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Internship Programme

Find all relevant information about our internship programme below.

There are currently no internship vacancies.


The Allied Air Command Internship Programme has three main objectives:
• To provide interns with an opportunity to learn from the Allied Air Command community and to gain a thorough understanding and balanced view of the organisation and NATO in general.
• To provide Allied Air Command with access to the latest theoretical and technical knowledge that the interns can apply through practical work assignments.
• To expand understanding of NATO in Alliance countries


ACIP will be limited to 6 interns per year and will be available for the following periods:
• 6 months internship programme as part of, or complementary to, a university degree programme as arranged by the intern with his/her university.
• 6 months internship programme for recent graduates at the Baccalaureate level who are interested in a specific project that could support a Master's programme as arranged by the intern with his/her university.
• 6 months internship programme for recent graduates of a Master or PhD programme who are looking for work experience in an international organisation as a first step to an international career.

Candidates will only be selected if they match a project approved by Headquarters Allied Air Command's Chief of Staff.

Eligibility Criteria

To qualify for an internship, the applicant must meet the following eligibility criteria:
• All applicants for an internship must be a citizen of a NATO member nation.
• Candidates must be proficient in the use of the English language.
• Candidates must have completed at least two years of successful University study or equivalent experience. The programme is only open to current students or recent graduates (degree obtained within the last 18 months).
• Depending on the specific job description, candidates may be required to be enrolled in a specific degree programme.
• All interns working at Headquarters Allied Air Command will require a security clearance from their national authorities. The procedure will be initiated once the candidate has been selected and has accepted the offer.

Conditions of Internship

Interns will be provided with a monthly lump sum of approximately € 1137 (German pay scales). It is the intern's own responsibility to declare this income to the relevant tax authorities, if appropriate. Arrangements for travel, visas, and accommodation and living expenses are the responsibility of the intern. Interns may also receive emoluments from outside sources (such as scholarships or grants) during their internship.

Interns are required to have their own social insurance coverage, including healthcare, on joining Headquarters Allied Air Command and must provide documentary evidence of such.


Applications for internship are to be submitted using the NATO Talent Acquisition Platform (NTAP). Applications submitted by other means (e.g. mail, e-mail, fax) are not accepted. A copy of the candidate's CV must be attached to the application form. In addition, all interns have to submit a one-page essay giving details of their motivation for internship at Allied Air Command and on their expectations during the internship.

Applications will be screened to verify that applicants meet the required criteria and that an appropriate training environment can be established. Once a candidate has been selected, the start date of the internship period will be determined taking into account divisional needs, the availability of the selected candidate, and the security requirements.

Applications shall be retained for a maximum period of 6 months if not successful then destroyed.

Please contact us for further information on the programme.

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