The ITER Organization is staffed by men and women from all over the world working together for the success of the ITER Project. Five hundred directly employed staff and 350 external contractors currently work for the project in Saint Paul-lez-Durance, France.
Three departments report directly to the DIrector-General Osamu Motojima: Administration; ITER Project; and Safety, Quality & Security.
Over the past 50 years, immense progress has been made in the fields of plasma science and fusion technology. Still, harnessing fusion power and delivering it for industrial applications remains one of the greatest challenges of our time.
One of the tasks awaiting ITER is to explore fully the properties of super hot plasmas—the environment in which the fusion reaction will occur—and their behaviour during the long pulses of fusion power the ITER machine will enable.
The challenge will be very great. ITER's plasma pulses will be of a much longer duration than those achieved in other devices, creating intense material stress. ITER will be used to test and validate advanced materials and key technologies for the industrial fusion power plants of the future.
Internships at ITER
The ITER Organization offers five or six month internship opportunities for final-year Master's degree students. For more information on the proposed scientific and technical internship subjects for 2016, please click this link: