Internship - Smart Sustainable Cities

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.
Date of Issue:
Applications from women are encouraged
Functions: Unpaid Internship - Smart Sustainable Cities
Deadline for Applications (23.59 Geneva CH) : 29 February 2016
(2 day(s) until closing deadline
Duration of Contract:  6 months (Min. 1 month, Max. 3 to 6 months) 1 March. - 31 August 2016  
Type of Appointment: InternshipDuty Station:  Geneva, Switzerland
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.
Main Tasks and Responsibilities of the Internship
The intern would carry out research on issues relating to ICTs, the environment and climate change. The specific area can be tailored to the background and interest of the applicant. Examples of topics are:
  • ICTs for monitoring and adapting to the effects of climate change and environmental degradation
  • ICTs for mitigating the effects of climate change, improving energy efficiency and reducing greenhouse gas emissions e-waste management
  • Internet of Things 
  • Smart Sustainable Cities 
  • Key performance indicators for smart cities 
  • Smart buildings and urban planning
  • Environmental sustainability 
  • Greening ICT Supply chains
  • Green ICT procurement
  • Open data/Big Data within Smart Cities
  • Smart Manufacturing 
  • Communications protocol systems/ IPV6 Deployment within IoT Frameworks
  • Key performance indicators for Smart Cities
  • Advancing sustainability with Internet of Things
  • Internet of Things as a service system for e-Health
  • M2M Communication Systems
  • Smart Residential Communities 
  • Internet of Things for environmental management
  • Qualifications required
    University degree in Telecommunications, Engineering and Computer Science, Environmental Law,
    Environmental Science, Environmental Management, Urban Management, Development Studies, Architectural studies
    Very good knowledge of English.
    A good knowledge of French and Spanish would be desirable
    Regular use and ability to perform complex tasks of Microsoft Office software, such as
    Word, PowerPoint, Access, and Excel
    Additional Information:
    Students, graduates and researchers from ITU-T Academia members are encouraged to apply.
    List of members: http://www.itu.int/online/mm/scripts/mm.list?_search=UNIV&_languageid=1

    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. Mandatory Medical Insurance, travel expenses, accommodation and living expenses are the responsibility of the interns or sponsoring institutions.

    For further information concerning the Conditions of Employment please click the following link
    Applicants will be contacted only if they are under serious consideration