Our aim is to provide interns with an opportunity to experience working in an international environment and enhance their educational experience through practical work assignments.

To apply for Internship, check the available opportunities and requirements of the specific offers. If interested, please send your CV and motivation letter to [email protected]


Sorry, there are no internships available at the moment


The Centre is staffed by its member nations, currently 25 – Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Montenegro, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, the United Kingdom and the United States.

Each nation is responsible for recruiting experts to their positions. Please contact your national authorities if you are a citizen of a member nation and interested in joining the team of CCDCOE.

Vacancies for Estonian positions will be advertised on CV-online and on this webpage.


Sorry, there are no public vacancies at the moment

Visiting Scholars Program

The Visiting Scholars Program at the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence (CCDCOE) is open to students enrolled in PhD program, practitioners with a graduate degree, and in some cases to students enrolled in MA or MSc program.

The program offers the chance to work remotely (non-resident scholars) or in Tallinn, Estonia, for up to three weeks, on research supervised by CCDCOE researchers. As part of the program the researcher is expected to author or co-author a research paper on their findings, with the possibility of publication in academic peer-reviewed journals or as a CCDCOE publication (see publications).

As part of the program the CCDCOE provides:

  • A desk space at the CCDCOE
  • Economy flights and reasonable accommodation will be fully covered for the duration of the visit
  • Supervisory expertise from a CCDCOE researcher with expertise on the research theme, as well as the opportunity to meet researchers across the CCDCOE virtually or on location
  • Internal peer review on research findings that are an output of the scholar’s research
  • Participation at the centre’s events, exercises, based on availability

Scholars are also welcome to join the CCDCOE visiting scholars community, through which they can stay engaged with the centre after the conclusion of the program.


To submit an application please email: [email protected] with the email title ‘Candidate for CCDCOE Visiting Scholars Program’.

Please include your academic CV, a short summary (less than one page) of your proposed

research topic and methods, time periods when you will be able to visit the centre. If applicable, please include a list of related published work. Please note publications are not a prerequisite for the program. Once we have received your application, we will be in touch with feedback, and where appropriate, progress to a virtual interview. A contract will then be concluded stipulating rights and obligations of both parties.

We invite original unclassified research looking at the above topics and questions from the technical, legal, policy or military perspective. We particularly welcome papers focusing on, but not limited to, the following substantive areas:

  • cyber security of essential services and critical infrastructure
  • autonomous systems in cyber defence
  • supply chain security
  • NATO and military use of 5G and next generation technology, including security and interoperability considerations
  • collaboration and information sharing frameworks
  • international organisations cooperation in cybersecurity
  • public-private partnerships in cybersecurity
  • crisis management and military-civilian cooperation in cyberspace
  • the changing role of states in cyberspace
  • state-led cyber operations, offensive/defensive aspects
  • use of AI technology in state-led cyber operations and/or in crisis management
  • emergence of new norms in international law
  • NATO cyber deterrence and defence posture
  • developments in education and training for cyber operations

We accept visiting scholars on a rolling basis depending on the applicant’s proposal, the availability of both supervisors and desk space at the centre. We recommend scholars arrange their schedule to avoid visiting during major holiday periods (July and August, mid-December to mid-January), when there will be fewer Centre staff available.