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■ excellent schools Vienna is the home to several international elementary and high schools that cater to the children of the United Nations and embassy staff. A few families elect for their chil- dren to attend Austrian public schools. All high schools have programs that lead to the Interna- tional Baccalaureate (IB) degree and offer other degree options as well. Children have the op- portunity to become multilingual through their schooling and social activities. ■ travel opportuntities Austria is part of the European Union (EU), and Vienna is a gateway to eastern European countries. Every resident of Dean Calma / IAEA Austria can move easily between the Schengen states, and U.S. citizens can travel to most non- An assignment at the IAEA is an opportunity to live EU countries without obtaining a visa. The OBB abroad in a comfortable western culture while mak- is the Austrian state railroad and it links Austria ing a contribution to society and obtaining valuable to all neighboring countries. Regular weekend work experience. Most assignments last from five to excursions to other countries throughout Europe seven years and can be as short as two years; one does are very easy to do. In recent years, airlines have not need to be concerned about being away from begun offering low-cost travel to European and home for too long. Asian destinations. Both the IAEA and VIC have For information about positions available at the IAEA, ski clubs that arrange weekend ski trips through- please use the following contact information: out the winter season at a reasonable cost. For positions in the Department of Safeguards: Tanya Collins Phone: 631-344-2380 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org For other positions at the IAEA: Allison Holiski Phone: 630-252-5491 E-mail: email@example.com Or visit us on line at www.bnl.gov/ispo. Intangible Benefits of U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Working at the IAEA Additional Information For more information consult the following web sites: www.bnl.gov/iaea-jpo www.iaea.org www.bnl.gov/ISPO managed for the U.S. Department of Energy Questions can be sent to by Brookhaven Science Associates, a company firstname.lastname@example.org founded by Stony Brook University and Battelle 10/10 Intangible Benefits of ing, a post office, a cafeteria, shops, dry cleaning service, and a commissary, that employees and family members it can seem like it was only yesterday that you were there. Working at the IAEA can use. ■ culture Vienna is a mecca for music, art, histo- ■ relaxed work environment The IAEA has flexible ry, and theatre lovers. World class, classical music When considering whether to accept employ- working hours and a generous vacation allocation of performances are given on a daily basis at such ment at the International Atomic Energy Agency six weeks per year. Staff members are also allowed to venues as the Vienna Opera and the Musikver- (IAEA), many U.S. candidates only consider the accrue compensatory time off in exchange for overtime ein. The music is not limited to classical; there financial compensation offered by the IAEA. As worked at Headquarters or while on travel. is a strong jazz and blues community in Vienna outlined in ISPO’s brochure entitled, “Employ- ■ helping society Since September 11, 2001, there has with many and varied venues to enjoy it. Vienna ment Benefits,” the IAEA’s compensation package been a trend for U.S. citizens to change careers due to has numerous museums featuring natural history, includes salary, post adjustment, education benefit the desire to “give something back” or “do something art history, Jugenstil, modern art, weaponry, and for dependent children, pension, housing subsidy, meaningful.” Some have selected employment with the more. Theatres produce shows in German and medical insurance, and life insurance. Those who IAEA Department of Safeguards to make the world a English. have worked at the IAEA realize that other benefits safer place by helping to prevent the spread of nuclear ■ personal safety Compared to most cities in the must be taken into consideration. This brochure weapons. If you really want your work to have a global world, Vienna is considered to be a very safe city. has been developed to give a brief summary of the impact, then the IAEA is a good place to be. While everyone should use good judgment while intangible benefits. traveling around the city, U.S. citizens find they Many of the intangible benefits are the result of living ■ unique work experience A position at the have great freedom to enjoy themselves. Parents in Vienna, Austria. IAEA is an asset to your resumé in today’s global regularly allow their small children to ride the economy. Your professional contacts list will ■ best place in the world to live In its annual Quality public transportation to and from school. likely grow significantly and , be global in scope of Life study, Mercer ranked Vienna the #1 place to live ■ public transportationVienna has an extensive when you leave. The U.S. government encourages in both 2009 and 2010. The study considered factors and friendly public transportation system that U.S. citizens to take jobs with the IAEA and will such as political stability, crime, personal freedom, includes subways, trams, and buses. There are help find suitable positions in the government economy, air pollution, health services, schools, public few areas of the city that are uncovered by the and national laboratories for people returning utilities, transportation, air pollution, housing and transportation network, and the stations are close from the IAEA. climate, and particularly notes the city’s harmonious together. As a consequence, automobile owner- ■ family friendly work environment The Vienna political and social environment. ship is not essential. The good public trans- International Centre (VIC), where the IAEA is ■ life altering experience The experience of living in portation combined with personal safety gives located, has a day care center for the children of Vienna can change your life for the better. People re- teenagers the freedom to move around the city IAEA and other U.N. organizations’ employees. member the places they visit and the people they meet independently, giving their parents much more The VIC has many other services, such as bank- for the rest of their lives. Long after leaving Vienna, free time.
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