Information about internships

Experience for the future

Aims of Europol's Internships

The aims of Europol’s internship projects are to:

  • provide interns with unique and first-hand practical experience and knowledge of Europol’s workings, objectives, services and goals in particular and of the European Union institutions in general;
  • provide interns with the opportunity to work in a multicultural and multilinguistic environment, thus contributing to the development of mutual understanding and trust;
  • promote European integration;
  • provide interns with the opportunity to put into practice the knowledge they have acquired during their studies and training;
  • introduce interns to the professional world and its constraints, duties and opportunities.

Through its official internship scheme, Europol:

  • benefits from the input of enthusiastic interns, who can offer staff a fresh perspective and up-to-date academic and educational knowledge;
  • creates a pool of former interns who will be better prepared to collaborate and cooperate with Europol in the future;
  • creates long-term "goodwill ambassadors" for European ideas and values both within and outside the EU.

Key Information

Internships' Duration

Internships last three to six months (40 hours a week), depending on the needs of each internship project.


Interns work at Europol headquarters in The Hague, the Netherlands.


Interns are awarded a monthly maintenance grant, EUR 808 for 2019 (EUR 830 for 2020 and may be entitled to the costs of travelling to and from The Hague at the beginning and end of the internship.

Applying for an internship

Read First

Before applying for any internship, please carefully read the internship project announcement and the Decision of the Director on Internships.

Applications can be submitted only for one of the Internship Project Announcements currently advertised on our website.

Candidates who wish to apply for more than one internship are welcome to do so by submitting a separate application for each specific project.

Applications must be submitted electronically solely via the online e-recruitment platform, the link to which can be found in each particular Internship Project Announcement. 

Applications submitted by other means (such as in hard copy or by e-mail) or after the deadline will not be accepted.

Upon successful submission of an application candidates will receive an automatic reply from the e-recruitment platform.


Unsolicited applications

Europol can only consider applications that relate to internships published on our website. It will not consider any unsolicited applications. Prospective interns are therefore advised to regularly consult our website so as to be informed about new calls for internships.