IAEA invites nuclear security students to apply for MSCFP internships

June 2, 2022, 7:00AMANS Nuclear Cafe

The International Atomic Energy Agency’s Division of Nuclear Security is inviting female students who are enrolled in master’s programs in nuclear security to apply for internships in the IAEA Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellowship Programme (MSCFP). The MSCFP, launched in February 2020, has the objective of increasing the number of women in the nuclear field.

About the MSCFP internship: As part of the MSCFP internship, the IAEA provides a scholarship and monthly stipend directly to the intern. Selected interns may be studying toward their master’s degrees in nuclear-related fields at accredited universities, or they may have recently received their degrees.

The MSCFP gives the student an opportunity to gain practical work experience with the IAEA or with a host organization in her field of study, including international experience. As many as 100 female students are selected each year, with consideration given to geographic and linguistic diversity.

More details: An MSCFP internship can last up to 12 months, depending on the availability of funds and internship opportunities. Various kinds of organizations can host interns. These include IAEA collaborating centers, nuclear security support centers, national research institutions and laboratories, and companies in the nuclear industry.

The internship award is for up to €20,000 (about $21,300) in the form of tuition support and up to €20,000 for living costs throughout the student's degree program. Those interested should check out the MSCFP information for applicants website, which will house the application portal once it opens later this summer (date to be determined).

For additional info: Additional information can be obtained on main page for the MSCFP or by emailing Oum Keltoum Hakam, IAEA education officer.

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