Internship Programme: September 2015 - August 2016

What is it all about? A paid internship of one year with the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) starting on 1st September.

*** Please note that the deadline for applications for interns starting in September 2015 IS NOW CLOSED.***

This internship scheme is addressed mainly to young university graduates, without excluding those who – in the framework of lifelong learning – have recently obtained a university diploma and are at the beginning of a new professional career.

This type of Internship is 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 by 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.

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

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 interns, please consult our Rules governing the internship programme at the FRA  and the FAQ. We recommend you read them carefully before submitting your applications.

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

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 or arrangements needed in relation to your disability.

How to apply?

Applications should be made in accordance with the procedures published on the FRA website.

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

Candidates can apply only for one Department, incl. the Directorate. Candidates applying for more than one department will be automatically rejected.

  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 clearly indicating the Sector(s) of your choice and your motivation to apply:
  • Directorate (INT-2015-DIR);
  • Administration (INT-2015-ADMIN);
  • Human Resources and Planning (INT-2015-HRP);
  • Equality and Citizens’ Rights (INT-2015-ECR);
  • Freedoms and Justice (INT-2015-FJ);
  • Communication and Outreach (INT-2015-COR).

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

The deadline for applications is 02 March 2015, at 13:00 (Vienna Local Time).

Indicative timing

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

Procedure Timing

Deadline for receipt of applications

02 March 2015 at 13:00 local time

Screening of applications

End of April 2015

Selection phase: e.g. telephone contact with short-listed candidates

Throughout May 2015

Internship offer issued

End of June 2015

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.

Learn more?

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. By submitting an application for an internship, the applicant is understood, in the sense of Article 5 (d) of the Regulation, to have given his/her consent to the processing of the personal data contained in the application form and the supporting documents enclosed therewith. The provision of information requested in the application form and the supporting documents is obligatory. Incomplete applications will be excluded from the selection. The personal data in question is collected by the FRA for the sole purpose of the selection of interns.