Digital Policy Intern

Digital Policy Intern

This position is no longer available.

About EIPA

The European Institute of Public Administration (EIPA) was created in 1981 on the occasion of the first European Council held in Maastricht and is supported by the EU Member States and the European Commission. Our core mission is to provide a mix of deep insights and practical knowledge about EU policies, to all professionals related to EU public affairs, with the key objective of further improving their skills and capabilities for effective management of the policies. In addition to the Maastricht-based headquarters, EIPA has a centre in Luxembourg: the European Centre for Judges and Lawyers (ECJL).

The position

Are you eager to be at the forefront of AI policy and research? Do you see AI as an enabler of positive social impact? Are you interested in international AI policy advancing ethical and responsible AI? Do you want to help shape AI for the better? Are you passionate about technology and the public sector? If so,  join our Digital Policy Team at the European Institute of Public Administration (EIPA).

Our Digital Policy, Cyber Security, and Data Protection Team is looking for an intern, who is interested in applying the knowledge acquired during their studies, and gaining practical experience in our day-to-day activities.

Main tasks and responsibilities

The tasks during this internship will include:

  • Providing research and administrative assistance in the development of EIPA courses.
  • Supporting the development, delivery and promotion of AI-related courses.
  • Contributing to the construction of user case studies and educational resources.
  • Supporting EIPA’s AI agenda for internal and external AI projects, in collaboration with project leaders and experts.
  • Assisting project leaders in identifying, coordinating and engaging with AI experts and practitioners.

Your profile

  • Responsible & socially aware
  • Collaborative & communicative
  • Curious
  • Proactive
  • Flexible
  • Ambitious


Required Education/Skills:

  • A least two years of successfully completed university education in a field of European Studies, Public Policy, International Relations, Political Sciences, European Law or equivalent
  • Familiarity with EU institutions and policy-making processes;
  • Excellent writing skills in English (C2 or mother tongue);
  • Very good computer skills and excellent research skills;

Preferred Education/Skills:

  • Enrolled in, or have recently completed, a Master’s programme in Public Policy, International Relations, Political Sciences, Technology Law or equivalent.
  • Familiarity with EU Digital Policies and laws e.g. AI Act (AIA), GDPR, Digital Services Act, Digital Markets Act, etc.
  • Preferably the nationality of one of the EU Member States, of the candidate countries to the EU, or one of the EEA countries, Switzerland or the United Kingdom.

Are you interested?

Please submit your CV and a motivational letter (maximum one page) in English by email to mentioning the vacancy number V0262. Your application will be forwarded to the relevant staff member(s), who will consider the possibilities for cooperation.

The duration of the internship can vary from a minimum of four months up to six months. The internship start date can be discussed but preferably the intern would start at EIPA as soon as possible.

In the body of the email, please copy in: “I hereby consent that my personal data is processed by EIPA for recruitment purposes” so that we have your written consent to follow up on your application.