Studying at the OSCE Academy is rewarding and full of opportunities for professional growth and career development! The following opportunities are offered to exclusively OSCE Academy's current students and alumni only.

Opportunities for Current Students:

The OSCE Academy offers fully paid internships to students on a competitive basis, to students who have proven leadership and communications skills, excellent academic results and clear research agenda. Internship takes place during the summer semester in one of the following partner organizations:

The OSCE Secretariat
Norwegian Institute of International Affairs

All expenses, including air travel, stipend, housing allowance, medical insurance are covered by the Academy and its partner institutions. Only current students are eligible for these internship opportunities.Current students, who would like to conduct their internships in the region, may consult the following Internship Directory. Internship directory contains the list of organizations where students of the MA in Politics and Security Programme have conducted their internships since 2005.


Opportunities for Graduating Students and Allumni:

NUPI Fellowship
NUPI (Norwegian Institute of International Affairs) Fellowship is available exclusively for the graduates of the OSCE Academy. The aim of the Fellowship is to prepare the two alumni of the Academy for the work in international affairs or study at PhD level by deepening their practical and academic experience. The two alumni will be placed in the Department of Russian and Eurasian Studies (for more information about the department, see http://english.nupi.no/Activities/Departments/Department-of-Russian-and-Eurasian-Studies). The length of the Fellowship is one year. Candidates should be ambitious, hard-working, versatile and easy to get on with. The selected alumni will each receive a stipend of NOK 13,500 (ca. USD 2,200) per month. For  fellowship announcement for the year of 2017-18, please visit our site later.

Junior Public Officers (JPO) Programme
Junior Public Officers (JPO) Programme aims at providing the OSCE Academy graduates from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan internship opportunities at the Ministries of Foreign Affairs of the country of their respective citizenship. The OSCE Academy alumni from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan or Tajikistan, who have strong motivation to serve at their respective MFAs are eligible to apply. The internship period lasts for three months. The OSCE Academy covers expenses related to the internship, including travel and living costs of the candidates. 

The JPO Programme is being implemented in accordance with the Agreements signed with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan as of September 10 2010 and the Ministry of Afghanistan since October 2013. For JPO announcement for the year of 2017-18, please visit our site later.


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