NATO Internship Programme 2018


Last updated on April 26th, 2017 at 11:41 am

NATO Internship Programme 2018

Brief Description

  • Do you study Political Science, International Relations, Defence studies or Security studies?
  • Are you an interdisciplinary candidate with qualifications in Economics, Finance, or Human Resources?
  • Have you studied Information Technology, Web or Graphic design, Library Sciences or Translation?
  • Do you study Aeronautics or Engineering?
  • Do you have a background in Media or Journalism?
  • Do you speak Russian, Ukrainian or Arabic?
  • Are you able to conduct independent research and analysis?

NATO needs your skills!

There are two types of Internship opportunities at the Alliance: the NATO-Funded and the GRANT-funded Internship Programme.

The NATO-funded Internship Programme gives opportunity to a wide range of candidates, while the other opportunity is open for those, whose work is supported from outside sources. And while Candidates interested in a GRANT-funded opportunity can apply throughout the year, the call for the NATO-funded opportunity is open only once per year in Spring with two starting dates, in March and in September the following year. Internships will last 6 months.

The 15th call for applications for NATO-funded internships is open from 13 March 2017 until 18 April (23h59 CET), for placements in 2018 (All interns have been selected for a placement in 2017).

Candidates wishing to apply for a GRANT Funded can submit their application only through the online portal available under “Application”.

NATO Headquarters (HQ) introduced its Internship Programme in 2004. The aim of the programme is to provide a small number of current or recent students with the opportunity to intern with the International Staff at NATO Headquarters in Brussels and in a few other NATO bodies.

Eligible Country: Albania, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States

Programme Objectives

The NATO Internship Programme has four main objectives:

  • To provide the Organisation with access to the latest theoretical and technical knowledge that the intern can apply through practical work assignments, as well as with additional staff resources.
  • To provide interns with an opportunity to learn from the NATO community and get a better understanding and a more balanced view of the Organisation.
  • To contribute to creating a more diverse workforce.
  • To expand understanding of NATO in Alliance countries.

Information regarding the Internship

The NATO Internship Programme consists of two sub-programmes: the call for applications for NATO-funded internships (interns in this sub-programme are paid by NATO) and the grant/scholarship-funded internships (interns in this sub-programme come to NATO with a grant/scholarship from an academic institution covering the entire period of the internship). To apply for an internship, please click on the application link on the content menu to the right.

Besides interesting assignments and exciting development opportunities related to NATO’s activities and daily agenda, interns at NATO receive the following package:

Remuneration: Interns receive a lump sum of € 800 per month. The salary is not exempt from taxation. Interns may receive emoluments from outside sources (such as scholarships or grants).

Travel: Interns will be reimbursed for their travel expenses on taking up duty and on leaving the service based on a return economy ticket and for an amount of up to 1,200 Euros.

Leave: After three months of service, interns shall be entitled to leave (including sick leave) at the rate of 2.5 working days for every month of service completed, which means 7.5 days in total.

Eligibility Criteria for NATO-funded Internship

In order to apply for an internship at NATO, you must fulfil all criteria outlined below:

  • Age: you must be over 21 years of age at the time of your application.
  • Nationality: you must be a citizen of a NATO Member State.
  • Educational Status: you must be a university student or a recent graduate (in other words, you have obtained your highest degree less than a year ago).
  • Studies: if you are currently studying, you must have successfully completed at least two years of post-secondary studies and be enrolled in your third year at the time of your application.
  • Languages: you must be thoroughly proficient in at least one of the official languages of the organization (English and French).

For more information please click “Further Official Information” below. 

Deadline: April 18, 2017

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