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Internship in Public Information at CTBTO in Austria

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The Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO) awards a limited number of internships in the Public Information Section to university students and recent graduates from diverse academic background. The Public Information (PI) Section is located in the Legal and External Relations Division. The Section is responsible for communicating about the mandate and work of the organization to different target audiences, as well as internally. It does this in a variety of ways, using a dedicated website, social media channels, traditional media outreach, publications, exhibition, events, and cultural diplomacy.

Duties and Responsibilties:

  1. Research and manage the daily press clippings, and provide summaries for senior management.
  2. Draft input for the social media sites Facebook and Twitter, monitor comments and conduct media research and analysis.
  3. Assist with research on public diplomacy strategies to promote the Treaty’s entry into force and the completion of its verification regime.
  4. Assist with building media profiles for public information stake holders and research media outlets in different countries and regions.
  5. Update contact data base and the Flickr photograph data base.
  6. Assist in the video-audio project productions with drafting shot sheets, updating the YouTube site and organizing video-audio files.
  7. Support efforts to highlight the Group of Eminent Persons (GEM) and the CTBTO Youth Group.
  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, political science, history, public information, journalism, marketing, film production or other relevant field.
  2. Applications may be accepted up to two years after completion of a bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degree.
  3. Website management or design, or video-audio experience would be an asset.
  4. Photography and photo editing skills would be an asset.
  5. Strong analytical and research writing skills would be an asset.
  6. Excellent written and oral communication skills in English are essential. Knowledge of other languages is desirable.
  7. Professionalism – Conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results.
  8. Planning and Organizing – Identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required.
  9. Communication – Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.
  10. Teamwork – Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; demonstrates is willingness to learn from others.
  11. Technological Awareness – Ability to keep abreast of available technology; demonstrates willingness to learn new technology.
  12. Client Orientation – Ability to identify client’s needs and matches appropriate solutions; ability to establish and maintain productive relationships with clients.

About CTBTO:

The Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization with its headquarters in Vienna is the international organization setting up the global verification system foreseen under the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBTO), which is the treaty banning any nuclear-weapon-test explosion or any other nuclear explosion. The Treaty provides for a global verification regime, including a network of 337 stations worldwide, a communications system, an international data centre and on-site inspections to monitor compliance.

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Country of residence
Any Country
Both gender
Media and Journalism

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, others

Educational Conditions

Required Specialties
All Specialties
Educational Level
High School Diploma
Required Languages
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