Permanent Missions of Canada to the International Organizations in Vienna

The Permanent Mission of Canada to the International Organizations in Vienna is responsible for the management of Canada’s participation in and relationship with the multilateral organizations which have their headquarters in Vienna: the International Atomic Energy Agency; the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty Organization; and the UN Office on Drugs and Crime. The Mission also manages Canada’s participation in several multilateral export control arrangements based in Vienna - Nuclear Suppliers Group, Wassenaar Arrangement, Zangger Committee, Hague Code of Conduct - along with the UN Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation, the UN Office for Outer Space Affairs, and the UN Committee on International Trade Law. In relation to its mandate, VPERM provides services to a range of Government Departments and Agencies in Ottawa as well as Crown Corporations and private sector entities.


  • Must be a Canadian citizen.
  • Must be a McGill full-time undergraduate or graduate student, returning to their current registered faculty in fall 2019.
  • Must be receiving academic credit.

Selected candidates must complete a security screening before the start of the internship.

The host organization is currently recruiting one McGill students for the position of Policy Intern for summer 2019.

Download the internship postings: PDF icon Permanent Missions of Canada in Vienna - Summer 2019 [.pdf]

Carefully read application instructions before submitting your documents. Completed applications should be submitted via email to ion [at]

Please note: If you are applying to a second degree at McGill and waiting for a response, you must hold a confirmation of acceptance by the application deadline and include it with your application material.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Applications closed for 2019.

SELECTION: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted, within two weeks of application deadline. Please do not email to inquire about the status of your application. Shortlisted candidates will be required to provide full commitment to the internship selection process by the Permanent Missions of Canada in Geneva and waive any other internship opportunity at this time.

A formal acceptance of an ION internship is a final decision, and under no circumstances (unless health or family-related) can a student withdraw from the internship after accepting. The consequence of this would be refusal of candidature for future ION internship opportunities. Please remember, revoking a spot in one of the organizations means also revoking it from another student who might have had the opportunity to take it.

Successful candidates will receive an award from McGill University valued at $6,300.

Successful candidates are required to attend the following sessions:

  • Cross-Cultural Workshop
  • Interns Responsibilities and Guidelines
  • University-Wide Pre-Departure Session
  • Internship Workshop: Success in a Professional Environment
  • Reception for Awards Recipients
  • Internship Debriefing Session (September)