Internship: Making the Most of EU Funds for Roma

The Open Society Foundations invite young professionals who want to improve their knowledge of EU integration and expertise in the management of EU projects in the context of use of IPA funds. Internships will take place in the EU Delegation in Belgrade, the Regional Cooperation Council in Sarajevo, and Kronauer Consulting in Sarajevo.

The main objective is to strengthen the capacity of young professionals to improve implementation of Roma policies in light of EU integration, as well as to strengthen access and absorption of EU funds. Through intensive learning in a dynamic environment, interns will acquire knowledge and new skills applicable in their further careers.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must:

  • be of Roma origin;
  • be a citizen of Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, or Serbia;
  • have a graduate university degree in European integration studies, International relations, social sciences, law, or related field;
  • have 1-3 years of experience in work with and on Roma;
  • have experience in working with government institutions and Roma NGOs;
  • have excellent oral and written communication in English, and languages in the region;
  • have ability to complete tasks in timely fashion with minimal supervision, both as individual and part of the team

Eligibility criteria differ slightly for each opportunity. For complete details, please see the relevant Terms of Reference at left.


Download the complete guidelines at left.

Candidates should submit the following documents in English (as .doc or .pdf attachments to email) by October 25, 2013, to

  • Motivation/cover letter: The letter should describe the applicant's interest in this development program and specific objectives for the work in the host organization, the applicant’s skills and qualifications, and the added value s/he will contribute both to the hosting and sponsoring organizations as well in the future.
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Letter of recommendation (previous employer, education institution, recognized public individuals etc.)