Security and Status

Interns are not CMDR COE Staff members and hence, do not benefit from any privileges and immunities resulting from NATO SOFA and from the Paris Protocol. Interns shall not, if no explicit authorization is granted by Director CMDR COE, represent the CMDR COE in any official capacity.


Holding a Personal Security Clearance (PSC) is not a prerequisite for applying for a CMDR COE internship, however, undergoing national procedures for acquiring a PSC will be required upon selection. Selected interns are to themselves take all necessary steps and undergo all respective national administrative procedures for obtaining a PSC.


Interns will receive an initial Security Briefing conducted by the CMDR COE Security Officer, and will be required to follow and respect all rules, directives and directions, codes of conduct, and national regulations during their internship at the CMDR COE. Interns shall be, accordingly, held to the same standards, policies and procedures as regular Staff members, and shall bear all resulting responsibility for their demeanour during and after their internship.

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