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Intern at the European Defense Agency, it's possible

(B2) The European Defense Agency has launched a call for recruitment for young trainees. It's a first

Five positions offered for young graduates

This new pilot program is aimed at young university graduates “ who wish to make the transition to the world of work in an organization at the heart of defense cooperation in Europe ". The internship lasts longer than usual: one year, and is paid. It aims to give “ the opportunity to gain solid professional experience in their area of ​​expertise ».

Very specialized profiles

The profiles sought are therefore rather specialized. They cover 1) land and logistics domain, 2) operations support, 3) education, training and exercises, 4) single European sky, 5) corporate programs and projects and preparatory action for Defense Research (PADR).

Deadline for submission of applications: July 9, 2018 at noon, Brussels time. Beginning of the internship: in October 2018.

All information and details here (in English only).

Little personal advice(s)

English must be perfect. Even if it is not official, English is in fact the only and obligatory working language of the agency. A certain appetite for defense issues, and technical knowledge of certain files, is more than necessary. Given the sensitivity of the subject, defense accreditation will be sought. Finally, recommendations from people in this environment seem widely recommended to us. Sine qua none condition: nationality of one of the EU Member States participating in the agency.

Good luck…


Nicolas Gros Verheyde

Chief editor of the B2 site. Graduated in European law from the University of Paris I Pantheon Sorbonne and listener to the 65th session of the IHEDN (Institut des Hautes Etudes de la Défense Nationale. Journalist since 1989, founded B2 - Bruxelles2 in 2008. EU/NATO correspondent in Brussels for Sud-Ouest (previously West-France and France-Soir).