Monday, August 24, 2020

IAEA Internship – Innovation Team

Internship – Innovation Team, Business Solutions Section, Division of Information Technology - (TAL-MTIT20200520-001)

Organization: International Atomic Agency (IAEA)

Primary Location: Austria-Vienna-Vienna-IAEA Headquarters

Closing Date : 2020-09-15, 12:59:00 AM

Duration in Months: 12

Contract Type: Interns

This is a re-opening of the vacancy posting. Candidates who already submitted their application do not need to re-submit their application again.

Duration: 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 Division of Information Technology provides support to the IAEA in the field of information and communication technology (ICT), including information systems for technical programmes and management. It is responsible for planning, developing and implementing an ICT strategy, for setting and enforcing common ICT standards throughout the Secretariat and for managing central ICT services. The IAEA's ICT infrastructure comprises hardware and software platforms, and cloud and externally-hosted services. The Division has implemented an IT service management model based on ITIL (IT Infrastructure Library) and Prince2 (Projects in a Controlled Environment) best practices.
The Business Solutions Section provides information systems development and support services to IAEA programme areas and to the IAEA as a whole.
The Innovation Team partners with internal teams to conceive, champion and develop new approaches to solving problems.

Main Purpose


The purpose of this internship is to support the Innovation Lead with promoting organizational innovation by demonstrating benefits of readily available technology and rapid exploration of new ideas from across the IAEA. 
The IT Innovation Intern will report to Innovation Lead managing the Innovation Programme in Business Solutions Section (BSS) of Division of Information Technology (MTIT). 
The ideal incumbent is a motivated individual, passionate about the role technology can play in innovation, a quick learner and hands-on.

Functions / Key Results Expected

  • Research current and not currently in use technologies, applications, frameworks and platforms at the IAEA in order to broaden the knowledge base and facilitate better technology decision making in BSS, MTIT and IAEA as the whole;
  • Build rapid prototypes and Proof of Concepts (PoC) to determine fit and usability;
  • Support the team in communication to business through workshops, consulting, drop in sessions and other activities as required;
  • Contribute to establishing an Innovation Programme by providing relevant inputs;
  • Contribute in fostering innovation across the IAEA by suggesting ideas and drafting changes to existing processes and policies;
  • Assist in on-going projects and activities.

Skills and Expertise

  •    Data Management
  •    HTML/Web Tools and Technologies
  •    Computer Programming

Qualifications and Experience

  • University degree in Computer Science, Engineering or strong programming ability

. 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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