Eligibility criteria

In order to apply for an internship at the CMDR COE, all of the criteria outlined below must be fulfilled as of the date of application: 

  1. Age: over 21 years of age and up to 35;
  2. Nationality: Citizen of a NATO Member State. Exceptions may be allowed on a case-by-case basis and upon the CMDR COE Director’s approval;
  3. Education:

a)  Enrolled in a graduate school programme (Master’s or PhD), or;

b)  Enrolled in the last academic year of an undergraduate programme (Bachelor’s level or equivalent), or;

c)  A recent (no more than a year ago) graduate from an undergraduate or graduate programme.


For certain internship calls applicants may be required to have a degree in a specific field and at a specific level, or extended years of studies. 


4. Languages: Proficiency in the CMDR COE’s working language – English, is required. The accepted level of proficiency is either 1) STANAG 6001 3-3-3-3 on all language skills (reading, listening, writing, and speaking), or 2) a civilian equivalent in accordance with NATO IS language level equivalences (upper intermediate or B2 level in accordance with the Common European Framework of Reference[1]). Another foreign language would be an asset.


Further to the general eligibility criteria strong motivation, teamwork ability, personal integrity, communication, writing and computer skills, as well as technological awareness will also form an integral part of the selection process.

[1] Available at: https://europa.eu/europass/bg/common-european-framework-reference


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