The NATO Parliamentary Assembly is looking to hire five research assistants for the Autumn 2018 Research Assistant Programme, which will start in mid-August and end in late November 2018.
Research Assistants work as part of the policy team within the NATO PA International Secretariat in Brussels. A majority of these positions are given to candidates from NATO member countries. However, candidates from non-NATO members are also considered as part of the Loïc Bouvard Scholarship, which was created in tribute to Loïc Bouvard (France) who was President of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly (1992-1994) and played a vital role in establishing partnerships with non-NATO member countries.
Applications are assessed objectively and various factors are taken into account . The NATO PA looks at educational background as well as professional experience, including internships and other projects. Due to the changing nature of research topics, the Assembly often looks for candidates that have specific experience in areas that compliment current research being conducted. We also look for candidates that exhibit flexibility in conducting research on a wide range of topics. In addition, there is a need to reach a regional balance among candidates. It is, therefore, rare that two candidates of the same nationality are chosen for the same programme period.
The main task of research assistants is to contribute, at the request of Committee Directors or Senior Management, to the research and writing of Assembly reports and other documents such as background information documents and drafts of speeches. Research assistants attend the parliamentary Sessions of the Assembly and are asked to assist in note taking and summary writing. As part of the larger NATO PA team, research assistants are occasionally asked to complete basic administrative tasks.
Materials Required for Applying
Submitting Your Application
Applications for the 2018 Autumn Research Assistant Programme will be accepted from 26 March – 6 May. Please submit your complete application by 11:59pm (CET) on 6 May to be considered for the position. All applications sent outside of these dates will not be considered.
Applications should be sent to: [email protected]
Application Deadline: 6 May 2018 at 11:59pm (CET)