Den Haag
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Join us at NATO Communications & Information Agency and immerse yourself in the diverse environment of an international organization, where your knowledge and fresh perspective will be truly valued. You will have the opportunity to work with colleagues from the NATO 30 member states and collaborate on ground-breaking projects.


We are NATO’s technology and cyber leaders, helping NATO Nations to communicate and work together in smarter ways. We are on the frontlines against cyber-attacks and in the midst of a fundamental transformation to exploit technology to better perform its mission: we are leading NATO's digital endeavor.


Through our internship programme, we aim to bring new innovative ideas into the Alliance. You will get a first-hand look at the inner workings of an international tech organisation, while adding valuable skills and experience to your CV.


About the Programme

Internships last between 3 to 10 months, and may commence at any point during the calendar year. With the support from our Security team you will have to obtain a security clearance before taking up your post with us, so we are flexible on your potential start date. 


During this programme you will join and support different teams and the same time you will learn from our business experts via on-the-job training and shadowing.


Eligibility Criteria

As an Intern at the NCIA, you’ll be expected to be able to relate and network well with your colleagues by being able to easily establish good relationships across the Agency and work with people at all levels. By building an effective network of contacts, you will create and innovate by producing new ideas, approach or insights to the projects and activities that you will undertake. We expect our Interns to deliver results by focusing on the needs of your stakeholders and work in a systematic, methodical and orderly way to achieve your projects or activity goals.  


You need to be national of a NATO member country, be currently studying towards a university-level degree or have recently graduated, in the past 12 months, and have strong communication skills in English, both written and oral. 

In order to assess your eligibility for the Internship Programme, please attach the following documents:

  • Copy of university qualifications you have completed and/or
  • Proof of ongoing studies with the dates clearly mentioned if you are still studying.


Internship Description

Internship duration: 6 months

The Command and Control (C2) Service Line is responsible for planning and executing all lifecycle management activities (design, transition and operations) for Joint/Maritime/Land C2 services (including: subject matter expertise; research and development; software engineering; acquisition; operations and maintenance; and disposal) in the following C3 Community of Interest (COI) technical service areas: Land; Maritime; Joint; Special Operations and Nuclear C2. 


You will be based in The Hague, Netherlands and you will: 

  • Work within the TOPFAS team in C2SL, under the direction of the Product Owner, to explore how new machine-learning and related techniques can be successfully applied in evolving our current operations planning toolset
  • Have an interest in: Named Entity Extraction, Language Detection., Emotion/Sentiment Prediction, Keyword and Topic Extraction, Deep-learning Chatbots and dialog modelling, Intent detection, Query Parsing, Semantic mapping
  • Work on development of a simple prototype (web or desktop) able to provide contextual guidance to users in operations planning
  • Identify and explore main lines of development which can be taken forward in future. The work will increase understanding and appreciation of innovative technologies within the Ops planning team. It is also expected that the work will guide how the ideas can be utilised in other C2 applications development domains


We would like you to:

  • Be a graduate or near-graduate level in IT or related subject
  • Have familiarity with use of relevant software technologies and tools, as above
  • Have knowledge of Chatbots, Cloud Computing, Machine Learning
  • Have knowledge of at least one relevant programming language and framework for the prototype development (C# .Net, Python, JavaScript, etc.) 
  • Possess the ability to understand/influence requirements to positively impact the user experience 



You will be compensated at a fixed taxable rate of 1238.39 EUR per month, based on 38 hours of work per week and for travel expenses. 


Please note that all interns must be security cleared prior to taking up their internship and for that reason we need some flexibility in the internship start date and end date. 


Thank you for your patience while we consider your application.