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An internship within HQ EC must be understood as the scholar activity developed by a (civilian) Master’s degree student, during a limited period, within EC facilities in interaction with EC staff, means and documents, and under the supervision of an officer mentoring the job.


The internships within HQ EC structure is based on the following principles:

  • As a principle, the internship will abide by French legislation.
  • The nature of an internship is not labour-type but educational. Therefore, internship courses are set up under the direction of the parent university education project. The intern cannot be engaged to carry out ordinary duties assigned to either civilian or military personnel of HQ EC.
  • The applicants are to address their requests for an internship backed by their respective academic institution towards HQ EC.
  • The applicants are to meet the following requirements:
    1. Be Master’s student, thus be in possession of a university degree (at least bachelor level).
    2. His/her studies must be related with the post requested.
    3. Be in possession of a University Identification Card.
    4. The student should be personnel security cleared by an appropriate National Security Authority (NSA) and hold a valid Personnel Security Clearance (PSC) certificate before the internship starts. Nevertheless, when getting the PSC by the intern turns out to be not practicable, he/she is to abide by specific instructions as directed by EC security branch.
  • As a principle, internships within HQ EC will only be accepted for duration between 3 and 6 months to make it beneficial for HQ EC.
  • There must be a link between the tutor’s branch responsibility and the academic project carried out during the internship.

Legal and administrative background

The conditions for any student performing an internship are regulated by a “Convention de Stage” engaging three parts: the student, the university and the hosting organism (HQ EC). It is to be signed before starting the execution of the internship.

For students either no-French nationality or coming from centres established in other nations, the convention is to be adapted as deemed convenient to facilitate their stay.

The Convention de Stage is not a working contract as such, since the activity to perform by the intern is borne through an academic project (university).

Interns are entitled to a gratification when carrying out an internship lasting more than two months. The amount of this stipend will be defined by HQ EC.


The deadline for accepting applications will be six months before starting the internship.

Applications for internships by the candidates have to be addressed to G1 MN PERS MGT. Along with ordinary personal data, the application is to include a permission for basic security screening “Demande de Controle Elementaire” (see annex) as well as Curriculum Vitae and Letter of Motivation. It is a mandatory for candidates to be clearly stated in CV their present level of education.

Contact to HQ EC G1 Multinational Personnel Management :

DCOS I and ABrigadier General Stéphane PAU

After having completed the French officers’ school at Saint-Cyr in 1987, Brigadier General Stéphane Pau chose infantry. He mostly served in the French Foreign Legion in French Guiana and in France. In particular he took command of the 4th Foreign Legion Battalion. He commanded also the Joint Center for Actions on the Environment, the French CMI/CIMIC and Influence Center in Lyon. He was posted twice to the US at the 2d division of the USMC and within CENTCOM. He has participated in several missions in Africa.

DCOS SPT / ENABBrigadier General Wojciech KUCHARSKI

Brigadier General Wojciech KUCHARSKI worked for almost the entire career at Land Forces stage - from a Platoon Commander to the Deputy Chief P3/P7 on the General Staff of the Polish Armed Forces level (including missions – Chad, RCA and service abroad - EU Brussels). From 2018 BG Kucharski is appointed to DCOS SPT & ENB in HQ EC.
BG Kucharski graduated from the Military Academy of Armoured Forces in Poznań and War College, Center for Higher Military Studies and the Institute of Higher Studies of National Defense in Paris.

DCOS PLANS / OPSBrigadier General Fernando Luis GRACIA HERREIZ

Brigadier General Fernando Luis Gracia Herreiz has served in the Spanish Legion for almost 12 years since 1988 being deployed in Bosnia, Croatia, Sudan, Lebanon, Afghanistan and as Spanish Senior Representative in the USCENTCOM in Tampa (Florida) (Inherent Resolve). As Lieutenant-Colonel he was appointed Commander of the 2nd Mechanized Battalion of the X Mechanized Brigade. As Colonel he was Chief of Strategy and Strategic Plans in the Defence General Staff in Madrid. He is currently DCOS OPS of Eurocorps since September 2019.

Deputy CommanderMajor General Josef BLOTZ

Major General Josef Blotz, born on November, 22nd 1956, joined the Armed Forces in 1975. He has been appointed to numerous national and international posts, served as Brigade Commander, in the DEU MOD, at NATO HQ and with the UN. Since Sept 2019 Major General Blotz is the Dep Com Eurocorps. In his career he was deployed to missions in Bosnia, Afghanistan and Libya.

Commanding GeneralLieutenant General Laurent KOLODZIEJ

Lieutenant General Laurent Kolodziej was commissioned into the French cavalry in 1987
and served in the French Foreign Legion in Orange and Djibouti. He was the commander of
the light armoured regiment of the French Mountain Brigade (4th Cavalry Regiment) and later
of one of the French amphibious brigades (6th Light Armoured Brigade). He led the
department of international engagements on behalf of the French MoD and was the Chief of
Staff and then the Commander of RRC France before taking command of Eurocorps in 2019.