Duration, Work Venue and Working Hours

In general, the duration of the CMDR COE’s internship is 6 (six) months. Depending on project / assignment requirements and the availability of financial resources, the duration could be less than 6 (six) but no less than 3 (three) months, and more than 6 (six) but no more than 12 (twelve) months.

All interns should be present at the CMDR COE premises located in Sofia, Bulgaria, Blvd. Totleben 34A, throughout the duration of their internship. Exceptions to this rule, i.e. a possibility for temporary remote conduct of the internship will be decided on a case-by-case basis, sanctioned by DIR CMDR COE and clearly specified in the respective Internship Agreement.


Working hours for interns correspond to the official working hours for all CMDR COE Staff members – i.e. from 0800 until 1630, from Monday to Friday – 8 (eight) hours per day, 40 (forty) hours per week, with a half-an-hour (30 min) lunch break. Flexibility is possible upon the approval of the CMDR Director upon the recommendation of the direct supervisor.


Official public holidays apply to interns the same way as to regular CMDR COE Staff members. Interns shall be entitled to 2 days of leave per month for each month served at the CMDR COE after completing 1 (one) month of their internship. Special rules apply to sick leave, particulalry related to COVID-19. 


Unauthorised absences may result into the termination of the internship and preclude the intern from receiving an internship certificate and recommendation.  

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