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Internship - Information Technology
Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO)
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Job Description
VA ID: 1991
Grade Level: INT
Division: Office of the Executive Secretary
Section: Office of the Executive Secretary, OES
Type of Appointment: Internship
Date of Issuance: 7 March 2024
Deadline for Applications
4 April 2024
Vacancy Reference: VAIOES-1991-2024
Reporting Date: As soon as possible

Please note that all candidates should adhere to CTBTO Values of Integrity, Professionalism and Respect for Diversity.

Qualified female applicants and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

A roster of suitable candidates may be established for similar positions at the same level as a result of this selection process for a period of two (2) years.

Organizational Background

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 (CTBT), 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.


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 Chief Information Technology Officer (CITO) is accountable to the Executive Secretary on decisions related to the governance of the Provisional Technical Secretariat (PTS)’ information technology architecture, security, communications, networks and applications development, driving the development of enterprise technology standards, and performance metrics to ensure IT delivers best value to the PTS.

Potential internship assignments include assisting CITO in various aspects of planning, design, development, implementation of information systems and/or IT infrastructure and transformational IT projects.


Reporting Lines

Under the supervision of the Chief Information Technology Officer (CITO) and in coordination with the responsible Officer(s), the Intern shall:

Duties and Responsibilties

  1. Research industry-related topics for planning, designing, developing, and implementing information systems and transformational IT projects.
  2. Assist with the development of terms of references for IT projects.
  3. Gather and analyse data on ICT-related topics. Prepare graphs and spreadsheets.
  4. Prepare summary reports of assigned work, including creating relevant documentation.
  5. Assist with developing sites using SharePoint Online and other software tools.
  6. Create presentation slides and posters for communicating project updates, findings, and recommendations.
  7. Prepare summary reports, check facts, proofread, and edit documents and reports to ensure accuracy and consistency.


  • Candidates for an internship must be at least 18 years of age and no more than 35 years of age;
  • The applicant must have completed at least two years of full-time study that will lead to the award of a degree in Information Technology or Computer Science field;
  • Applications may be up to two years after completion of a bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral degree.


  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English are required;
  • Knowledge of other official CTBTO languages (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian and Spanish) is desirable.


  • Professionalism – Conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results;
  • Planning and Organizing – Identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required;
  • Communication – Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed;
  • Teamwork – Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; Solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others;
  • Technological Awareness – Ability to keep abreast of available technology; Willingness to learn new technology;
  • Client Orientation – Ability to identify client’s needs and matches appropriate solutions; Ability to establish and maintain productive relationships with clients.

PLEASE NOTE: Internship opportunities occur throughout 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.

Additional Information:

  • All applications must be submitted through the CTBTO e-Recruitment system before the deadline stated in the vacancy announcement.
  • Incomplete applications and submission of employment history in formats other than the CTBTO Employment Information Form will not be considered.
  • The CTBTO Preparatory Commission retains the discretion not to make any appointment to this vacancy; to make an appointment at a lower grade in particular if the candidate has less than the qualifications required; to make an appointment with a modified job description, or to offer a contract term for a shorter duration than indicated in the vacancy announcement.
  • Please note that the CTBTO will only consider academic credentials or degrees obtained from an educational institution recognized in the IAU/UNESCO list.
  • The CTBTO reserves the right to undertake correspondence only with shortlisted candidates.
  • Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to a reference-checking process or be requested to provide performance assessments.
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