United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs

Employment and Internship Opportunities


The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) looks for qualified, energetic professionals in a wide range of fields to join us in our efforts to promote international cooperation in the peaceful uses of outer space. UNOOSA offers a variety of assignments, including: providing substantive secretariat services to the Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (COPUOS) and its subsidiary bodies; providing technical assistance to Member States in matters concerning space science and technology and space law; and organizing training courses, workshops, seminars and other activities involving capacity building and the applications of space science and technology in areas such as basic space science, basic space technology, human space technology, satellite navigation, remote sensing, disaster management communications, tele-health/tele-medicine, and space law.

People in all countries, particularly in developing countries, can benefit from space science and technology and their applications- but only with the best and the brightest on our team. We invite all interested to visit the United Nations vacancy website and apply online via the following link, as positions may be available in our Office or any other part of the United Nations Secretariat.


The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) and its offices in Vienna, Bonn, and Beijing regularly posts job openings for internships opportunities in the United Nations recruitment system.

Eligibility and General Conditions
For complete details on internship opportunities at UNOOSA, prospective applicants must meet the eligibility requirements and conditions established by the Internship Programme of the United Nations Office a Vienna and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNOV/UNODC). Please click here for relevant information.

Please note that UNOOSA does not accept unsolicited applications which are sent via e-mail. The office does not accept paper applications either. Only on-line applications using the United Nations recruitment system that creates Personal History Profiles (PHP) will be taken into consideration.

The following positions are currently available:

Internship: Space Policy and Law (Reference: 15-LEG-UNOV-40059-R-VIENNA)

The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs/Committee, Policy and Legal Affairs Section internship is for two months with an opportunity for extension, pending on the needs of the Office. The duties may include, but are not limited to, assistance in drafting and preparing official documents; assistance in preparing travaux preparatoire for the United Nations principles on outer space; and document, legal and internet research.

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