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The NATO School Oberammergau (NSO) offers interns the opportunity to work and learn in a multi-national academic facility located in the Bavarian Alps. Interns have the opportunity to assist in the academic programme and, when available, participate in specific lectures and courses.

All personnel interested in an NSO internship are required to submit a no more than one page letter of intent to the Personnel and Administration department. Your letter of intent should in-detail describe your desired outcome from an internship at the NSO and provide the reviewing authority an idea of which department at NSO would be the best fit to meet your personal and education goals.

The NSO Departments and their descriptions can be found at the following link:
NSO > Academics > Portfolio > Academic Departments

Please contact the NSO Personnel Office via the → Contact Form, choosing Category Employment/Internship. A representative will reach out to you shortly and request your letter of intent.


The NSO will only consider internships if:

  • The internship is mandatory (e.g. part of a University programme) - with no time limitation
  • or
  • The internship is prior to higher education - time limit of three months or less.
  • and
  • The Intern is at least 18 years old.
  • and
  • Interns are citizens of NATO Nations.


The prospective intern is to produce the following upon application:

  • Proof of nationality, e.g. photo of your passport.
  • A reference from the sponsor/organization.
  • A Curriculum Vitae.
  • Military interns are to provide a valid security clearance, preferably NATO SECRET.
  • Interns (military or civilian), without a valid security clearance but in possession of a valid reference and Criminal Record Check, are to be restricted to employment with access up to and including NATO RESTRICTED information.
  • A Criminal Record Check or character reference from a Local Government Authority (must be current and within 3 months of the application date).
  • A valid certificate of medical insurance (not required if a military intern).

Important Notes

  • Interns are unpaid.
  • The NSO does not pay for accommodation. NSO recommends the following accommodation; please contact the owners for terms and conditions:
    • Ammerzonas FeWo
    • Dedlerhaus Pension
    • Hildegard Gästehaus
    • Huber Evi FeWo
    • Huber Otto Gästehaus
    • Riegg Carina FeWo
    • Rose FeWo
    • Gästehaus Schauer
    • Hotel-Pension Stadler
    • Zum Stern Gasthaus
  • The Dean of Academics will determine whether an intern is permitted to facilitate and/or attend courses and be credited with attendance and/or completion of the course.