Project Code: STATE-AUT-107

Supporting the Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy at the IAEA

Project Title Supporting the Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy at the IAEA
Project Summary Work closely with a Political Officer at the U.S. Mission to International Organizations in Vienna to track, correlate, format, and analyze contributions to the International Atomic Energy Agency's peaceful uses of nuclear energy programs and help develop a strategy for promoting U.S. contributions.
Country Austria
Agency Department of State
DoS Office N/A
Post UNVIE (VIENNA)
Section Other
Number of Interns 1
Project Description

In 2010, the United States helped the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) establish the Peaceful Uses Initiative (PUI) to raise extra budgetary contributions for IAEA activities that promote the peaceful uses of nuclear energy. Thus far, the United States has allocated a total of $84.2 million to projects through the PUI, which provides the IAEA with the flexibility to address unforeseen challenges on short notice, such as the Ebola and Zika outbreaks, and the Fukushima nuclear accident. U.S. PUI funds have supported areas that include human and animal health, food security, water resource management, environmental issues, nuclear safety and security, and nuclear power infrastructure development.

The selected PUI assistant will work with a Political Officer at the U.S. Mission to International Organizations in Vienna to develop a database for tracking, correlating, formatting, and analyzing not only U.S. extrabudgetary contributions to the IAEA but also those from other IAEA Member States. The assistant will then use this database to help inform future U.S. contributions to the Agency and also help develop a strategy for promoting these contributions in Vienna and around the world.

Post will support the virtual intern via periodic phone/video calls and through e-mail support.

Required Skills or Interests
Skill(s)
Data analysis
Data visualization
Political Analysis
Writing
Additional Information

The U. S. Mission to International Organizations in Vienna (UNVIE) works with seven major organizations of the United Nations system based in Vienna: the International Atomic Energy Agency; the UN Office on Drugs and Crime; the Preparatory Commission of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty Organization; the UN Office of Outer Space Affairs; the UN Commission on International Trade Law; the International Narcotics Control Board; and the UN Industrial Development Organization, of which the U.S. is not a member. UNVIE also covers two Vienna-based export control regimes – the Nuclear Suppliers Group and the Wassenaar Arrangement – the Hague Code of Conduct Against Ballistic Missile Proliferation, and the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis in Laxenburg, Austria. UNVIE’s mission is to conduct effective multilateral diplomacy with International Organizations in Vienna to advance U.S. national interests.

Please visit https://vienna.usmission.gov/ to learn more about the U.S. Mission to International Organizations in Vienna.

Please visit https://www.iaea.org/services/key-programmes/peaceful-uses-initiative to learn more about the Peaceful Uses Initiative.