On 10 August 2016 the OSCE Academy in Bishkek and the International Secretariat of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly signed a Memorandum of Understanding regarding internships of graduates. According to this Memorandum, one OSCE Academy graduate will be offered a position of Research Fellow at the International Secretariat in Copenhagen for a period of six months. The selection will be on competitive basis.
The primary duty of Research Fellows is to conduct substantive research for various projects of the Assembly and to provide assistance to its officials and staff members. The Research Fellowship at the International Secretariat of the OSCE PA is adding valuable professional experience for continuous development of recent Academy graduates. Young Research Fellows who join the International Secretariat will gain practical experience in the field of international affairs, and the work of the Assembly, in turn, benefit from further development of their research capacity.
The International Secretariat provides administrative support for the Assembly in its activities. The Secretariat organizes the meetings of the Assembly, including the Annual Session, meetings of the Standing Committee and the Bureau. The Secretariat also does preparatory work for election monitoring projects, special missions and visits of the Assembly’s President. Its work is carried out in co-operation with other OSCE Institutions and other International Parliamentary Organizations.