Application Process

RA Applications

The deadline to submit applications for the January 2018 Research Assistant Programme has passed. Please note that we are currently not accepting applications for the Research Assistant Programme.
The recruitment period for a start date in August 2018 will be announced in Spring 2018. Please check back for more information regarding these recruitment deadlines.

If you have already applied for the position in the past, you are welcome to re-apply. However, please note that we do not retain previously submitted applications; you must re-submit your application materials in adherence to the appropriate application deadline.

Applications should include:

  1. A cover letter, explaining areas of interest and competence as well as availability
  2. A curriculum vitae, clearly indicating nationality and language proficiency
  3. A writing sample of no more than five pages on a topic relevant to the position (i.e. foreign policy, international relations, defence and security, etc.). Excerpts of longer pieces are acceptable. Any sources and/or citations may be included in addition to the 5-page sample.
  4. Two letters of recommendation (academic or professional)

All applications must be submitted in either English or French.

All application materials must be gathered and sent together as one single PDF document, including letters of recommendation. If one of your references prefers to send their letter directly, they may do so, however please indicate this clearly in your application email.

Applications must contain all the above required documents to be considered for the research assistant programme. Please do not include any other supplementary documents. Incomplete applications will automatically be discarded.

Due to the large amount of applicants, only successful candidates will be contacted and we ask that you do not send any additional emails.

Please note that the selection process can take up to six weeks. We will announce when the recruitment process is complete on the Research Assistant page of the NATO PA website.

Contact Details

Applications may be addressed to the Director of the Research Assistant Programme and sent to:

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