The 2022 Paid Internship Program at VCDNP

The Vienna Center for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation (VCDNP) invites applications for its Fall 2022 internship program and strongly encourages applications from developing countries. 

The VCDNP, an international non-governmental organization based in Vienna, Austria, is looking for individuals who completed or are working toward a graduate degree, preferably in a related field, e.g. international relations, political science, chemistry, biology, engineering, and interest in nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament issues. The Center’s mission is to facilitate result-oriented dialogue among national governments, international organizations, and civil society on nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation and to conduct research, education, and training programs on these issues.


During the internship, the intern will:

  • Develop and implement a research project on a nuclear non-proliferation or disarmament topic supervised by VCDNP researchers;
  • Work alongside senior experts at the VCDNP on ongoing research projects;
  • Contribute to programmatic activities at the VCDNP, including lectures, seminars, courses, and conferences arranged by the VCDNP;
  • Have the opportunity to interact with specialists from the IAEA, CTBTO, and other international organizations in Vienna, as well as representatives from national governments and academia;
  • Assist with administrative tasks and events;
  • Perform other related duties as requested.

Duration: 6 months


Interns will receive a 1000 Euro net payment monthly to offset living expenses as well as relocation expenses


  • The internship is open to advanced or recently graduated students from science and policy programs.
  • Applicants should be able to demonstrate their interest in non-proliferation and disarmament policy issues. 
  • Have strong writing skills and excellent command of the English language. Knowledge of other languages is an asset.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office is requireem.
  • Familiarity with virtual meeting software such as Zoom, Microsoft Teams and WebEx is desirable.
  • Knowledge of online collaborative platforms (e.g. Microsoft Teams, GoogleDrive, OneDrive), graphic design and social media are pluses.
  • The VCDNP encourages applications from developing countries and women.
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Application Process

Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply via the online application form. However, applicants will be asked to upload

  • a writing sample (in English and no longer than five pages),
  • a curriculum vitae and
  • two letters of recommendation.

To apply, click here.

Deadline: July 31, 2022.

For more information, visit the official site.

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