Paid Fall Internship by Vienna Center for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation (VCDNP)

Deadline: 31st of July, 2022

Duration: 6 months

The Vienna Center for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation (VCDNP) is an international non-governmental organization based in Vienna, Austria. This organization seeks individuals with a graduate degree, preferably in a related field, such as international relations, political science, chemistry, biology, engineering, and an interest in nuclear nonproliferation and disarmament issues. Starting in September, they are seeking for a new intern interested in nuclear nonproliferation and disarmament.


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.


  • 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.
  • Proficiency with virtual meeting software such as Zoom, Microsoft Teams and WebEx is desirable.
  • Knowledge of online collaborative platforms (e.g. Microsoft Teams, Google Drive, OneDrive), graphic design and social media are pluses.
  • The VCDNP encourages applications from developing countries and women.


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

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Oyin Olufayo

Oyin Olufayo is a Sustainable Development Goals Advocate. A recent graduate of The School of Politics, Policy, and Governance (SPPG) She is a Technical Writer, Political Writer, and a Content Writer. Her passion for sustainable development goals has been implemented by creating tangible solutions. She has featured in grassroots initiatives like TedX, World Literacy Foundation, Spur Nation Media, FRCN, Naija Law and etc. spreading the impact of Sustainable education, and also facilitated numerous events regarding SDGs.

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