Unpaid Internship – Web Application/Full Stack Developer Intern, Home based, Remote

ITU - International Telecommunication Union

ITU in Home-based


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.

Unpaid Internship – Web Application/Full Stack Developer Intern

Vacancy notice no: 851 Sector: TSB Department: TSP Country of contract: Remote Duty station: Home Based

Position number: [[positionNumber]] Grade: [[PositionGrade]] Type of contract: Internship Duration of contract: 6 months Recruitment open to: External Application deadline (Midnight Geneva Time): 21 September 2022


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.

Within the Telecommunication Standardization Bureau (TSB), the Telecommunication Standardization Policy Department (TSP) is responsible for the policies guiding ITU-T and the maintenance of its relevant position in the global standardization arena. It oversees the implementation of the WTSA Action Plan, and is responsible for identifying emerging technologies and analysing technology trends in order to advise membership on emerging standardization developments. The Department is also responsible for the bureau’s communication, human resources, finance, membership functions, academic initiatives and the ITU Journal, a periodical dedicated to research topics in telecommunication and ICTs.


Under the supervision of the Programme Officer in TSB/TSP, the intern will:

  • Work with the team to develop and test a competition management system
  • Write clean code and analyse an end-to-end design
  • Develop and analyse the database designs, including structured and unstructured data.
  • Deploy and validate developed code, including unit testing and use of Git based version management.
  • Debug and support including fixing problems and adding features in the GUI and database.
  • Use open source frameworks for development and documentation of features and problems in GUI and database.
  • Consider security, maintenance, and scalability of the developed system.
  • Perform other tasks as requested.


  • Knowledge of multiple front-end languages and libraries (e.g. HTML/ CSS, JavaScript)
  • Knowledge of multiple back-end languages/frameworks (e.g. Python, Django, Drupal ) and JavaScript frameworks (e.g. Angular, React, Node.js)
  • Familiarity with databases (e.g. MySQL, MongoDB, PostgreSQL), web servers (e.g. Apache)
  • Excellent communication and teamwork skills
  • Organizational skills
  • Learning and Knowledge sharing
  • An analytical mind
  • Teamwork and collaboration
  • Research and Analysis
  • Planning and Organizing


Education: University students in the areas of computer science/engineering, information technology, telecommunications engineering, software engineering, or an equivalent level of education and specialization in a relevant field.

Experience: No work experience is required

Languages: Fluency in oral and written English


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.


The Telecommunication Standardization Bureau (TSB) of ITU is looking for engineering or science enthusiasts to support our Machine Learning competitions such as (1) ITU AI/ML in 5G Challenge (link)-ai-for-good/aiml-in-5g-challenge/), (2) the GeoAI Challenge (link)-ai-for-good/geoai-challenge/), (3) tinyML Challenge (link)-ai-for-good/tinyml-challenge/), with more Challenges in the pipeline.

The internship will be conducted remotely.


Please note that all candidates must complete an on-line application and provide complete and accurate information. To apply, please visit the ITU Careers website. The evaluation of candidates is based on the criteria in the vacancy notice, and may include tests and/or assessments, as well as a competency-based interview. ITU uses communication technologies such as video or teleconference, e-mail correspondence, etc. for the assessment and evaluation of candidates. Please note that only selected candidates will be further contacted and candidates in the final selection step will be subject to reference checks based on the information provided. Messages originating from a non ITU e-mail account – @itu.int – should be disregarded. ITU does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process.

ITU applies a zero-tolerance policy against all forms of harassment. ITU is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization. Achieving gender balance is a high priority for ITU.

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