Call for Applications: NATO Young Professionals Programme 2023

Last Updated on April 13, 2023

NATO Young Professionals Programme 2023

Applications are open for the NATO Young Professionals Programme 2023. NATO’s Young Professionals Programme (YPP) aims to attract and develop highly talented professionals who are interested in accelerating their career through entry-level positions at the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).

Successful candidates will have the opportunity to work in various areas in different NATO bodies and gain a range of experiences across the Alliance. They will be assigned to different NATO bodies for one-year periods, for a total of three NATO bodies over three years. This will provide participants with a broad understanding of NATO and with opportunities to develop many competences in several different work areas within the Organization.


The Young Professionals Programme offers successful candidates the opportunity to acquire a unique international experience, which will contribute to their personal and professional growth. Participants in the YPP programme will also receive a competitive employee benefit package.

  • As a NATO Young Professional, you will contribute to a military and political alliance that protects one billion people. You will work in diverse and stimulating environments in one or several related areas during your assignments to three different NATO bodies. You will be able to enhance your career development and equip yourself with the knowledge and toolkit necessary for tackling your next professional challenges.
  • Successful candidates will have the opportunity to support NATO’s objectives by contributing to a wide range of activities addressing the needs of each NATO body and the whole of the Alliance. As a Young Professional, you will also be able to develop your knowledge and skills while enlarging your professional network through the community of Young Professionals and the NATO family at large.
  • Young Professionals will receive a competitive salary and other benefits, including health insurance, reimbursement of travel expenses to relocate before and after duty, training opportunities and paid annual leave of 30 days.


  • Applicants should be 21+.
  • Be a citizen of a NATO member country.
  • Have at least one year of demonstrated professional experience, including full-time employment, temporary assignments and/or internships at the time of application.
  • Have a master’s degree or equivalent from a recognised institution at the time of application.
  • Proficiency in one of the two official NATO languages: English or French. A working knowledge of the second is considered an asset. Knowledge of other languages may also be considered an asset for certain positions.


Carefully review the vacancy advertisements that you are interested in and verify that your educational background and professional experience fulfil the criteria. You may submit multiple applications, but you are encouraged to only apply to positions you are qualified for.

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For more information, visit NATO YPP.

Deadline: May 7, 2023

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