Roma 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 Roma interns starting in September 2015 IS NOW CLOSED.***

This internship scheme is addressed to Roma candidates only.

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 min. 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 and EU candidate and potential candidate countries.

Places for the Roma internship programme are offered in the following FRA Departments and sectors:

Roma interns are requested to have a very good knowledge of English.

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. 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 of Romani background 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.

  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 the FRA online application form clearly indicating the Department(s) and Sector(s) of your choice and your motivation to apply.

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 against 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 1st 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.