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In determining the area and substance of the intern's work, the secretariat will take into account ongoing projects, the qualifications of the intern and the goals as expressed by the sponsoring institution or the intern. Interns will normally be requested to undertake tasks under the supervision of the Secretary of the Committee or the Scientific Officer.

Assignments may include

  • Assisting in the preparation of scientific documents for the annual UNSCEAR session
  • Developing bibliographic systems for the preparation of future UNSCEAR assessments
  • Assisting with the research and compilation of statistical data
  • Assisting with the preparation of scientific presentation material
  • Providing administrative and technical support to meetings of experts
  • Assisting with the maintenance of the UNSCEAR website and other online tools

Required qualifications

  • Meeting general eligibility requirements enumerated in section 3 of the attached Administrative instruction on the United Nations internship programme
  • Academic background in biology, medicine, natural science, chemistry, nuclear engineering, physics, or similar
  • Fluency (spoken and written) in English
  • Proficient computer skills (MS Office) including familiarity with Internet research
  • Good analytical and numeric skills


The United Nations is unable to provide any financial assistance or remuneration to interns, and service as an intern entails no financial implications for the United Nations.

To be considered for an internship at the UNSCEAR secretariat, interested candidates must apply to a specific internship job opening through the UN Careers portal at All questions related to the application procedure should be addressed through the designated channels of that portal. The UNSCEAR secretariat does not administer the application procedure.