International Telecommunication Union (ITU)

Unpaid Intern (Junior Web Developer)

International Telecommunication Union (ITU)

Job Description

ITU is the leading United Nations agency for information and communication technologies, with the mission to connect the world. To achieve this, ITU manages the radio-frequency spectrum and satellite orbits at the international level, works to improve communication infrastructure in the developing world, and establishes global standards that foster seamless interconnection of a vast range of Communication Systems. ITU also organizes global Telecom events bringing together the most influential representatives of government and the private sector to exchange ideas and knowledge for the benefit of all.   Internship: 11INTERNSHIPS-2020/TSB-OPD

The Telecommunication Standardization Bureau (TSB) fulfills the objectives of the Union relating to telecommunication standardization, by providing secretariat support to groups studying technical, operating and tariff questions and facilitating the adoption of Recommendations in these areas with a view to standardizing telecommunications and Information Technology on a global basis. In order to achieve these objectives, the Telecommunication Standardization Bureau works in accordance with the instructions of the World Telecommunication Standardization Assemblies (WTSA), Telecommunication Standardization Study Groups and the Telecommunication Standardization Advisory Group. TSB, headed by an elected Director, provides the technical, administrative and logistic support for the assemblies and for the meetings of the groups mentioned. Organization Unit:
The Operations and Planning Department (OPD), is responsible for coordinating and planning support for the activities of the Telecommunication Standardization Sector. It does this through managing the Bureau's activities for organization and planning of assemblies and logistical support to meetings. The Department oversees document processing and provides IT services and solutions for electronic working methods and the development of ITU-T databases. The Department also provides administrative and secretarial support for intellectual property matters and manages the technical editing and final production of ITU-T recommendations and publications as well as ISO/IEC common texts. The Department collaborates closely with the Departments of the General Secretariat and the Bureaux which are responsible for providing support services.Main Tasks and Responsibilities of the Internship The Junior Web developer Intern performs the following duties:

  • Participates in programming testing and implementation of ITU-T Web applications following predefined requirements.

  • Assists in developing, testing, and deploying the Web applications following predefined requirements.

  • Performs other duties as required.


  • Excellent web developing skills.

  • Excellent organization skills and time management.

  • Ability to work in an International Environment.

Qualifications required Education:
University degree in Computer Science, engineering, and related studies.Experience:
No work experience required.Languages:
Excellent knowledge of English.Additional Information:
Please note that a non-remunerated Internship Position at ITU does not carry the same conditions of employment as a Short-term or a Fixed-term position.  Applicants will be contacted directly if selected for written test. Interviews may be used as a form of screening. For further information concerning the Conditions of Employment please click the following linkApplicants will be contacted only if they are under serious considerationInternships

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