2014 Call for internships

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Every year CEPOL will offer a number of internship positions in order to provide individuals with the opportunity to learn more about the activities of our agency, and put their learning and skills into practice by contributing to CEPOL’s mission.

Our internship projects aim to enhance the interns’ educational and practical experience through work assignments, to acquire or develop a particular expertise and an understanding of how CEPOL works.

Interns shall not be considered as CEPOL staff members and their contribution to the organisation shall relate to explicitly defined internship projects.

CEPOL offers only unpaid internships.

Internships shall be granted for a minimum period of 1 month and a maximum period of 6 months.

Interns must fulfil the following requirements:

  • be a national of a Member State of the European Union;
  • have reached the age of majority in their country of origin;
  • have a level of education which corresponds to completed or ongoing university studies or vocational training relevant for the tasks of CEPOL;
  • have very good knowledge of at least two European Union languages, of which one should be English, the working language of CEPOL services;
  • provide a recent Certificate of Good Conduct prior to commencing the internship. Annex A of the Decision of the Director on Internships 07/2013/DIR sets out an overview of relevant certificates for each of the Member States.

Applications must be submitted via email only to CEPOL Recruitment.

Deadline for the submission of applications is 1 May 2014.

Each application for an internship at CEPOL shall be accompanied by:

The documents shall be received by the Human Resources Management Sector who will screen applicants to make sure they are valid and will transmit them to the CEPOL’s Heads of Unit according to the priority given by the applicant in the motivation letter. Candidates will be selected on the basis of their qualifications and, where necessary, telephone interviews with candidates may be organised.

The successful applicants once they have been selected will be required to provide official documents justifying the fulfilment of the requirements listed in article 4.2 of the Decision of the Director on Internships 07/2013/DIR.

CEPOL should keep, to the best level possible, gender balance and equilibrium between interns from the different Member States.

CEPOL is under no obligation to accept an application and is at liberty to reject it, if deemed appropriate.

Internships will be offered to the successful candidates, where there is agreement on the starting period and length of the internship. Candidates are requested to provide information on their availability at the time of their application.

Given the high quantity of applications expected, CEPOL will only contact successful candidates. Candidates who have not heard from CEPOL at the end of the month of September of the year of submission of their application shall consider that their application has been refused.

Any personal data is processed pursuant to the provisions of Regulation (EC) No 45/2001 on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data by the Community institutions and bodies and on the free movement of such data. The Data Subjects shall have right of recourse at any time to the European Data Protection Supervisor.

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Office address

European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Training
1066 Budapest
Ó utca 27

Correspondence address

European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Training
1903 Budapest

Email address

Telephone: +36 1 803 8030/8031

Fax: +36 1 803 8032