2016 NATO ACT Internship Programme For Member Countries

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Applications are invited for HQ SACT Internship Programme 2016. The objective of the programme is to provide the organization 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. Applicants must be nationals of a NATO member country. Interns will be paid a lump sum of approximately $1,100 per month and will be reimbursed for travel costs on joining and separation from the Headquarters, subject to the internship regulations in force. Applicants will have the opportunity to ‘intern’ with HQ SACT in Norfolk, Virginia or at the Joint Analysis Lessons Learned Centre (JALLC) in Monsanto, Portugal.

Field of Internship: Interns will benefit by gaining understanding of an International Organization, while substantiating their Curriculum Vitae.
Course Level:
Internship
Internship Provider: The HQ SACT
Internship can be taken at:
USA and Europe (Virginia and Portugal)

Eligibility: 2016 Interns will be either recent graduates who have obtained their Bachelor’s degree on or after 1 January 2015 or current post graduate students.
-Age: Over 21 at the time of internship (for insurance reasons);
-Nationality: Nationals of a NATO member country;
-Studies: As a minimum hold a Bachelor’s degree, or be a post graduate student as at 31 December 2014;
-Languages: Proficiency in one of the official NATO languages (English/French); desirable working knowledge of the other. Please note that the work both oral and written in this Headquarters as a whole is conducted mainly in English therefore, applicants who already possess a certification of English language proficiency from an internationally recognized testing body (e.g. TOEFL – Testing of English for Foreign Learners) are asked to include a copy with their application, however such certification is not a pre-requisite for the submission of an application.
-Insurance and Immigration Requirements: Interns are required to have health insurance coverage, and take care of formalities with the U.S. authorities regarding their stay in the United States.
-Security Clearance: All interns will require a security clearance from their national authorities prior to starting their internship at HQ SACT or JALLC. Applicants that already have a NATO Secret security clearance are asked to enclose a copy of the clearance with their application package.

Internship Open for International Students: Nationals of a NATO member country (Albania, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Czech Rep, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States) are eligible to apply for this internship programme.

Is this paid internship? Interns will be paid a lump sum of approximately $1,100 per month and will be reimbursed for travel costs on joining and separation from the Headquarters, subject to the internship regulations in force. The payment is not exempt from taxation. Applicants are advised that the cost of living accommodation and transportation rates in the Norfolk area are very high and it is extremely difficult for interns to live on their monthly internship stipend alone.

Internship Description: The HQ SACT Internship Programme 2016 aims to provide a small number of current or recent students with the opportunity to ‘intern’ with HQ SACT in Norfolk, Virginia or at the Joint Analysis Lessons Learned Centre (JALLC) in Monsanto, Portugal. Interns will benefit by gaining understanding of an International Organization, while substantiating their Curriculum Vitae. All internship placements will be for a six month period, with start dates to be determined individually as interns cannot start their internship without their NATO Secret security clearance, and the timing for the completion of clearances varies by nation.

Number of awards offered: Not Known

Internship Duration: All internship placements will be for a six month period.

Notification: The time lines for the notification of selection are posted as a guide, in some instances the selection process may take longer than forecast, as long as your e-mail address has not changed, you should receive e-mail notification of the outcome of the process by the end of July 2015.

How to Apply: The intern shall submit electronically:
-The completed application form in English, with:
-Attached English language certification from internationally recognized English testing body (e.g. TOEFL) (if already in possession of a certification).
-Attached copy of the Bachelor’s Degree Certificate or post graduate Degree Certificate.
-Attached copy of NATO Secret security clearance (if already in possession of a clearance)
-Curriculum Vitae
-Motivational letter, indicating why you want to intern at HQ SACT/JALLC and why you chose a specific specialty area/Job Description. When explaining why you chose a specific specialty area/Job Description, you are required to indicate why your particular educational background and field of study makes you especially well suited to intern in that specialty area(s) bearing the Job Description requirements in mind.

Internship Application Deadline: Internship application deadline is 30 April 2015.

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