Internships are intended to be of mutual benefit to the intern and to the Organization.
Interns will be based at INTERPOL’s General Secretariat in Lyon, France, or at one of the Regional Bureaus. It is an opportunity to gain an insight into how an international organization operates and to work in a multicultural and multilingual environment. As well as learning about the functioning of international police co-operation, interns will be able to enhance their educational experience through practical work assignments, thereby developing skills which will be useful in future employment.
In turn, INTERPOL will benefit from the input of qualified persons whose background will enable them to give a fresh point of view and up-to-date academic knowledge, enhancing the Organization’s work.
How to apply
There are continuous openings for internships, which last from two to 11 months.
- be a national of a member country;
- have studied in an area of interest to INTERPOL;
- Applicants must have attained the legal age of majority,
- be fluent in English, and
- be enrolled in, or have graduated from, an accredited academic institution.
Applications should be returned to the Human Resources Sub-Directorate.
If you have not received a reply within three weeks of sending your application, this means that no suitable placements are currently available. Due to the high level of applications received, we will contact you only if there is a possibility of an internship.
Applications are valid for a period of one year from the date of receipt. If a suitable placement arises within that period, we will get in touch with you.
Successful applicants will be requested to sign the INTERPOL Internship General Conditions.
INTERPOL provides an allowance of EUR 550 a month.
The intern is responsible for:
- Finding his/her own accommodation (read about accommodation and practical information in Lyon [PDF]);
- Obtaining the necessary visa for entering the country of internship, if applicable;
- Bearing all travel costs.
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