ITU Internship Programme
The International Telecommunication Union is currently offering non-remunerated internships which aim to give young students an opportunity to improve their skills and gain valuable experience in an international environment. This internship can take place either at ITU Headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland or in one of our regional or area offices located in various cities around the world (Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; Yaoundé, Cameroon; Dakar, Senegal; Harare, Zimbabwe; Brasilia, Brazil; Bridgetown, Barbados; Santiago de Chile, Chile; Tegucigalpa, Honduras; Bangkok, Thailand; Jakarta, Indonesia; Cairo, Egypt; New York, USA; or Moscow, Russia).
Internships are normally open to undergraduate and graduate university students from ITU member countries. Currently candidates are selected on an ad hoc, first come first serve basis determined by the needs of the various Sectors and departments within ITU.
Applications can be submitted at any time, exclusively through ITU’s online e-Recruitment system.
Priority is given to students with at least a first university degree, a second degree is preferable. Internships are possible throughout the year and may last from one to six months (maximum).
How to apply
In order to submit your application for an internship at ITU:
- Please register online by using the following link: https://erecruit.itu.int/public
- Click on the link “New Applicants” and fill in the information on the registration page.
- Once you have registered, you will need to click on the link above and select “Returning Applicants”.
- When filling in your Personal Profile, select under the Section “Contract Information” - Internship (Short Term)
You can enter further information on your availability in the Section “Availability" by selecting other and then typing more information in the text box “If other please specify”. e.g. Available May 2012 - July 2012.
If you require technical assistance please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note that due to the number of requests we receive, we are not able to acknowledge receipt of individual applications or respond to telephone queries concerning the status of individual applications. If any of our departments are interested in your application you will be contacted by e-mail.
An internship at ITU offers no prospects of future employment by the Union.
The cost of accommodation, as well as living expenses, are the responsibility of you as the intern or your sponsoring institution.
For general information on how to find housing and the cost of living in Geneva please see the following links*
* These links are provided for information purposes only. ITU is not affiliated with any company or organization mentioned or advertised on any of these sites*
You are responsible for your own travel arrangements, visa and your medical insurance coverage for the entire length of your internship at ITU and/or other document for entering Switzerland or any other duty station
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