. Candidates are responsible for complying with deadlines and are encouraged to submit applications well ahead.
Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.

What does it mean?

Click "SAVE JOB" to save this job description for later.

Sign up for free to be able to save this job for later.