Call for applications for the NATO Internship Programme 2019 in Belgium. NATO international internship is once in a lifetime opportunity to learn during 6 months from the NATO community and gain valuable work experience together with a better understanding of the Alliance.


During the internship, they organize an Induction programme and various briefings to provide you with an overview of NATO’s activities and structure. The monthly briefings constitute a unique opportunity to meet and discuss topics of interest with highly experienced staff across the Alliance. Visits to external institutions are also part of the training programme.

NATO (the North Atlantic Treaty Organization) is an international alliance that consists of 29 member states from North America and Europe. It was established at the signing of the North Atlantic Treaty on 4 April 1949.


NATO Internship Programme 2019 Details:


Host Country:

  • Belgium

Host Organisation:

  • NATO

Internship Location:

  • Brussels

Internship Benefits:

  1. Internship stipend: If you are selected through the NATO-funded programme, you will receive a monthly stipend of 1,049.65€ (based on 2018).
  2. Travel: Upon the confirmation of the start date of an internship by the Internship Office, we will provide you with a prepaid flight/train ticket (based on a return economy ticket and for an amount of up to 1,200€). If you travel by car, we will reimburse your travel costs as well.
  3. Leave: You will be entitled to have 15 days of leave for the full period of 6 months.

Internship Objectives:

The NATO Internship Programme has four main objectives:

  • To provide the Organisation 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.
  • To provide interns with an opportunity to learn from the NATO community and get a better understanding and a more balanced view of the Organisation.
  • To contribute to creating a more diverse workforce.
  • To expand understanding of NATO in Alliance countries.

Eligibility Criteria:

In order to apply for an internship at NATO, you must fulfill all criteria outlined below on the application date:

  • Age: you will be over 21 years of age
  • Nationality: you will be a citizen of a NATO Member State.
  • Educational status:
    • you will be a university student: you have completed at least two years successfully and are enrolled in your third year or
    • you will have obtained your highest degree less than a year ago
  • Languages: you will have proficiency in one of the two official NATO languages (English and French), and a working knowledge of the other will be considered as an asset. Knowledge of other languages will be an advantage as specified in the internship description.

Eligible Regions:

  • Albania, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States

How to Apply for NATO Internship Programme 2019?

The 17th call for internship applications for the NATO-funded program for placements in 2020 was launched on 11 February 2019. Please note that all our internship vacancies are now online and that the call will close on 17 March 2019 at 23h59 (CET Brussels time). The call for Grant-funded internship applications remains open all year.

If you have a scholarship, you can apply for a Grant-funded internship. Please see “How to apply?” on the right-hand side menu of the official website.

Application Deadline:

  • The last date to submit online application for NATO Internship 2019 is 17 March 2019.



Deadline is March 17, 2019