Overseas Assistance

The United States encourages U.S. citizens to take positions at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). Recruitment offices at Brookhaven and Argonne National Laboratories help the U.S. government increase awareness of job opportunities at the IAEA. The U.S. Support Program to IAEA Safeguards (USSP) and the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Next Generation Safeguards Initiative (NGSI) recognize that human resources are the IAEA’s most important asset in preventing the spread of nuclear weapons. They also are aware that many technical experts are accompanied by domestic partners who are accustomed to working outside the home and that the happiness of family members is important to a successful IAEA assignment.

For that reason, the USSP and NGSI prepared the following pages of information to help accompanying partners learn about employment opportunities and other rewarding activities and to find their way around in Vienna. Please visit:

United Nations and Other Organizations at the Vienna International Center (VIC)

The U.S. Government also encourages qualified U.S. citizens to apply for professional positions with the United Nations and other international organizations. While pursuing a rewarding and challenging career, international civil servants can make a difference by contributing their knowledge and skills to the needs of the world community. The U.S. Department of State assists Americans interested in such employment opportunities and makes every effort to promote American representation in these agencies.


For assistance with UN positions in Vienna please contact the following U.S. Mission staff member located in Austria:

     Andrew Ellis, IAEA Personnel Issues
     Email: EllisA@state.gov

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Last Modified: April 8, 2013
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