By the end of January three alumni successfully completed their internships at the Ministries of Foreign Affairs in Kyrgyzstan and Afghanistan under the OSCE Academy’s Junior Public Officers’ Programme. Nurbek Bekmurzaev and Emil Ibraev, from Kyrgyzstan and Sakina Qasemi, from Afghanistan have gone through a three-month internship, experiencing and participating in a daily life of public service institutions.
The OSCE Academy has agreements with the Ministries of Foreign Affairs of Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan. The purpose of the Program is to give alumni of the Academy valuable work experience in the public service of their home countries.
Sakina Qasemi ’14: “The three months working experience at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is considered as a good achievement for me. It is because this Programme gave me the opportunity to understand and practically take part in their working procedures and become aware of their norms and rules. This knowledge from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs environment and employees has helped me in my decision to be a permanent employee of the Ministry.”
Emil Ibraev ’14: “I have received a tremendous and invaluable experience of working at the main agency of foreign policy of the state. During this internship, I looked at the sphere of multilateral diplomacy with my own eyes and learned internal mechanisms of the MFA and implementation of the state’s foreign policy.”
Nurbek Bekmurzaev ’14: “I received a lot of experience, which I will certainly need throughout my career. This internship was an opportunity to see what it is like to work for the government in our country. I was introduced to the government bureaucracy. It was a unique experience in terms of learning how our foreign policy is formulated.”