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U.S. MISSION TO THE OSCE: Internship at the Office of Resource Management

Vacancy Announcement Number:  24-01

OPEN TO: Austrian or other non-U.S. Citizen students from the EU region, with a valid permanent residence permit for Austria, who are enrolled as full-time students at one of the Universities or “Fachhochschulen” in Austria. Students must be at minimum 18 years of age.


SECTION/OFFICE: Office of Resource Management

HOURS: Upon agreement, usually 20 hours per week

DURATION: Minimum 2 months, maximum 4 months

START DATE:  Upon agreement, throughout the year


The U.S. Mission to the OSCE (USOSCE) represents the interests of the United States government in the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE). The Office of Resource Management (ORM) aids the USOSCE by directing financial and personnel resources to advance U.S. interests and priorities in the OSCE comprehensive security space, while also supporting operational, management, and financial decisions.

The Office of Resource Management (ORM) Section provides an internship that offers the chance to gain familiarity with U.S. foreign assistance trainings and awards, along with evaluating ongoing projects for meeting U.S. objectives. The intern will assist with drafting social media posts, preparing various documents, and undertake various administrative responsibilities.


Studies: Minimum of two years of college studies with major in one of the following: Political Science; Finance/Administration; or a related field.

Languages:  English: Fluency in speaking/reading/writing (equivalent to a good C1 level) is required.

Knowledge/Abilities/Skills: Proficient in MS Office; Database management


Application language is English. Interested applicants should submit an e-mail with the following attachments:

  • The completed form “Application for Internship”:  please see website of the U.S. Embassy for downloading the form:   Application for Internship.
  • A Statement of Interest describing the applicant’s objectives and motivations in seeking an internship with the U.S. Mission.
  • Documentation of status as a full-time student at a University or “Fachhochschule” in Austria (i.e. “Inskriptionsbestätigung”.
  • For non-Austrian students: Documentation of legal residency in Austria

SUBMIT APPLICATIONS TO: E-Mail: vacanciesvie@state.gov


After an initial application screening, qualified applicants will be invited for an interview.


1.  Students must have a valid health insurance in Austria.

2.  Successful candidates will be required to pass a security certification.


All selections are made consistent with the State Department’s Non-Discrimination Policy and with the Austrian Gleichbehandlungsgesetz to not discriminate among applicants on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, handicap, age or sexual orientation.