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 14th Call for applications for NATO-funded internships is NOW OPEN!
It opened on 7th March 2016 and will be closing on 11th April 2016 (23h59 CET). These are for placements in 2017. Note that all interns have been selected for a placement in 2016.
Please refer to our website for more information on the selection timeline: http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natolive/72041.htm
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.
Application Instructions – 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).
Nationals of NATO partner countries (PfP/EAPC) should contact their Delegation at NATO HQ directly for information on potential internships within the Delegation. More information is available at the following link: http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natolive/51288.htm
Further requirements for selected interns:
Security clearance is issued by the national security authorities for selected candidates only. Holding a Security Clearance is not a requirement for applying, but a selected candidate can only be offered an internship after his/her national security authorities and the NATO Office of Security have officially issued a NATO clearance in his/her name.
Interns are required to have health insurance coverage, and to take care of formalities with Belgian authorities regarding their stay in Belgium: Federal Public Service of the Interior, Chaussée d’Anvers 59B, 1000 Brussels (phone: + 32 2 206 15 99, http://www.dofi.fgov.be or http://diplobel.fgov.be or www.diplomatie.be ), or Belgian Embassies and Consulates outside Belgium.
Please refer to the NATO Internship Programme Policy for a full description of the programme.