THE AIM of this programme is to provide a small number of current or recent students with an internship alongside the International Staff at NATO Headquarters in Brussels.
There is one call for applications per year, from March until June, with two starting dates, in September and March of the following year. Internships last six months. Interns will benefit by experiencing an international organisation from the inside and building up their CV. Internships are offered in the following areas: Defence Policy and Planning, Executive Management, NATO Office of Security, Operations, Political Affairs and Security Policy, Public Diplomacy. Interns receive a lump sum of €600 per month, which is not tax exempt. Eligible candidates are current students and recent graduates (1 year) older than 21 who are nationals of a NATO member state, have completed at least two years of university study or equivalent, are proficient in one of the official NATO languages (English/French) and have a working knowledge of the other. Interns are required to have health insurance coverage and arrange their stay in Belgium with authorities. All interns will require a security clearance from their national authorities prior to working at NATO. The procedure will commence as soon as the candidate has been selected. Refer to the NATO Internship Programme Policy for a full description of the programme. The application form, CV and letter of motivation should be submitted electronically. The call for applications for an internship in 2009 is open from March 3 to June 6, 2008.
19. May 2008 at 0:00 | Compiled by Michaela Stankoá from press reports