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Internship in International Relations at CTBTO in Austria

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The Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO) awards a limited number of internships in the External Relations, Protocol, and International Cooperation Section to university students and recent graduates from a diverse academic background. The External Relations, Protocol, and International Cooperation Section is located within the Legal and External Relations Division. The Section’s role is to interact with State signatories, non-signatory States, international organizations and other bodies in order to promote entry into force and universalization of the Treaty, as well as to provide protocol and other external relations services for the CTBTO.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Conduct research in order to assist the Section in promoting the entry into force of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT) and its universalization.
  2. Conduct research on political developments related to the CTBT and preparation of related reports.
  3. Assist External Relations Officers in the Section in preparing background documents in preparation for meetings and other events.
  4. Assist in writing reports on meetings related to the CTBT and other related events.
  5. Assist with preparations for outreach activities, such as workshops and seminars.
  6. Assist in performing protocol functions.
  7. Assist with general preparations for Section’s activities in the context of the Commission’s integrated capacity building and contribute to content creation for the e-learning platform and its maintenance.
  8. Perform other duties as assigned.


  1. The applicant must have completed at least two years of full-time study that will lead to the award of a degree in international relations or related field.
  2. Applications may be accepted up to two years after completion of a bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degree.
  3. Solid knowledge of disarmament and non-proliferation concepts and familiarity with international treaties and organizations in these fields would be an asset.
  4. Strong analytical and research skills.
  5. Excellent written and oral communication skills in English are essential. Knowledge of other languages is desirable.
  6. Professionalism – Conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results.
  7. Planning and Organizing – Identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required.
  8. Communication – Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.
  9. Teamwork – Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; Solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others.
  10. Technological Awareness – Ability to keep abreast of available technology; demonstrates a willingness to learn new technology.
  11. Client Orientation – Ability to identify client’s needs and matches appropriate solutions; ability to establish and maintain productive relationships with clients.

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United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Djibouti, Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Comoros, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Mauritania, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Somalia, Syria, Tunisia, Yemen
Country of residence
Any Country
Both gender
International Relations

Opportunity Information

Opportunity Targeting
Undergraduate Students, Graduate Students, Young Professionals
Partial funding
Opportunity Coverage
Stipend/ Living allowance
Opportunity will take place in
Required Documents
Cover Letter

Educational Conditions

Required Specialties
Political Science and International Relations
Educational Level
High School Diploma
Required Languages
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