The EU institutions and bodies sometimes process citizens' personal information - in electronic, written or visual format - in the course of their duties. Processing includes collecting, recording, storing, retrieving, sending, blocking or erasing data. It is the task of the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) to uphold the strict privacy rules governing these activities.
Based in Brussels, the EDPS was established in 2004 and currently employs around 60 staff members, divided into five units and sectors. In addition to statutory staff, there are programmes for temporary national experts and trainees.
The EDPS offers recent university graduates the opportunity to put into practice the knowledge acquired during their studies, particularly in their specific areas of competence. Traineeships allow trainees to acquire practical experience of the EDPS’ day-to-day activities as well as in data protection.
Who can apply: Nationals of a Member State of the EU who have completed the first cycle of the higher education course (three years of university education) and obtained a full degree or its equivalent
Duration: 5 months
Paid: Yes. Around 950€ per month
Starting Dates: 1 March and 1 October