Every year Europol offers a number of internship projects to provide individuals with the opportunity to learn more about the activities of our agency, and put their learning and skills into practice by contributing to Europol’s mission.
Our internship projects aim to enhance the interns’ educational and practical experience through structured work assignments with established objectives, to acquire or develop a particular expertise and an understanding of how Europol works. Please note that interns are not to be considered as Europol staff members.
• The internship grant in 2015 is 776 EUR.
1. Without prejudice to paragraph 2, the selection of interns should be governed by the following provisions:
a) Business Areas within Europol requesting an internship shall provide the Administration Business Area/ Learning & Development Team (C53) with an official request defining the internship project, demonstrating its benefit for Europol and outlining the proposed objectives submitted on the relevant standard forms. Objectives for an intern shall be aligned with the tasks and responsibilities of the respective Business Area. In the scope of this decision, an internship shall not be granted to carry out activities requiring access to operational law enforcement information.
b) After being approved by the Head of the Administration Business Area, the offers for internships at Europol shall be published in the Europol official web page, with the indication of the deadline for the submission of applications, and of the criteria which will be used for their selection, which must be related to the intern's profile sought, and take into account Europol’s needs and requirements, as well as the nature of the internship project.
c) Each application for an internship at Europol shall be accompanied by:
a letter of motivation,
The application and the supporting documents shall be received by C53 respecting the closing date set.
The successful applicants once they have been selected will be required to provide official documents justifying the fulfilment of the requirements listed in article 4.2.
d) The selection should be carried out by a committee consisting of one representative of C53/ C5 Administration and at least one representative of the requesting Business Area. The Committee can delegate (telephone) interviews to one or more of its members.
e) Applications for internships shall be judged on merit, on the basis of the published selection criteria, that should include the expected benefit of the project for the candidate. Europol should keep, to the best level possible, gender balance and equilibrium between interns from the different Member States. Interns may not be placed to any Business Area where a conflict of interest might occur, irrespective of the candidate's prior professional experience or
3 Reference to the Decision of the Security Coordinator on personnel security screening levels, EDOC# 591982.