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Internship - Control of Radiation Sources Unit


  • Organization: IAEA - International Atomic Energy Agency
  • Location: Vienna
  • Grade: Internship - Internship
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Nuclear Technology
  • Closing Date: 2024-06-05


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.

The Control of Radiation Sources Unit is responsible for the development of standards for regulatory infrastructure for radiation safety, and for providing for the application of these standards in Member States. It organizes Integrated Regulatory Review Service (IRRS) and Advisory Missions related to regulatory infrastructure in the various fields of radiation safety. It is also responsible for the Code of Conduct on the Safety and Security of Radioactive Sources and the associated import/export guidance.


Main Purpose

The main purpose of the internship is to gain knowledge through the analysis of various data sources related to Member States' political commitment to and implementation of the Code of Conduct on the Safety and Security of Radioactive Sources (Code of Conduct) and its Supplementary Guidance and implementation of the new Regulatory Authority Information System (RAIS ). Proficiency in using various applications (i.e., SharePoint, Power BI, Articulate Storyline 360) is required to effectively document and communicate information and findings.


Functions / Key Results Expected 

  • Analyse existing data on Member State political commitment and implementation of the Code of Conduct on the Safety and Security of Radioactive Sources and its Supplementary Guidance and compile outcomes using various applications to produce coherent and visual insights.
  • Support RAIS implementation through analysis of inquiries, assistance requests, and compile outcomes.
  • Support the review and update website and training material for Code of Conduct and is Supplementary Guidance.
  • Support the conduct of surveys related to implementation of Code of Conduct and Supplementary Guidance and RAIS .


Qualifications and Experience

  • University degree in a scientific field with experience in analytical work
  • General knowledge of radioactive material and the code of conduct on safety and security of radioactive sources (Required).
  • Analysis capabilities.
  • Good command in using MS Office programmes and various applications for web development and authoring learning materials (Required)


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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