The CTBTO awards a limited number of internships to university students and recent graduates from diverse academic background. Its purpose is to provide a learning and development experience in a field related to the Commission’s activities specialized in various professional fields. Interns usually work on specific practical assignments.
Opportunities for internships are available subject to the current needs of the individual divisions within the CTBTO.
The On-Site Inspection (OSI) Division develops operational capabilities to undertake inspections in line with the provisions of the CTBT. After the treaty enters into force, an on-site inspection (OSI) is launched to establish whether or not a nuclear explosion has been carried out. During such an inspection, facts might also be gathered to identify a possible violator of the Treaty. It thus constitutes the final verification measure under the CTBT.
Under the close supervision of the Coordinator, OSI and in coordination with the responsible Officer(s), the Intern shall:
Assist with the definition, review, or enhancement of scope of projects of the Division;
In collaboration with an assigned supervisor, support with the project planning and execution to accomplish the project;
Contribute technical or programmatic research;
Assist with the preparation of reports including relevant documentation;
Other tasks as assigned.
Education: The applicant must have completed at least two years of full-time study that will lead to the award of a degree in scientific, engineering or technical field. Applications may be may up to two years after completion of a bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degree.
Language: The applicant must possess excellent written and oral communication in English. Working knowledge of another official language of the CTBTO Preparatory Commission is an asset.
Professionalism – Conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results.
Planning and Organizing – Ability to work under pressure.
Communication – Excellent written and oral communication skills in English; Proven and sustained communication (verbal and written) skills with people from different backgrounds.
Teamwork - Proven interpersonal skills and the ability to listen and work in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity.
PLEASE NOTE Internship opportunities occur through the year and assignments are filled as required by the CTBTO. Due to the volume of applications received, correspondence will be maintained only with those candidates that are under consideration. Thank you for your understanding.
An intern is neither a staff member nor an official of the Commission. An intern who is a non-Austrian citizen is responsible for obtaining any necessary visas and for complying with local laws concerning police registration.