Reference of the post: INT00972
Directorate: Secretary General
Duty station: Lyon, France
Duration: 6 months
Estimated starting date: February 2017
Level of security clearance: Basic
Deadline for applications: 18 January 2017
INTERPOL’s Internship Programme welcomes candidates from any of our 190 member countries.
The Programme attracts talented students or recent graduates to the Organization and provides them with:
  • A better understanding of the Organization’s goals and objectives and how international police cooperation is organized
  • An insight into how an international organization operates
  • A framework to enhance their educational experience through practical work assignments, thereby developing skills which are useful for their career and future employment
  • Experience of working in a multicultural, multidisciplinary and multi-ethnic environment, contributing to the development of mutual understanding, trust and tolerance
All the relevant information about our Internship Programme may be found on our official web site.
Candidates should familiarize themselves with the conditions of internship and the requirements prior to applying for this internship.


In January 2015, the Secretary General launched “INTERPOL 2020”; an initiative to review the strategy, priorities and activities of the Organization.
The aim of INTERPOL 2020 is to shape INTERPOL into a globally relevant organization which not only anticipates the evolving needs of police in our member countries, but also acquires the political backing from governments which translates into sustained financial support.
Stage 1 took place in 2015 and focused on mostly internal reviews, comprising work packages that reviewed our core activities and programmes, member countries' needs, our global partners and the staff survey. Stage 2 took place in 2016, and focused on involving member countries to help identify future priorities, functions, activities and areas for reform. Stage 3 began in late 2016, and will focus on the practical implementation of the findings from the first two stages, especially of the recommendations from member countries.
The main subject of this internship will be Change Management. The intern will have the opportunity to work in a team of Change Managers, which have to facilitate change to be implemented by line management and units within the organization, in the field of corporate Human Resource Management, Financial Management, IT and policing capabilities and the respective collaboration between the business partners within the organization. A huge part of the work is dedicated to the review of business processes, the development of service level agreements and internal communication.
Throughout this internship the selected applicant will provide support to the INTERPOL 2020 Initiative and its activities by:
  • Preparation of Communication Material to communicate the change
  • Analysis of Business processes and its visualization
  • Project Management support (IT and other support)
  • Adhoc research on subjects of interests in the scope of the Change Process (such as open sources analysis to check what comparable organizations do in this field)
  • Prepare benchmarking
  • Minute taking
  • Carry out any other duty assigned by the supervisor
Working on different on-going projects, the selected applicant will develop:
  • Proven research, writing and analysis skills
  • Ability to rapidly and effectively gather, corroborate and filter information
  • Project management expertise
  • Change Management know-how
  • Visualization skills
  • Knowledge in Business Process Modelling


All candidates will be assessed on the under mentioned requirements.
  • Be a national of one of INTERPOL’s 190 member countries
  • Have attained the legal age of majority in their country of nationality


  • Be enrolled in a, or have graduated from, a post-secondary accredited academic institution within the past six months on the date of submission of their application in Business Administration, Public Management, International Administration.
  • Master’s Degree or equivalent would be an asset


  • Proficient both in written and spoken English
  • Fluency in French would be an asset

Specific skills

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office tools
  • MS project would be an asset
In addition to the requirements, the following would be beneficial.
  • A good command of any other INTERPOL official working language (Spanish or Arabic)


Application process

Only applications submitted in response to a specific internship vacancy will be considered. Due to the large number of applications received, we are unable to answer individual queries. 
A completed online application is required and should include a cover letter including:
  • Your motivation to join the INTERPOL internship programme
  • Your interest in and your assets for this specific internship opportunity
  • Your expectations for this internship
Assessment method
All applications will be assessed against the requirements indicated in this vacancy notice. Candidates who meet these requirements most closely will be contacted by the hiring manager directly for further consideration and assessment.
INTERPOL does not discriminate on any grounds and candidates will be treated under conditions of equality.

A confidentiality vetting inquiry will be carried out on behalf of the Organization prior to confirming any selection. By accepting this offer, you give the Organization expressed consent for completing this inquiry.
If selected, you will be required to produce a certificate of non-criminal records (including spent and unspent sentences pronounced by justice) from your country of nationality and from any other country in which  you have resided for more than 12 months in the past five years. If you are considered at a further stage of the selection process (interview) we advise you to familiarize yourself with the procedure for requesting such documentation in the concerned countries so that, if accepted, your arrival to the Organization is not unnecessarily delayed.

INTERPOL has four official languages: English, French, Spanish and Arabic. Working languages in Lyon are English and French.

INTERPOL would like to inform candidates that their application may be considered for other similar positions.

INTERPOL operates a non-smoking policy.

INTERPOL is the world’s largest international police organization, with 190 Member Countries. Created in 1923, it facilitates cross-border police co-operation, and supports and assists all organizations, authorities, and services whose mission is to prevent or combat international crime.
Newer Posts Older Posts
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...


© Copyright KaziBongo | Designed By AFROPIXELS MEDIA CO. LTD
Back To Top