Internship – Global Outreach and Regional Support at Interpol

Internship – Global Outreach and Regional Support at Interpol

 INTERPOL, Nairobi, Kenya


  •  Posted 1 day ago
  •  Job level: Internship
  •  Exp.: Some Experience a Plus
  •  Min. Education level: Bachelor’s Degree
  •  Specialism: Business Admin, Management or Development / International Relations/Development / IT or Computer Science / Law

Internship Vacancy Description

Reference of the post: INT03789
Directorate: Global Outreach and Regional Support Directorate
Duty station: Nairobi, Kenya
Duration: 6 months
Estimated starting date: 01 September 2023
Level of security clearance: Basic
Deadline for applications: 12 June 2023

INTERPOL’s Internship Programme welcomes candidates from any of our 195 member states.
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

Who can be an intern at INTERPOL?

To do an internship at INTERPOL, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Be enrolled in, or have graduated from, a post-secondary accredited academic institution within the past one year on the date of submission of their application;
  • Be a national of one of INTERPOL’s member countries;
  • Have attained the legal age of majority in their country of nationality;
  • Be fluent in English.
  • Meet the requirements indicated for each specific internship opening for which they wish to apply.

Candidates should familiarize themselves with the conditions of internship and the requirements prior to applying for this internship.


Administrative and support

▪ Process, type and format correspondence and documentation arising from the work of directorate in the languages required for the post.
▪ Assume an active role in the preparation and organization of international meetings, conferences including the preparation of agendas, detailed programmes, participants’ lists, and provide assistance to the delegates etc. perform a secretariat function for meetings and conferences as necessary as well as linguistic assistance.
▪ Prepare statistical information as requested in the form of reports and charts concerning the activities of the directorate.
▪ Cope with sudden increases in workload, and high degree of availability
▪ Learn objectives and skills you expect the intern/Trainee to develop.
▪ Selected candidate will receive guidance and support in relation to all his/her job requirements.
▪ Experience in dealing with multiple tasks from different directions.
▪ Familiarization with new languages.
▪ Experience in the organization of different events and minute-taking
▪ Experience in Microsoft office tools.

By carrying out the internship duties, the selected candidate will be able to get insights into International diplomacy, the work of two major International Organizations and law enforcement applied to a large range of and crime areas.

All candidates will be assessed on the basis of the under-mentioned requirements.


▪ Be a national of one of INTERPOL’s 195-member countries.
▪ Have attained the legal age of majority in their country of nationality.

Training / Education required

▪ Be enrolled in a, or have graduated from, a postsecondary accredited academic institution within the past one year on the date of submission of their application in the field of International Relations, Business Management, Law, Information Technology or related area at Bachelor level.
▪ Masters level would be an asset.


▪ Professional fluency in English is required.
▪ A good command of any other INTERPOL official language (Arabic, French or Spanish) would be an asset.

Technical skills

▪ Working knowledge of Microsoft Office tools is required.
▪ Ability to take notes during a meeting, draft meeting minutes, summaries and presentations.
▪ Knowledge of research methodologies
▪ Excellent drafting skills in English


Interns are entitled to the payment of a monthly allowance determined by the Secretary General. The allowance is established and paid in the currency of the country of the INTERPOL duty station to which the participant is assigned. The internship allowance for Nairobi, Kenya is currently set at .


In compliance with INTERPOL’s Confidentiality regime the successful candidate will have to undergo a security screening according to the clearance level attached to the function.

INTERPOL is committed to achieving diversity and inclusion within its workforce. INTERPOL is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes the applications of all qualified candidates who are nationals of INTERPOL member states, irrespective of their racial or ethnic origin, opinions or beliefs, gender, sexual orientation, health or disabilities.

INTERPOL places no restrictions on the eligibility of candidates, without distinction as to race or ethnic origin, religion, opinions, gender, sexual orientation or disabilities. However, the national policy and laws in force in INTERPOL host countries may mean that staff members’ spouses or partners, while legally recognized by the Organization, are not given the same recognition when they reside in certain duty stations. When this is the case, the Organization will inform the candidates accordingly to ensure that they are aware of the situation and allow them to make an informed decision.

INTERPOL has four official languages: English, French, Spanish and Arabic.

INTERPOL retains the right not to make any appointment to this vacancy, to make an appointment at a lower or upper grade or to make an appointment with a modified job description or for a shorter or longer duration than indicated above.

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 195 member states. 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.

Application Guidelines

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 call for internship.

Applicants 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.


Internship – Global Outreach and Regional Support at Interpol

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