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ACT INTERNSHIP PROGRAMME (ACT DIR 50-7)

JOB DESCRIPTION FOR POSSIBLE INTERNSHIP 2019

DIVISION: Strategic Plans & Policy

BRANCH/SECTION: Strategic Plans & Policy Branch

DETAILS OF PROJECT:

The intern will work in the Strategic Plans & Policy (PLP) Branch, under the supervision of the sponsor and the PLP Branch Head. The main responsibility of the PLP Branch is to provide strategic level policy and strategy advice to the Supreme Allied Commander Transformation (SACT) and to inform the revision and/or development of high-level policy and strategy documents from a transformational perspective and in line with SACT's Strategic Direction and Guidance.

The intern will support the branch work in preparation and implementation of tasks related to ACT work with NATO Summit and ministerial meetings. The duties include support to the general PLP work with all aspects of overarching Transformation Plans & Policy, support the development and implementation of SACT’s Guidance and Direction to ACT and supports ACT engagements in strategic policy areas. This includes preparation of input to non-papers, presentations, guidance, and direction for all ACT pillars on issues specifically relating to ACT policy and policy from other NATO agencies and commands.

EXPECTED DELIVERABLE(S):

Generally support the ongoing administrative work including unclassified and classified Microsoft SharePoint pages, PLP Library and Data Management.

The candidate is also expected to:

  1. Assist in the preparation of read ahead material, presentations and talking points for senior military staff.
  2. Assist in developing reports and notes from workshops, meetings and other activities within the HQ.
  3. Draft point papers and summaries to support PLP efforts.
  4. Other deliverables based on experience of the selected intern and specific projects.

TYPE OF BACKGROUND/EDUCATION PREFERRED:

Current or recent Post Graduate student in a relevant field e.g. international relations, political science or history, security affairs; however a postgraduate degree would be more preferable. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office programmes, preferably including SharePoint.