03-15-2017

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The OSCE Parliamentary Assembly International Secretariat regularly engages eight or nine graduate students of political science, law and international relations from universities in OSCE countries as Research Fellows

Organization: The Parliamentary Assembly of the OSCE is the parliamentary dimension of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, whose 57 participating States span the geographical area from Vancouver to Vladivostok. The primary task of the 323-member Assembly is to facilitate inter-parliamentary dialogue, an important aspect of the overall effort to meet the challenges of democracy throughout the OSCE area

 

Duty station: Copenhagen and Vienna

 

Open to: Graduate students

 

Timeframe: Fellowship positions are available twice a year for six months periods. Autumn session intake: September/October - Spring session intake: February/March

 

Deadline: Autumn intake: 1 May of each year - Spring intake: 1 October

 

Job description: Students join the International Secretariat in order to gain practical experience in the field of international affairs, and the Assembly, in turn, benefits from increased language capacity as well as a strong research capacity. The primary duty of Research Fellows is to conduct substantive research on various projects for the Assembly and to provide assistance to its officials and staff members. Research Fellows regularly prepare briefing reports for parliamentary delegations, including for election observation missions and official visits by Parliamentary Assembly Members. They also assist in the planning and execution of meetings of the Assembly, work with Assembly Committees, follow the work of OSCE Field Missions, and assist in the drafting of various Assembly reports. In addition, Fellows are at times asked to help draft speeches and statements and write papers on special projects undertaken by the Assembly's Secretariat. They also assist with day-to-day practical work in the office such as copying, filing and other necessary chores

 

Qualifications:

- graduate students between the ages of 21 and 26 with strong research and writing abilities and a solid academic background in political science, law or international relations

- citizens of OSCE participating States

- specific interests in the politics of the OSCE region, and particularly the former Soviet Union, are desirable

- excellent written and spoken English is required (this is the working language)

- one other official OSCE language (French, German, Italian, Russian or Spanish) is desirable

- computer skills for word-processing and research are necessary

 

Wage/fees: Housing is provided free of charge and all Research Fellows receive a small stipend of 564 euros per month, which covers minimum living expenses in Copenhagen or Vienna

 

Application process: Applications must include: the completed application form; a short cover letter; a curriculum vitae; a transcript of grades; two letters of recommendation; a recent photograph. Please submit completed applications either by post or by email to:

Dana Bjerregaard - Assistant to the Secretary General

OSCE Parliamentary Assembly

Tordenskjoldsgade 1

1055 Copenhagen K, Denmark

Tel.: +45 33 37 80 40

E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Useful links: Fellowship OSCE-PA

 

Contact information: Consult the information above

 

Edited by Tatiana Camerota

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