Administrative procedures

Remuneration, Administrative procedures and Medical Insurance


The CMDR COE internships are unpaid. The CMDR COE internship is not connected with employment and has no employment prospects.


All costs related to travel, insurance, accommodation, and living expenses must be borne by the intern.


Interns will also be individually responsible for carrying out all administrative formalities requested by the Bulgarian Authorities concerning their legal status (legal residence in the Republic of Bulgaria) and Visa arrangements. The CMDR COE will assist the interns by providing them with all the necessary information and with a Letter of certifying their selection for the CMDR COE Internship Programme.


The CMDR COE bears no responsibility for the medical insurance of the intern or costs arising from accidents and illness incurred during an internship. Applicants for internship must show proof of valid medical insurance coverage.




Working hours and official public holidays will be the same for interns as for regular CMDR COE Staff members.


Absence, including due to sickness, is allowed but should be preceded by a notification, preferably of no less than a day prior to the absence, and approved by Direct Supervisor.


Unauthorized absences could lead to termination of the internship and preclude the intern from receiving an internship certificate and recommendation.  


Successful candidates


After the selection process has been closed, successful candidates will be contacted by the Section Heads of their future assignment as provided with an Information Package including:

  • An internship agreement;
  • Intellectual Property Rights Waiver;
  • Certificate of Acknowledgment (Security Briefing);
  • Description of the project paper and daily tasks;
  • Internship evaluation report;
  • General information on location, surrounding, transportation.


During in-processing, all interns will undergo an induction course organised by the Internship Programme Officer[DaSE1] , covering information about the organisation, procedures, security as well as advice on how to have a successful internship.



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