United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs

Employment and Internship Opportunities

Employment

The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) is seeking qualified, energetic professionals in a wide range of fields to join us in our efforts to promote international cooperation in the peaceful uses of outer space. UNOOSA offers a variety of assignments, including: providing substantive secretariat services to the Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (COPUOS) and its subsidiary bodies; providing technical assistance to Member States in matters concerning space science and technology and space law; and organizing training courses, workshops, seminars and other activities involving capacity building and the applications of space science and technology in areas such as remote sensing, disaster management, communications, satellite meteorology, search and rescue, basic space science, satellite navigation and space law.

People in all countries, particularly in developing countries, can benefit from space science and technology and their applications- but only with the best and the brightest on our team.We invite all interested to visit our vacancy sites and apply online via the following links:

 

Internships

The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) hires unpaid interns through the UNOV/UNODC Ad Hoc Internship Programme.

Please read the guidelines covering the internship programme of the United Nations Office at Vienna before applying.

In 2010, the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs will be seeking interns for the following subject areas:

 

Space Law and Policy (UNOOSA/INT/2010/01)

Background
The Committee Service and Research Section (CSRS) of the Office for Outer Space Affairs provides substantive secretariat services to the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (COPUOS) and its subsidiary bodies, the Scientific and Technical Subcommittee and the Legal Subcommittee, which meet annually in June, February and March/April respectively. CSRS also provides secretariat services to the Working Group of the Whole of the Special Political and Decolonization Committee (4th Committee) of the General Assembly when its consider the item on international cooperation in the peaceful uses of outer space.

CSRS is also responsible for implementing its programme on space law. The programme comprises of providing assistance on matters relating to space law, undertaking the actions required of the Secretary-General under the United Nations Treaties and Principles on Outer Space and related resolutions and building capacity in space law.

An intern serving with CSRS and undertaking assignments related to space law and policy can expect to assist with the following:

  • Servicing COPUOS, STSC and LSC and their subsidiary bodies, as may be appropriate;
  • Researching, drafting and editing of studies and reports on space law and policy that will be before those bodies;
  • Updating and maintaining space law related databases, directories and other information resources and tools;
  • Updating the space law dedicated webpages of the Office;
  • Organizing the annual workshop on space law; and
  • Any other actions as may be necessary to support the work of the Office.

 

Eligibility and conditions
Prospective applicants must meet the eligibility requirements and conditions of the UNOV/UNODC Ad Hoc Internship Programme which can be found at the following web address: http://www.unvienna.org/unov/en/job_internship.html. Only on-line applications using the on-line application form and providing all the requested supporting documentation will be taken into consideration.

 

Field of study/experience for this internship
For this internship a field of study relating to International Law, International Relations and Political Sciences is preferred.

 

Public information and Outreach (UNOOSA/INT/2010/02)

Background
2011 marks the commemoration of the 50 years of the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space and human space flight. To celebrate these special anniversaries the Office plans to support the organization of a number of public outreach events and activities.

An intern serving with CSRS and undertaking assignments related to public information and outreach can expect to assist with the following:

  • Organizing the public outreach events and exhibitions planned in relation to the 2011 commemoration;
  • Researching, drafting and editing of information leaflets, posters, and other outreach and promotional materials; and
  • Any other actions as may be necessary.

 

General Eligibility and conditions
Prospective applicants must meet the eligibility requirements and conditions of the UNOV/UNODC Ad Hoc Internship Programme which can be found at the following web address: http://www.unvienna.org/unov/en/job_internship.html. Only on-line applications using the on-line application form and providing all the requested supporting documentation will be taken into consideration.

 

Field of study/experience for this internship
For this internship a field of study and/or experience relating to Journalism, Public Relations, Public Information is preferred. Knowledge of basic desktop publishing applications would be considered an asset.

 

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