The OSCE Parliamentary Assembly Research Fellowship 2015
Deadline: May 1, 2015 | Views: 5
Type: Fully Funded
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
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. 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. Fellowship positions are granted for six month periods.
Housing is provided free of charge. Additionally, a small stipend of 564 euros per month, which covers minimum living expenses in Copenhagen or Vienna.
Roles and Responsibilities:
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.
- The Secretariat mainly recruits graduate students between the ages of 21 and 26 with strong research and writing abilities and a solid academic background.
- The applicant has to be a national of one of the OSCE Member Country.
- Excellent written and spoken English is required as this is the working language, and one other official OSCE language (French, German, Italian, Russian or Spanish) is desirable.
- Computer skills for word-processing and research are also necessary.
- All Fellowships demand a six month time commitment.
Applications must include: the completed application form; a short cover letter; a curriculum vitae; a transcript of grades; two letters of recommendation; and a recent photograph.
Please submit completed applications to:
Assistant to the Secretary General
OSCE Parliamentary Assembly
1055 Copenhagen K, Denmark
Tel.: +45 33 37 80 40
Fax: +45 33 37 80 30