ITU is the United Nations specialized agency for information and communication technologies – ICTs. We allocate global radio spectrum and satellite orbits, develop the technical standards that ensure networks and technologies seamlessly interconnect, and strive to improve access to ICTs to underserved communities worldwide.
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 2019 - July 2019.
About International Telecommunication Union (ITU)
ITU is the United Nations specialized agency for information and communication technologies – ICTs.
Founded in 1865 to facilitate international connectivity in communications networks, we allocate global radio spectrum and satellite orbits, develop the technical standards that ensure networks and technologies seamlessly interconnect, and strive to improve access to ICTs to underserved communities worldwide. Every time you make a phonecall via the mobile, access the Internet or send an email, you are benefitting from the work of ITU.
ITU is committed to connecting all the world's people – wherever they live and whatever their means. Through our work, we protect and support everyone's right to communicate.
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Deadline: The application period is open for one or more cycles a year
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The cost of accommodation, as well as living expenses, are the responsibility of you as the intern or your sponsoring institution.
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