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Internship Fusion Research

International Atomic Energy Agency




The IAEA accepts a limited number of interns each year. The internships are awarded to persons studying towards a university degree or who have recently received a degree (see Internship web pages for further details).

The purpose of the programme is:

  • To provide interns with the opportunity to gain practical work experience in line with their studies or interests, and expose them to the work of the IAEA and the United Nations as a whole;
  • To benefit the IAEA’s programmes through the assistance of qualified students specialized in various professional fields.
  • The duration of an internship is normally not less than three months and not more than one year.
Organizational Setting: 
The Department of Nuclear Sciences and Applications implements the IAEA’s Major Programme 2, “Nuclear Techniques for Development and Environmental Protection”. This Major Programme comprises individual programmes on food and agriculture, human health, water resources, environment and radiation technologies. These programmes are supported by laboratories in Seibersdorf, Monaco and Vienna. The Major Programme’s objective is to enhance the capacity of Member States to meet basic human needs and to assess and manage the marine and terrestrial environments through the use of nuclear and isotopic techniques in sustainable development programmes.
The Division of Physical and Chemical Sciences is responsible for assisting and advising Member States in research and development for the nuclear sciences, especially the physical and chemical sciences. Specifically, the Division provides support to Member States in the following fields: production of radioisotopes and radiolabelled products for applications in health care and industry; radiation source applications; research reactor utilization; applications of accelerators and nuclear instrumentation; nuclear and atomic data for applications; controlled nuclear fusion and isotope hydrology and geochemistry.

The Physics Section is responsible for planning and implementing activities in the areas of (i) effective utilization of research reactors, (ii) fostering relevant research and development and applications using particle accelerators and related instrumentation, and (iii) plasma physics and fusion, in order to enable Member States to avail themselves of the benefits of nuclear sciences and technologies. It operates the Nuclear Science and Instrumentation Laboratory, located at the Agency’s Laboratories in Seibersdorf, which assists laboratories in Member States to improve the effective utilization of nuclear spectrometry and related instrumentation by providing technical advice, training, calibration services, assistance with the modification and development of nuclear instruments and with new applications of nuclear spectrometry techniques in various fields, including energy related applications, environmental monitoring, industry, and the study of cultural heritage objects.

Main Purpose:

The Intern will assist in the implementation of activities under the sub-programme 1.4.4. Nuclear fusion science and plasma physics. In particular, the incumbent will assist and support with the:

  • Preparation of technical reports;
  • Planning and implementation of scientific and technical events;
  • Implementation of coordinated research projects;
  • Updates of Fusion Portal and relevant data bases.
Functions / Key Results Expected:
  • Support the preparation of technical reports for submission to Publication Committee as a result of technical and consultancy meetings organized within the sub-programme 1.4.4 Nuclear fusion science and plasma physics;
  • Support the management of the Fusion Portal for the dissemination of the information related to the IAEA’s activities in fusion research and development, including creating and developing new content and update of relevant data bases;
  • Assist in the preparation and implementation of scientific and technical events on topics related to nuclear fusion research.
Qualifications and Experience:
  • University Degree – Nuclear Physics, Plasma Physics, Nuclear Fusion or related fields
  • Knowledge of the technical aspects of fusion research and of the major ongoing national and international activities the field.
  • Skills in developing and managing small projects.
  • Ability to comprehend technical content and develop technical documents.
  • Ability to develop and manage (with assistance) web portals and data bases.
  • Demonstrated interest in fusion research internationally.
  • Experience in organizing scientific events.




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