If you’ve ever wanted to get an insight into what happens in an organisation like NATO, an internship is a way of finding out more and making a practical contribution, without a long term commitment.
The annual call for NATO interns is now open. They are looking for a wide range of disciplines, including:
- International Relations, Political Science or Security Studies
- Information Technology, Web or Graphic Design or Library/Information Sciences
- Aeronautics or Engineering
- Media or Journalism
- Russian or Arabic
– quite a variety. As they’re also looking for people who can conduct independent research and analysis, they’re ideal opportunities for postgrads.
The jobs are mainly at NATO headquarters in Brussels, and generally last for 6 months, starting in either March or September – and yes, they’re paid.
To be eligible, you must be a citizen of a NATO member state, be a current or recent graduate/postgraduate and be proficient in either English or French. There are more detailed eligibility criteria on the NATO website.
Closing date is 20 May 2011 (there is only one call per year, whether you start in March or September, so don’t miss this one).