Den Haag
Bachelor (EQF 6), Master (EQF 7)
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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 endeavour.


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.


If you live outside the Agency's main locations, you should still consider applying. Working outside of your own country will set you apart from your peers and can lay the foundation to an international career.


Internship Description

We are seeking applications for internships located across our key hubs in: Human Resources (HR), Finance (FC), Core Enterprise Services (CES), NCI Academy (NCIAC), NATO Digital Workplace Programme Office (NDW), Chief Operating Officer (COO) and Executive Management (EM). 


Internship areas:

  • Communications 
  • Project management and support
  • Business Planning
  • Organizational Development & Change 
  • Finance 
  • Account Management 

Please take a moment to explore the requirements for the above-mentioned internship opportunities.


About the Programme

If successful, you will have the opportunity to join us in one of our main locations in Belgium (Brussels, Mons), Netherlands (The Hague) and Portugal (Oeiras).


Internships last between three to ten 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. 


Eligibility Criteria

As an Intern at the NCI Agency, 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 delivery 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.



You will be compensated at a fixed taxable rate:

  • In Belgium – 1,088 EUR per month, based on 38 hours of work per week.
  • In the Netherlands – 1,192 EUR per month, based on 38 hours of work per week.
  • In Portugal – 944 EUR per month, based on 38 hours of work per week.
  • For travel expenses – Up to 1,000 EUR in total, based on what you spent when taking up the internship, and when returning to your home country upon completion of the internship.