NATO Internship Programme 2012

Do you study Political Science, International Relations 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, or Library Sciences?
Do you study Aeronautics or Engineering?

Do you have a background in Media, or Journalism?
Do you speak Russian or Arabic?

Are you able to conduct independent research and analysis?
NATO needs your skills !

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.

There is one call for applications per year in Spring with two starting dates, in March and in September the following year. Internships will in principle last 6 months.

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.

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