Internship in Data Protection Legislation Research Project at Europol

Deadline: 30 June 2015
Open to: nationals of one of the Member States of the European Union that enjoy full rights as a citizens
Remuneration: a monthly salary of EUR 776 and insurance


Every year Europol offers a number of internship projects to provide individuals with the opportunity to learn more about the activities of the agency, and put their learning and skills into practice by contributing to Europol’s mission. The 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.

This internship project focuses on on-going legislation in the areas of digital forensics, data retention, organisation and open-sources intelligence at national and European level from a data protection perspective. It aims at assisting Europol’s Data Protection Office in maintaining and further enhancing a comprehensive privacy and security framework facilitating the exchange of information and its analysis within Europol. The results of this project should lead to an updated information basis enabling the Data Protection Office to provide state-of-the-art service to Europol operational units and thereby safeguarding the rights of the data subjects concerned while enabling effective law enforcement. The project will be led and supervised by a Senior Specialist within the DPO team. The successful applicant will join the Internship Project for a period of 3 months (40 hours a week), which may be extended for another period of up to 3 months. The internship will take place at Europol premises in The Hague, the Netherlands.


  • Be a national of one of the Member States of the European Union and enjoy full rights as a citizen;
  • Have reached the age of majority in their country of origin;
  • Have a level of education which corresponds to completed or ongoing university studies or vocational training relevant for the tasks of Europol;
  • Have very good knowledge of at least two European Union languages, of which one should be English;
  • Provide a recent Certificate of Good Conduct prior to commencing the internship. Annex A of Europol Decision of the Director on Internships sets out an overview of relevant certificates for each of the Member States.


Interns will receive EUR 776 per month during the period of internship. Interns receiving the grant and whose place of selection is more than 50 km from The Hague are entitled to the reimbursement of travel expenses incurred at the beginning and end of the internship. All interns are insured by Europol against the risk of accident or death while present or having a link to Europol premises. All interns must possess sickness insurance throughout the entire period of their internship. Interns are advised to take out a civil liability insurance.

How to apply?

If you are interested in applying, please complete the application form and learn more about Europol’s internship policy.

Application deadline is 30 June 2015.

For more information please check the official call or  visit the official website.

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