Internship – Web and Outreach Coordination

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IAEA - International Atomic Energy Agency


12 months



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 a 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.


Organizational Setting 

The Department of Nuclear Safety and Security (NS) formulates and implements the IAEA’s nuclear safety and security programme, which encompasses the IAEA’s activities to protect people and the environment from radiation exposure, and responds to the needs of its Member States related to nuclear safety and nuclear security.

The Division of Radiation, Transport and Waste Safety develops and maintains standards for radiation protection, radioactive waste safety, and safety in the transport of radioactive material that enable the beneficial uses of radiation to be exploited while ensuring appropriate protection of workers, the public, patients and the environment. It also assists Member States in the implementation of these standards and provides related services.

The Regulatory Infrastructure and Transport Safety Section (RIT) is responsible for providing Member States with safety standards, guidance and tools to foster regulatory infrastructure for radiation safety, for the safe transport of radioactive material and for managing information to identify the needs of Member States with a view to improving radiation, transport and waste safety.


Main Purpose

The main purpose of the internship is to support the efforts for increasing the visibility of the work of the Regulatory Infrastructure and Transport Safety Section, while gaining practical work experience in the field of outreach and communication. The internship provides opportunities to gain skills in the creation, management, and promotion of content to advertise the Regulatory Infrastructure and Transport Safety Section activities.


Functions / Key Results Expected

  • Support the organization and promotion of online webinars
  • Assist in collecting statistics and contribute to the analysis of webinars’ impact in Member States
  • Assist with the development and content management of the Regulatory Infrastructure and Transport Safety Section related web pages on the IAEA website, social media channels, and other webpages in radiation safety
  • Support the development of web-based education and training activities in radiation protection, and the corresponding outreach materials, in English and other UN languages.
  • Assist with creating content to advertise the work, events and publications of the Radiation Safety and Monitoring Section


Qualifications and Experience

  • University degree in Communications, International Relations or a related field.
  • Experience with social media (Asset)
  • Ability to comprehend technical content (such as radiation protection) (Asset)
  • Experience with Adobe suite such as Adobe Photoshop, Premier Pro, Illustrator and InDesign, and/or e-learning authoring tools such as Articulate Storyline (Asset)


Applicant Eligibility

  • 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 may apply up to one year after the completion of a bachelor’s, master’s or doctorate degree.
  • Candidates must not have previously participated in the IAEA’s internship programme.
  • Good written and spoken English essential; fluency in any other IAEA official language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Spanish or Russian) an asset.
  • Candidates must attach two signed letters of recommendation to their application.

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