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Internship - Public Information Section


  • Organization: CTBTO - Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty
  • Location: Vienna
  • Grade: Internship - Internship
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Communication and Public Information
  • Closing Date: Closed
VA ID:  1546
Grade Level:  INT
Division:  Legal and External Relations Division
Section:  Public Information Section
Type of Appointment:  Internship
Date of Issuance:   27 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. 

Organizational Background

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.

Organizational Setting

The Public Information (PI) Section is responsible for communicating about the mandate and work of the organization to diverse stakeholders, including internal audiences. It does this in a variety of ways, including through its corporate website, social media channels, traditional media outreach, publications, exhibitions, events, and cultural diplomacy. 

Duties and Responsibilties

Under the overall supervision of the Senior Communication Advisor and Chief, Public Information Section, and/or in coordination with the responsible Officer, to:

  1. Research and manage the daily press clippings, and provide summaries for senior management; 
  2. Draft input for the social media sites Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter, monitor comments and conduct media research and analysis;
  3. Research and draft articles for the public website;  
  4. Assist with research on public diplomacy strategies to promote the Treaty’s entry into force and the  completion of its verification regime;  
  5. Assist with building media profiles for public information stakeholders and research media outlets in different countries and regions; 
  6. Update contact database and the Flickr photograph database;  
  7. Assist in the production of audiovisual content, including sourcing photos, videos, and music, and organizing audiovisual files;
  8. Create social media content such as short videos, animations, photo collages, graphics, and other assets;
  9. Support youth engagement and empowerment by supporting efforts to highlight the CTBTO Youth Group;
  10. 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 two years of full-time study that will lead to the award of a degree in international relations, political science, history, public information, journalism, marketing, film production or other relevant fields;
  • Applications may be accepted up to two years after completion of a bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degree. 

Knowledge, Experience and Skills

  • Ability to conduct research and find information from diverse sources required;
  • Knowledge of design programs such as Canva, Adobe or other software desirable;
  • Knowledge of social media content production and best practices desirable;
  • Audiovisual production skills (recording, editing) desirable;
  • Ability to work in fast-paced dynamic environment required.


  • 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.

Additional Information

  • 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.
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