Roma Internship Programme: 2016 - 2017

What is it all about? This internship scheme is addressed mainly to applicants of Romani background.

*** Please note that applications for the Roma internship programme 2016-2017 ARE NOW CLOSED***.

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.

Interns are requested to have a very good knowledge of English (minimum B2 level).

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 interns, please consult our Rules governing the Roma 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 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 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 or arrangements needed in relation to your disability.

How to apply?

*** Please note that applications for the Roma internship programme 2016-2017 ARE NOW CLOSED.***

  1. Prepare your CV in Europass format (other formats will not be considered). This document should be attached to the Online Application form;
  1. Complete the FRA online application form clearly indicating the Department and Sector(s) of your choice and your motivation to apply.

Applications that do not that 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

The deadline for applications is 02 March 2016, at 13:00 (Vienna Local Time).

Indicative timing

The FRA offers 12 month paid internships starting on 1st March and 1st September.

Procedure Timing

Deadline for receipt of applications

02 March 2016 at 13:00 local time

Screening of applications

March - April

Telephone contact with shortlisted candidates

May - June

Offer issued

End of June

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.

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.

*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.