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While not exercising a strict quota system, ITU draws its staff from as wide a range of nationalities as possible, ensuring a broad representation from all regions of the world and helping to bring together the different national perspectives, approaches and linguistic skills which are essential to a truly international, globally-focused organization.

On 1 January 2006, we employed 822 people from 80 different countries. Our staff members are distributed between the Union's Headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland and eleven field offices located around the world.

ITU's specialist and managerial posts are advertised internationally, ensuring the Union attracts the very best staff in all disciplines.

Expert Service
As part of its efforts to improve access to telecommunications in the developing world, the Telecommunication Development Bureau (BDT) manages an expert service which recruits specialists from the public and private sectors to assist on missions requiring a high level of expertise in a particular field. According to needs, experts may be selected from a wide variety of specialties, including transmission, switching, mobile communications, radio and satellite communications, telecommunication sector restructuring and telecommunication regulation.

Around 300 expert service missions are carried out by BDT each year.

The Union also runs a non-remunerated summer internship programme which aims to give young students an opportunity to improve their skills and gain valuable experience in an international environment.

Participation in the programme is open to undergraduate and graduate students from ITU's 189 Member States, with candidates selected on an ad hoc basis determined by the needs of various ITU departments.

Internships generally commence in July, and last between one and two months.


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