The CCOE Internship Programme is part of our effort to seek academic innovation through concept development, training and education by improving its approach to civil academia and increasing visibility and awareness of the CCOE within the international community. The CCOE Internship Programme provides current students and recent graduates with the opportunity of professionally evolving through a conducted internship within the CCOE international community in The Hague, The Netherlands. Internships are usually offered over a set time during which the selected Interns will be offered the possibility to conduct research on topics of mutual interest, improve their skills through practical assignments and gain understanding of CIMIC & CMI and related subjects while substantiating their CV/professional portfolio.


The CCOE internship has three main objectives:

  • To provide interns with an opportunity to learn from the CCOE community and gain a thorough understanding of the organization and CIMIC & CMI in general.
  • To provide CCOE with access to the latest theoretical and technical knowledge that the interns can apply through practical work assignments, as well as with additional staff resources.
  • To expand understanding of CIMIC & CMI and CCOE in relevant countries.


Applications for the listed internship projects have to be submitted electronically to the Internship Point of Contact not earlier than 6 months and not later than 2 months prior to the desired internship period.

Interested students and graduates should apply for one of the available internship offers. Generic applications are also accepted.

Together with their application, all candidates will be required to submit a short essay (150-250 Words) giving details on their motivations for an internship at CCOE, why they want to work in a particular Branch or with a specific project and their expectations during the internship. A copy of the CV of the candidate must also be attached. Other documents linked to the eligibility criteria mentioned above should be applied to CCOE only in case the candidate will be interviewed for an internship position. All documents must be in the working language English.

Following initial screening by the Action Officer, applications will be staffed within the dedicated Branch with the aim of selecting interns, clarify possible start dates and other pertinent information. Once a candidate has been selected, he/she can be invited for an interview (whether in person, by phone or through Skype) where details can be discussed before a final decision is made.

As soon as a candidate has been selected, the Branch will forward his / her file, together with a brief description of his / her duties to the Action Officer responsible. The future intern will then be provided with an information package that will give information about CCOE and on the location, including direct surroundings.

Applications may be mailed to the following address:

CIMIC Centre of Excellence
Postbox 90701
2509 LS The Hague
The Netherlands

Once a candidate has been selected, the start date of the internship period will be determined taking into account CCOE needs, the availability of the selected candidate, and the security requirements.