Just graduated? Gain experience in with the CTBTO. They award 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 External Relations, Protocol, and International Cooperation Section is located within the Legal and External Relations Division. The Section’s role is to interact with State signatories, non-signatory States, international organizations and other bodies in order to promote entry into force and universalization of the Treaty, as well as to provide protocol and other external relations services for the CTBTO.

Under the close supervision of the Chief, External Relations, Protocol and International Cooperation, and in coordination with the responsible External Relations Officer(s), the intern shall:

  • Conduct research in order to assist the Section in promoting the entry into force of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT) and its universalization;
  • Conduct research on political developments related to the CTBT and preparation of related reports;
  • Assist External Relations Officers in the Section in preparing background documents in preparation for meetings and other events;
  • Assist in writing reports on meetings related to the CTBT and other related events;
  • Assist with preparations for outreach activities, such as workshops and seminars;
  • Assist in performing protocol functions;
  • Assist with general preparations for Section’s activities in the context of the Commission’s integrated capacity building and contribute to content creation for e-learning platform and its maintenance;
  • Undertake other duties as assigned.


Education: 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 or other relevant fields. Applications may be may up to two years after completion of a bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degree.

Language: The applicant must possess excellent written and oral communication in English. Working knowledge of another official language of the CTBTO Preparatory Commission.

Experience in the following would be an asset:
Solid knowledge of disarmament and non-proliferation concepts and familiarity with international treaties and organizations in these fields;
Strong analytical and research skills.