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Throughout the year, Eurojust offers a number of internships to provide individuals with the opportunity to learn more about the activities of our organisation, and put their learning and skills into practice by contributing to Eurojust’s mission.

Please refer to the Eurojust internship policy for the provisions governing the internship programme at Eurojust.

Objectives of the internship

The Eurojust internship programme aims to:
  • Provide interns, during their studies or recently after completing their studies, with experience of the workings of Eurojust in particular and the European Union institutions and bodies in general;
  • Enable interns to acquire practical experience and knowledge of the day-to-day work of the College and/or Administration, as applicable;
  • Provide an opportunity to work in a multi-cultural and multi-linguistic environment, contributing to the development of mutual understanding, trust and tolerance; and
  • Provide an opportunity for interns to put into practice the knowledge acquired during their studies, particularly in their specific areas of competence.
Eurojust benefits from the input of enthusiastic interns, who can provide a fresh point of view and up-to-date knowledge to enhance the everyday work of Eurojust. Eurojust will also benefit from creating a pool of people with first-hand experience of Eurojust, who could then cooperate with Eurojust or other EU bodies in the future and act as long-term ‘goodwill ambassadors’ to protect and promote the ideas and values of Eurojust and the EU institutions and bodies.

Eligibility criteria

Internships are offered to individuals whose academic profile or professional experience indicates that they would benefit from an internship with Eurojust. Interns are selected from nationals of the Member States of the European Union and candidate countries. A limited number of interns may be selected from third States, in accordance with the priorities and available resources of Eurojust.

To be eligible, an applicant must:

  • have reached the age of majority in his/her country of origin;
  • have completed or be currently undertaking a level of education that corresponds to university studies or vocational training relevant to the tasks of the internship at Eurojust or, alternatively, have relevant professional experience that would benefit the internship; and
  • have a satisfactory level of proficiency in written and spoken English (minimum level B2 as defined in the Common European Framework of Reference – CEFR)

Internship duration

Internships can start either on the 1st or 16th of a month and are offered for a minimum of three months, up to a maximum of six months, depending on the needs of each specific project.

Internship applications

Eurojust does not publish announcements for specific internship positions, as the placement of each intern is based on professional experience, educational background, skills and competencies, as well as the needs and capacity of each National Desk or administrative unit. Interested applicants are invited to submit a completed application form to internship@eurojust.europa.eu. The application will be reviewed by the Human Resources Unit and forwarded to the appropriate National Desk or administrative unit.

Applicants will be informed by Eurojust if a suitable match is found. Please ensure that your application is complete, as incomplete applications will be disregarded.

Please note that internships at Eurojust are unpaid. Eurojust does not provide any medical insurance or reimbursement for travel and accommodation expenses.