Internship - Social Media, Office of Public Information and Communication, Vienna

Organization: IAEA - International Atomic Energy Agency

Country: Austria

City: Vienna, Austria

Office: IAEA Vienna, Austria

Closing date: Sunday, 28 July 2019


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 National 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 Office of Public Information and Communication provides objective, accurate and timely information about the IAEA and nuclear developments that fosters public understanding of the IAEA’s global roles. It also provides advice to the Director General on relations with the media and organizes press briefings. The Office coordinates the communication activities for the rest of the house and assists in the media aspects of major IAEA events and conferences.

The Web, Digital Media and Public Information Materials Section has corporate responsibility for the editorial management, creation and development of information products with a particular focus on the web, digital media, internal communications and cross-departmental promotional material.

Main Purpose

The main purpose of an internship is to provide the holder with an opportunity to gain practical working experience in an international organization. The training provided should benefit the intern and the divisional programme in which he/she works.

Functions / Key Results Expected

Social-media related research for posts to be published via the IAEA’s channels.

Tracking and analysis of traffic on social media and the web.

Support to writers and contribution to news articles by conducting research and interviews.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

General Knowledge of the United Nations System

Analytical thinking

Creating Visibility for the Organization


Qualifications and Experience

University degree or studies in communication, information management or related field.

Familiarity with social media concepts.


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.

Excellent written and spoken English essential; fluency in any other IAEA official language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian) an asset.

Candidates must attach two signed letters of recommendation to their application.

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