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isma93

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About isma93

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  • Birthday 03/23/1993

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  • Gender
    Woman
  • Location
    Kosovo
  • Interests
    Political affairs, international relations, security, defence, international cooperation, international organizations
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  • Program
    MSc Comparative Politics, LSE

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  1. isma93

    NATO Internship

    The clearance is fundamental, I don’t think you can start the internship at NATO without it Many people told me they went crazy to get it in time. I’m also worried about the same thing, in case I get the internship, also because I live abroad now and I’d have to harass embassies and so on I guess!
  2. isma93

    NATO Internship

    It was through Skype, and lasted around 30 mins
  3. isma93

    NATO Internship

    Hello @VTheo! The interview went pretty well I guess, there was just one guy interviewing me and he was very chill and fun. He had a set of 10 questions for me: 1) Introduce yourself and your academic and professional background 2) Why did you apply to NATO and why are you the best candidate for this internship? 3) Are you a team player? Give me a practical example 4) Do you prefer to plan your work or work under pressure? Give me examples 5) What is one of your biggest achievements during your studies or your professional career? 6) Tell me about one problem you had during studies or work, and how you solved it 7) Have you ever worked in, or on, Post-Soviet countries? 8) Do you have any experience in project management and monitoring and evaluation? 9) Which skills do you birng to NATO and which skills do you want to learn from this internship? 10) What do you know in general about NATO and about our division? As I said, nothing too technical or too scary. The guy was fun and the athmosphere relaxed. I hope I'll get it, but even in case I won't, I'll remember it as a positive interview experience. Cheers, Isma
  4. isma93

    NATO Internship

    I still don't know, interview will be on Wednesday. I'm reading a lot about NATO in general, plus the PASP division who shortlisted me deals with programs for the education of military personnel, and I do a similar thing here with OSCE, I work on educational programs for law enforcement officials. So I will try to draw some connections between the two jobs during the interview I guess. I'm excited about PASP but my number one choice was ESCD/CT, so I hope I will be shortlisted for that one as well!
  5. isma93

    NATO Internship

    Also, anyone got their applications updated in the last few days? My application to the emerging security challenges division - counter terrorism section now jumped to the top and shows 12 july as last update! Have no idea what that means
  6. isma93

    NATO Internship

    I'm not very advanced in French either. I have a B1 level I guess, so I can have a conversation, write short texts, but not properly work in French. Did you ever study it?
  7. isma93

    NATO Internship

    I imagine when you don’t hold a Master yet it can be more difficult. I could apply to many positions because I already hold a Master degree and I’m pursuing a second one, so I have the basic requirements for all the positions. I didn’t apply to all of them of course, because many have special requirements I don’t meet (expertise in a specific region, advanced Sharepoint abilities, advanced French language). Best of luck for the arms control one! The recruiting process is still very much in progress, I hope you’ll hear from them soon
  8. isma93

    NATO Internship

    Thank you so much! I worked on MENA when I was at the UN, but more on North Africa and Jordan. Now I’m on the field in Kosovo. Never really worked on Iraq specifically, but I hope they’ll still like me!! Fingers crossed😱
  9. isma93

    NATO Internship

    Thank you so much!! I prefer interviews over written tests because I have a very open personality and I talk a lot, but also I'm putting a lot of effort into this NATO thing and I want to be well prepared to make them a good impression I already know pretty much what the division does, but I have time before the interview to search for even more information. Thanks a lot again!
  10. isma93

    NATO Internship

    Hi everyone! Just got an interview with the Political Affairs Division - Policy and Programmes Team! It's my first interview with NATO and I really have no idea what they could ask! Anyone out there on the same boat??? Thank you!!
  11. isma93

    NATO Internships 2018

    Sorry to hear that One of my applications to PAD jumped to the top 10 minutes ago, with update status 9 July 2018 and label "on hold". And now I just got the email asking for interview! Super nervous, scheduling my interview now!! I have no idea what they'll ask, it's my first time with NATO
  12. isma93

    NATO Internship

    Yeah me too, but it wasn't even my favorite division. It was stuck with update date May, so I think I wasn't ever even considered for that one. Still waiitng for the other ones, I see some of my applications to PAD show 1 July and 25-26 June as last update. Stressful. Did you do any other applications besides the ones you were already rejected for?
  13. isma93

    NATO Internship

    I hold a BA in communications and foreign languages (2012-2015), a master of science in political science (2015-2016), and I am now enrolled in a second master of arts in IR (2017-2019) that I’m following while working. So I could be able to apply for the next 1 - 2 years as well. But I’m not sure if I will, as I already have over 1 year professional experience and I’ll most likely want a real job next year. After the job I have now will be over, I’ll have 1.5 years experience including 6 months on the field in a post-conflict country. Hopefully this will qualify me for a real job position😅 Concerning PAD, my studies in political science are quite general as well, don’t worry about it. I applied to the two divisions I feel most qualified for because of my previous job experience: - Policy and Programmes section (I have work experience inside the department of political affairs at the United Nations in New York, where I worked in project management) - NATO and Multilateral Affairs section (So far, I worked for the United Nations, the European Union, and I’m now at OSCE. They’re all organizations with whom NATO interacts in this section). Which sections did you apply to in PAD? Isma
  14. isma93

    NATO Internships 2018

    The only rejections I got are from a batch of applications that were stuck on dates in May. The rest of the applications has been updated from beginning of June to 1 July, and I still haven’t had any email notification about that batch. I hope this means someone accessed my applications recently and I’m still under consideration! 🤞
  15. isma93

    NATO Internship

    Thank you I have 3 updated with very recent dates - 1 July, 26 June and 25 June respectively. Other ones are stuck on 11, 9, 8 June. I wish they would be more clear about what these dates actually mean LOL! So far, the rejections I received are from applications that were stuck on update dates in May. Is it the same for you?
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