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NATO Parliamentary Assembly Employer Presentation

Employer Event
International Organizations Series
Wednesday, March 8, 2023, 12:45 pm – 1:30 pm

The NATO Parliamentary Assembly

Since its creation in 1955, the NATO Parliamentary Assembly (NATO PA) provides a critical forum for international parliamentary dialogue on an array of security, diplomatic, political, and economic matters. Its principal objective is to facilitate dialogue among Alliance parliamentarians on the key shared challenges confronting North America and Europe. Through its activities (reports, seminars, and delegation visits), the Assembly also helps parliamentarians develop a better understanding of these challenges. Assembly discussions and debates help forge the democratic consensus that strengthens transatlantic solidarity. The Assembly is institutionally separate from NATO but serves as an essential link between NATO and the parliaments of the NATO nations. It provides greater transparency of NATO policies and fosters better understanding of the Alliance’s objectives and missions among legislators and citizens of the Alliance. The Assembly's Brussels-based International Secretariat is staffed by approximately 30 professionals from NATO member countries.

More information about the NATO PA can be found here.

The Research Programme

The NATO PA hires five Researchers every year to support the policy team within the International Secretariat (full-time position based in Brussels). Eligibility is restricted to citizens of NATO PA member states and partners. Researchers are hired for approximately 9 months, starting at the beginning of September, and ending at the beginning of June (the exact dates vary each year based on the NATO PA's calendar of activities). The next recruitment period will be announced in Spring 2023 on our website.

More information about the Research Programme can be found here.

During this virtual event, you will learn more about:

  • The work of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly and its political priorities (for 2023-2024)
  • The Research Programme and tasks of the Researchers
  • Tips for preparing a quality application for our Research Programme


Sarah-Claude Filion joined the Assembly in 2014 as Committee Coordinator, currently working with the Political Committee. As Coordinator of the Research programme, she works closely with the Director of the Research Programme, members of the policy team and the Researchers themselves to handle logistical and administrative aspects of the Programme. She first joined the NATO PA as a Research Assistant, which makes her well acquainted with the Researchers’ work.

Prior to joining the NATO PA, she worked at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and had internships at the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) and the United Nations’ Headquarters in New York. She holds and Masters’ Degree in International Politics from the University of Montreal.

The roles presented during this event will include opportunities for graduate students, in particular for those studying in Political Sciences, International Relations or a related field. 

This event will be held on campus in Vienna with the speaker connecting remotely. Please register in advance. You will have an opportunity to indicate if you are not able to attend in person so that we can send you details for joining remotely. 

International Organizations Event Series

This event is part of the International Organizations Event Series. We also invite you to register for:

OSCE Employer Presentation - February 28

Careers in International Organizations – March 2

Careers in EU Affairs - March 3

International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) - March 10

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