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Internship - Legal Services Section

Vienna (Austria)

  • Organization: CTBTO - Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty
  • Location: Vienna (Austria)
  • Grade: Internship
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Legal - Broad
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VA ID: 446
Grade Level: INT
Division: Legal and External Relations Division
Section: Legal Services Section
Unit:
Type of Appointment: Internship
Deadline for Applications:

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.

Organizational Setting

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 Legal Services Section is located in the Legal and External Relations Division. The Section provides legal advices and support to the Provisional Technical Secretariat, the Commission and its subsidiary bodies and States Signatories to ensure that the activities are in accordance with relevant legal requirements and to strengthen the legal framework in preparation for the operation of the Treaty upon entry into force.

Duties and Responsibilties

Under the close supervision of the Chief, Legal Services Section, and in coordination with the responsible Legal Officer(s), the intern shall:

  • Conduct legal research;
  • Provide support in reviewing legal documents; 
  • Update and maintain Legal Services Section's research files; 
  • Assist in updating the legislation database;
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Education and Qualifications

  • The applicant must have completed at least two years of full-time study that will lead to the award of a degree in international law or related field. 
  • Applications may be accepted up to two years after completion of a bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degree. 

Knowledge, Experience and Skills

  • Strong analytical and research skills. 

Languages

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English are essential.
  • Knowledge of other languages is desirable.

Competencies

  • 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.

PLEASE NOTE: Internship opportunities occur through out 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.
  • Additional information relevant to your application must be provided in the Cover Letter. The Cover Letter (maximum 600 words) will discuss, in the context of CTBT and the internship duties (see “Duties and Responsibilities”), how you believe your internship experience may subsequently enable you to make a contribution to improved global security in the next five years.
  • The CTBTO Preparatory Commission retains the discretion not to make any appointment to this vacancy; 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.
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