The IAEA accepts a limited number of interns each year. The internships are awarded to persons studying towards a university degree or who have recently received a degree (see Internship web pages for further details).
The purpose of the programme is: to provide interns with the opportunity to gain practical work experience in line with their studies or interests, and expose them to the work of the IAEA and the United Nations as whole; to benefit the IAEA’s programmes through the assistance of qualified students specialized in various professional fields.
The duration of an internship is normally not less than three months and not more than one year.
The Department of Nuclear Safety and Security (NS) formulates and implements the IAEA’s nuclear safety and security programme, which encompasses the Agency’s activities to protect people and the environment from radiation exposure, and responds to the safety and security related needs of its Member States.
The Incident and Emergency Centre (IEC) is part of the Department of Nuclear Safety and Security and reports to the Deputy Director General, Head of the Department. The IEC serves as the IAEA’s focal point for preparedness and response to nuclear and radiological incidents and emergencies regardless of their cause, and for strengthening Member States’ preparedness for response.
The intern will be assisting in the development of assessment and prognosis dosimetry tools for emergency operations in the Incident and Emergency Centre.
Functions / Key Results Expected
Document and chart editing;
Checking calculations in excel; and
Developing detailed user manuals.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Required Skills and Expertise
Qualifications and Experience
University degree in natural sciences (i.e. chemistry, physics, medicine), engineering or a related field.
Masters student or Doctorate student preferred.
Knowledge and interest in emergency response activities.
Candidates must be a minimum of 20 years of age and have completed at least three years of full-time studies at a university or equivalent institution towards the completion of a first degree.
Candidates must not previously have participated in the IAEA’s internship programme.
Candidates may apply up to one year after the completion of a bachelor’s, master’s or doctorate degree.
Fluency in written and spoken English; fluency in any other IAEA official languages (Arabic, Chinese, French Russian, Spanish) an asset.
Candidates must attach two signed letters of recommendation to their application.