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 or 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 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.

An application should be submitted only for one of the internships listed above.

Candidates who wish to apply for more than one internship must submit an application for each specific project (clearly indicating the reference number of the internship on the application form).

Multiple candidates can be selected for one internship, depending on the needs and availability of the organisation.

Candidates must submit their application electronically solely via the internship application form by the specified deadline. Applications submitted by other means (such as in hard copy or by email) or after the deadline will not be accepted.

Applicants will receive an automatic reply upon successful submission of their application.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Due to the high number of applications received, Europol cannot answer individual queries concerning the outcome of applications.

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.