Jobs/ Interns/ Visiting Scholars Program
Currently CCDCOE consists of 38 nations and there are around 80 staff members. 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.
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].
The Visiting Scholars Program is open to practitioners with a graduate degree, researchers, and students enrolled in Master’s or Doctorate programmes. We offer an opportunity to work remotely (non-resident scholars) or on the site in Tallinn at the CCDCOE for two or three weeks on a research topic of mutual interest supervised by the CCDCOE personnel. As part of the program the visiting researcher is expected to author (or co-author) an academic research paper (with full references) that could be submitted for publication in a peer-reviewed journal or published as the CCDCOE publication (see publications).
To submit an application please email: [email protected] with the email title ‘Candidate for CCDCOE Visiting Scholars Program’. Please include:
your academic CV (maximum two pages) and if applicable, a list of related published work;
one or two page research proposal outlining the topic. The proposal should include: main research question(s), added value of this research and relevance concerning the previous academic literature on the topic, methodology (desk research, expert interviews, empirical data collection methods, quantitative methods, etc.,), nature of the research (political science or computer science or a related field), anticipated results and conclusions, target audiences;
preferred working mode (either resident or non-resident) and timeframe (dates)
We welcome research in the four areas of the CCDCOE work: strategy and policy; operations; technology; and international law.
Possible research themes in 2022-2023 include but are not limited to:
critical infrastructure and essential services
military cyber organisations, including cyber commands
autonomous systems in cyber defence
supply chain security
5G and next generation networks (5G/NGN)
collaboration and information sharing frameworks in cybersecurity
public-private partnerships in cybersecurity
crisis management and military-civilian cooperation in cyberspace
military-private cooperation in cybersecurity and 5G/NGN
the nature of cyber domain, and the role of nation states and non-stake actors in cyberspace
nation state cyber operations, including intelligence, offensive and defensive aspects
use of AI and ML in cyber defence and offence
norms in international law
developments in education and training for cyber operations
We accept scholars on a rolling basis depending on the applicant’s proposal, timing, and the availability of supervisors and desk space at the centre. We recommend scholars arrange their schedule to avoid visiting during holiday periods (July and August, mid-December to mid-January).
As part of the program the CCDCOE provides:
A desk space at the CCDCOE;
Economy flights and reasonable accommodation during the duration of the visit;
Supervision and opportunity to interview the CCDCOE personnel;
Facilitation to set up expert interviews with the broader NATO and the EU expert community;
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.