Internship Programme – subject to availability of funding


Location: Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Period:  December – June
Application Deadline: 25 November  2019
Type of Contract: Internship Agreement
Post Level: Intern
Language Required: English
Expected Duration of Assignment: 3 to 6 months



Regional Anti-corruption Initiative (RAI) – Secretariat supports a variety of its projects by providing Internship opportunities for Graduate and post-graduate students.

RAI Secretariat seeks to create a working environment conducive to interns’ substantive learning and professional development by introducing them to the work in an international public organization and to the functioning of EU and international institutions related to Regional Anti-corruption Initiative. The Secretariat provides guidance and know-how to interns, assesses their achievements and provides them with an evaluation report and certificate of successful completion at the end of Internship period.

RAI Secretariat Terms of References regulate: tasks; qualifications required/profile; status, responsibilities and obligations, duration of the Internship Program and intern’s expenses (ToR Secretariat – 5.2.4)



 Interns work within the Regional Anti-corruption Initiative on implementing programmatic objectives of the Secretariat.

Under the same conditions, the Intern provides substantive input and active involvement to the ongoing projects/activities and performs the following tasks and duties:

– Provide substantive input and active involvement to the running projects;

– Assist to the development and updating of the RAI’s Online Resource Centre;

– Support the Secretariat staff in order to ensure the efficient preparation and delivery of RAI meetings and events;

– Perform other related tasks as directed by his/her direct supervisor.

The terms of reference describing the tasks of interns shall be prepared at an appropriate level of complexity and variety.

Specific arrangements for internship program shell be announced and regulated in an internship agreement.



The Secretariat offers internship opportunities to all eligible candidates. Candidates coming from member countries (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Moldova, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Romania, and Serbia) have a priority in selection. With respect to RAI Secretariat’s policy of principle of rotation, candidates from certain member countries may not be eligible for a period of 3- 6 months.

Depending on the nationality of the intern selected for the previous internship period, the number of eligible countries may be amended.


Qualifications required/Profile

– Bachelor’s degree in Law, Political Science, Security Studies, or related field;

 – Good knowledge of anti-corruption policy and strategic studies as well as of the justice and home affairs environment of the EU and SEE region;

– Strong organizational skills and self-motivation;

– Well-developed skills in research, analysis, and writing;

– Excellent knowledge of English and any other lingua franca in SEE region is an advantage;

– Working proficiency in word processing and IT basics;

– Ability to work co-operatively with people of different ethnic and national backgrounds;

– Experience and ability to work in a demanding environment and within limited time frames.


Duration of the internship program

Each internship period is from 3 to 6 months. The internship program is on a full-time basis in accordance with working hours of Secretariat. In particular circumstances, it may be on a part-time basis.


Intern’s expenses

Costs of relocation, accommodation, living expenses, and other expenses related to obtaining residence permit in Bosnia and Herzegovina (if applicable) are the responsibility of the Secretariat in accordance with its financial capacities. Interns may participate in implementation of RAI events, when there is operational need and available funding. The Secretariat will provide support and assistance to interns for other administrative issues. Secretariat accepts no responsibility for the medical insurance of the intern or costs arising from accidents and illness incurred during an internship. Applicants for internship must show proof of valid medical insurance coverage and provide a medical certificate of good health.


How to Apply

In order to be eligible, all interested candidates should submit their CV along with a letter of motivation (up to 1500 characters), to RAI Secretariat (e-mail: ). Please indicate what period you are applying for in the subject of your email.

Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Applications in wrong format and/or incomplete applications will automatically be considered as ineligible.

Other important information

Internships within RAI Secretariat are posted twice a year, but Secretariat is open for receiving applications throughout the year.