Application Process

The deadline for submission of applications for the 2020 Research Assistant Programme (January-June) has passed. We will announce on our website when we have completed recruitment for this programme period.
The next call for applications will take place in March 2020 for the Autumn 2020 Programme.

Materials required for applying:

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

Submitting Your Application

  • 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. Please do not include any other supplementary documents. Incomplete applications will automatically be discarded;
  • If you have already applied for the position in the past, you are welcome to re-apply. To do so, you must re-submit all required application materials;
  • Applications are accepted by email only. Cover letters may be addressed to the Director of the Research Assistant Programme;
  • Applications should be sent to: ra-programme@nato-pa.int

Due to the large number of applicants, only successful candidates will be contacted. Please no additional inquiries by email or phone. The selection process can take up to eight weeks. We will announce when the recruitment process is complete on the Research Assistant page of the NATO PA website. Unfortunately, we are unable to provide individual feedback to unsuccessful candidates.

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