Call for applications - Internship Programme - 1 September 2014 – 31 August 2015

Through its internship scheme, the FRA benefits from the input of young enthusiastic graduates, who can give a fresh point of view and up-to-date academic knowledge, which will enhance the everyday work of the FRA.

*** Please note that the deadline for applications for interns starting in September 2014 IS NOW CLOSED.***

Internships are offered to graduates who have completed at least the first cycle of a higher education course (i.e. university education) and obtained a full degree or its equivalent no longer than 18 months before the closing date for applications.

Interns are selected from nationals of the Member States of the European Union and EU candidate and potential candidate countries.

Internship programmes are offered in the following FRA departments. The description of activities in each department can be found via the links below:

Successful candidates will have a background that is relevant to the activities of the Agency, such as human rights; law; social and/or political sciences; international relations; communications and public relations. Candidates with a background in human resources, finance and procurement, project management, information technology and online communications can also apply.

Interns are requested to have a very good knowledge of English and another EU language.

For detailed information about the eligibility criteria as well as the rights and duties of the trainees please consult our Rules governing internship programme at the FRA and the Frequently Asked Questions. We recommend that you read them carefully before submitting your applications.

How to apply

  1. Prepare your CV in Europass format (other formats will not be considered). This document should be attached to the Online Application form;
  2. Complete one of the FRA online application forms for the department of your choice:

You can apply for only one of the FRA departments, incl. the Directorate. Candidates applying for more than one department will be automatically rejected.

Applications that do not meet the eligibility criteria or are incorrectly submitted will be rejected. FRA will not return applications to candidates.

For further information on how to apply, please refer to the general Application Instructions.

No employment of any form can be offered following the end of the internship period unless through a recruitment procedure with a vacancy notice published on the FRA Website.

Deadline for applications

Please note that the deadline for applications for interns starting in September 2014 IS NOW CLOSED.

Indicative timing

The FRA offers internships once a year, starting on 1 September.

Procedure Timing
Deadline for receipt of applications 7 March 2014 at 13:00 local time - NOW CLOSED
Screening of applications End of April (indicative)
Telephone contact with shortlisted candidates Mid-May (indicative)
Offer issued End of June (indicative)

Due to the great number of applications, only short-listed candidates will be contacted by e-mail. Any information about the closure of the selection and the award of the internships will be posted on the present page.

Applicants who require further information or wish to access or rectify data can contact us by e-mail, clearly indicating their application number, to the following functional mailbox:

Data protection

The processing of personal data by the FRA is governed by Regulation (EC) N° 45/2001. For more information please read the Privacy Statement for the FRA internship programme.