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Internship – Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) Section / ANB

Remote | Montreal

  • Organization: ICAO - International Civil Aviation Organization
  • Location: Remote | Montreal
  • Grade: Internship - Internship
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Aviation and Air traffic (planning/management/services)
  • Closing Date: Closed

Work Location
Montreal
Expected duration
2-6 months
Duties and Responsibilities
THE ORGANIZATIONAL SETTING The Air Navigation Bureau (ANB) in ICAO is responsible for providing technical guidance to the Air Navigation Commission (ANC), the Council, and the Assembly. ANB provides technical expertise in aviation-related disciplines to States, industry and all elements of the Organization. The Bureau is also responsible for maintaining and implementing the Global Air Navigation Plan (GANP), including its aviation system block upgrades. The Bureau develops technical studies and proposals for Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPs), and Procedures for Air Navigation Services (PANS) for further processing by the governing bodies of ICAO. The Bureau also develops related procedures and guidance material. The Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) Section provides high level technical policy advice and support to ANB in the development of a regulatory framework to facilitate the integration of RPAS in non-segregated airspace and at aerodromes through the development of SARPs and guidance material, and development of updates to the GANP. The RPAS Section is a focal point within the ICAO Secretariat, across Bureaus, for all unmanned aviation and advanced air mobility (AAM) related activities. The intern will work under the direction of the Chief RPAS Section (C/RPAS) on studies related to the regulatory framework for unmanned aviation and AAM integration. TERMS OF REFERENCE Under the supervision of C/RPAS, the intern will: • support the development of the regulatory framework to facilitate the integration of RPAS in non-segregated airspace and at aerodromes, as well as other unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), by performing research and drafting documentation; • support the development of an advanced air mobility strategy for ICAO, through research and drafting; and • review the AAM study group white papers on autonomy and automation, new flight rules, role of the human, and data and information management with the view to suggest a way ahead for ICAO.
Qualifications/special skills
At the time of application, candidates are required to have completed or be enrolled in a graduate degree programme (second-level university degree or higher) in a field of study related to aviation, aerospace engineering and/or international affairs. Applicants pursuing studies in countries where higher education is not divided into undergraduate and graduate stages should have completed at least four years of full-time studies at a university or equivalent institution towards the completion of a degree.
Languages
Fluent reading, writing and speaking abilities in English is required. A working knowledge of a second language of the Organization (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, or Spanish) is desirable.
Additional Information
Interns are not paid. All costs related to travel, insurance, accommodation, and living expenses must be borne by the intern. The duration of the internship is between two to six months. The intern is expected to work five days a week, on a full-time basis. Interns shall not be eligible to be engaged in any other form of employment within ICAO during the period of internship and shall not be eligible to apply for or be appointed to any post in the Secretariat or be contracted for any other remunerated employment with ICAO for the six months immediately following the end of their internship.
Intern Specific text
Interns are not financially remunerated by the United Nations. Costs and arrangements for travel, visas, accommodation and living expenses are the responsibility of interns or their sponsoring institutions. Interns who are not citizens or permanent residents of the country where the internship is undertaken, may be required to obtain the appropriate visa and work/employment authorization. Successful candidates should discuss their specific visa requirements before accepting the internship offer.
No Fee
THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS.
This vacancy is now closed.