Roma internship

** Call for applications for Roma Internship Programme 2016 - 2017 is now CLOSED. **

What is it all about?

This internship scheme is addressed mainly to applicants of Romani background.

The aims of this internship at the FRA are:

  • To provide Roma interns an understanding of the objectives and activities of the Agency’s role in ensuring full respect for fundamental rights across the EU
  • To enable Roma interns to acquire practical experience and knowledge of the day-to-day work of FRA Departments and sectors. To provide the opportunity to work in a multi-cultural, multi linguistic and multi-ethnic environment, contributing to the development of mutual understanding, trust and tolerance. To promote European integration within the spirit of new governance and through active participation to create awareness of true European citizenship.
  • To enable Roma interns to put into practice knowledge acquired during their studies, and in particular in their specific areas of competence. To introduce these graduates to the professional world and the constraints, duties and opportunities therein.
  • To allow Roma interns to contribute to the Agency’s mission in helping to make fundamental rights a reality for everyone in the EU.

Who can apply?

This internship scheme is offered to candidates of Romani background who have completed either a post-secondary education attested by a diploma (e.g. bachelor’s degree or equivalent) or a secondary education attested by a diploma and professional experience of minimum two years relevant to the work of the Department they apply for.

Roma interns are selected from nationals of the Member States of the European Union (28) and EU candidate (Albania, FYR Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, and Turkey) and potential candidate (Bosnia and Herzegovina and Kosovo*) countries.

Applicants are requested to have a very good knowledge of English (minimum B2). Roma internship places are offered in the following FRA Departments and sectors: 

For detailed information about the eligibility criteria as well as the rights and duties of the Roma interns, please consult the Rules governing the Roma internship programme at the FRA and the FAQ. We recommend you read them carefully before submitting your application.

The FRA is an equal opportunities employer and ensures that its recruitment procedures do not discriminate on any ground such as sex, race, colour, ethnic or social origin, genetic features, religion or belief, political or any other opinion, membership of a national minority, property, birth, disability, age, gender identity or sexual orientation.

Within the scope of application of the Treaty establishing the European Community and of the Treaty on the European Union, and without prejudice to the special provisions of those Treaties, any discrimination on grounds of nationality shall be prohibited.

FRA encourages candidates with disabilities to apply. If you consider yourself to have a physical, mental, intellectual or sensory disability please tick the appropriate box on the on-line application form and indicate any adjustments needed in relation to your disability.

* This designation is without prejudice to positions on status, and is in line with UNSCR 1244 and the ICJ Opinion on the Kosovo Declaration of Independence. 

Downloads: 

Rules governing the Roma internship programme at the FRA - HRP/023/2015

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Privacy Statement - Internship

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Privacy statement in relation to recruitment

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Privacy Statement - Health data

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FAQ - FRA Internship Programme - 2016/2017

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