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ACT INTERNSHIP PROGRAMME (ACT DIR 50-7)

JOB DESCRIPTION FOR POSSIBLE INTERNSHIP 2019

DIVISION: Command Group

BRANCH/SECTION: Commander’s Action Group (CAG)

DETAILS OF PROJECT:

Intern will work in the Commander’s Action Group (CAG), part of the Commander’s office. Under the CAG Director, the CAG provides the Commander with critical analyses, subject matter expertise (as appropriate), information, and recommendations necessary for the execution of ACT missions, NATO-related events, and internal and external engagements. The CAG also supports the Commander by assisting in developing and implementing his vision and intent across the Command, providing strategic thinking with medium to long term perspectives and with regard to the coherence and consistency of all ACT strands of work within the framework of the NATO Military Authorities contributions. The CAG assists the staff with their responses to the Commander’s requirements, and delivers feedback and the Commander’s guidance on pertinent issues as appropriate. Additionally, the CAG assesses information before it is presented to the Commander, analysing, reviewing, and commenting on Headquarter’s products.

The Intern will:

-Provide independent analysis of staff work to CAG Director and SACT
-Maintain a working knowledge of assigned work strands and related issues in HQ SACT
-Support the Speechwriter in developing and proofing speeches  
-Coordinate with staff officers and subject matter experts in other branches and divisions to ensure coherence and consistency
-Assist in the preparation of SACT’s trips and engagements
-Assist in knowledge management
-Attend meetings, roundtables, and working groups as required

EXPECTED DELIVERABLE(S):

-Memos to prepare the Commander for his engagements
-Talking points for the Commander (in coordination with staff officers and subject matter experts)
-Short memos, summaries, or written updates on strategic issues and documents
-Trip binders

TYPE OF BACKGROUND/EDUCATION PREFERRED:

-Current or recently graduated Postgraduate Student in international relations, political science, security studies, or other related field
-Experience with Microsoft Office and Sharepoint
-Language proficiency: English, fluent (speaking and written)
-Strong written and verbal communication skills
-Previous experience interacting with the military/security establishment is desirable.