INTERPOL – International Police in Africa is Recruiting Interns (2024)

Closes 19 Feb 2024

INTERPOL is the world’s largest international police organization, with 196 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.

INTERPOL began as International Criminal Police Commission (ICPC) was formed in 1923 to a response to the growing crime rate in Europe and the expansion of its transit system. 

The idea behind the creation of INTERPOL in 1923 was to find ways to help police in different countries to cooperate on solving crimes, notably through arrest and extradition procedures, identification techniques and the idea of centralized criminal records.

Interpol’s headquarters, known as the General Secretariat, was established in Paris in 1966. In 1989, the headquarters moved to Lyon, France. 

Interpol’s working languages were French and English in its early days, with Spanish being used from 1955. Arabic was formally adopted as the fourth official language in 1999.

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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.

Title: INTERNSHIP – Global Outreach and Regional Support-RB Harare
Reference of the post: INT04254
Directorate: Global Outreach & Regional Support (GORS)
Duty station: Harare, Zimbabwe
Duration: 6 months
Estimated starting date: 01 April 2024
Level of security clearance:
Deadline for applications: 19 February 2024

INTERPOL’s Internship Programme welcomes candidates from any of our 196 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

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

Please find all necessary information on this internship at the bottom of the page (link to PDF document next to the bullet point).


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 Harare, Zimbabwe is currently set at.

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