Internship - Legal Services Section
- Organization: CTBTO - Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty
- Location: Vienna
- Grade: Internship - Internship
- Legal - Broad
- Protection Officer (Refugee)
- Closing Date:
|Division:||Legal and External Relations Division|
|Section:||Legal Services Section|
|Type of Appointment:||Internship|
|Date of Issuance:||25 October 2022|
|Deadline for Applications:|| |
Please note that all candidates should adhere to CTBTO Values of Integrity, Professionalism and Respect for Diversity.
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 Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization with its headquarters in Vienna, Austria 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 Legal Services Section is located in the Legal and External Relations Division. The Section provides legal advice and support to the Provisional Technical Secretariat, the Commission and its subsidiary bodies and States Signatories to ensure that their activities accord 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 overall supervision of the Chief, Legal Services Section, and in coordination with the responsible Senior Legal Officer, to:
- Conduct research on questions of public international law and/or international administrative law;
- Draft notes, including summaries setting out the results of such research;
- Assist in reviewing legal documents;
- Assist with preparations for outreach activities, such as workshops and seminars
- Undertake other duties as assigned.
Education and Qualifications
- Candidates for an internship must be at least 18 years of age and no more than 35 years of age;
- At the time of application, the applicant must have completed at least a university degree in law, with a specialization in international law; advanced university degree in international law would be an asset;
- 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 are essential;
- A good knowledge of Microsoft Office and other computer applications is essential;
- Familiarity with electronic document management would be an asset.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills in English are essential;
- 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.
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.
- All applications must be submitted through the CTBTO e-Recruitment system.
- 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 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.
- Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to a reference-checking process or be requested to provide performance assessments.