NATO Parliamentary Assembly – Research Assistants

Posted by Jeff Riley on 7 April 2014

Definitely more the 'politics' end of this blog rather than the 'International Development' end but thanks to Fiona Richardson from King's College London for letting us know of these positions with NATO. Incidentally our Careers Tagged service - flags up some other NATO opportunities here Please note though that careerstagged is behind a 'firewall' now so you may not be able to access it.) Anyway this is the post from Fiona

The NATO Parliamentary Assembly employs ten paid Research Assistants every year.

Among the ten, five start in late January and finish in early June. The other five start in August and finish in late November/early December.

Every effort is made to assess applications objectively. In this process, various factors must be taken into consideration. These include a need for regional balance among participants in the programme. It is therefore rare to select two candidates of the same nationality for the same round of Research Assistants.


Candidates must possess a Master’s degree (or equivalent) in Political Sciences, International Relations or related field. Experience in government or policy research institutions is a further asset.

Preference will be given to candidates who have recently completed their Masters degree.


The Assembly’s International Secretariat is based in Brussels and is made up of approximately 30 people from various NATO member countries. The Research Assistant’s main task is to contribute, at the request of Committee Directors or Senior Management, to the research necessary for the drafting of Assembly reports. The job can also occasionally entail some administrative work.


Research Assistants are hired for a four to five-month period, starting in either January or August, with a one month probation period. They receive a monthly stipend of 720 Euros. The Assembly also provides researchers with a spacious, recently renovated shared five bedroom house in the European quarter of Brussels free of charge, as well as a basic health insurance policy for the duration of the internship.

Candidates should be completely fluent in oral and written English and/or French. If neither is a mother tongue, certified evidence of proficiency level will be required. Knowledge of other languages is a further asset.

Closing date is May 16th 2014

For more details go to JobOnline

Topics: Working abroad, international development

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