Mandat International offers paid and unpaid internship positions (depending on the projects) that are performed remotely from the country of residence of the intern and are supervised by seasoned project coordinators.

Why Join as an Intern

  • Join an international team of talented professionals and interns
  • Opportunity to learn from experts and be mentored
  • Work with lead experts in European research projects
  • Support international cooperation
  • Get the opportunity to take responsibility and demonstrate your potential by leading projects and activities that can serve as convincing references
  • Start building a professional network
  • Get a well-recognised professional reference and support for your future career

Common Requirements

  • Successfully completed at least a bachelor’s degree, and preferably a master’s degree with high marks (Ph.D. students very welcome
  • Minimum C1 level in English
  • Enjoying challenges and responsibilities
  • Ability to work autonomously as well as in a team
  • Sense of details and perfectionism welcome
  • Being available for at least 6 months full-time, or 12 months part-time or full-time.
  • Valid health insurance falls under the responsibility of the intern and is required for the entire duration of the internship

Internship Options

A – Legal Research on Data Regulations

Interns will support European research projects related to data regulations, such as data protection (GDPR), Artificial Intelligence Act, Data Act, European Health Data Space (EHDS) regulations. Activities include legal research and analysis, drafting reports, and writing articles and posts, as well as taking part in the development of new norms and standards, including in the data compliance and security domain. Organising webinars, sessions and conferences related to privacy and data protection. Supporting research proposals. This category of internship is performed in close cooperation with the European Centre for Certification and Privacy in Luxembourg and is associated with front-running research on data regulations.

Complementary requirements: bachelor’s in law or international relations.

B – International Conferences and Events

Interns will support the organising of international conferences, events, and online webinars. Conferences are mainly related to international cooperation, research, and data protection, such as the Privacy Symposium conference. Activities include programme coordination, organising sessions, promoting the events, sponsors’ relationship, organising the event on-site, reporting, etc.

Complementary requirements: bachelor’s in law, international relations, political science, or literature.

C – Media and Communication

Interns will take part in outreach and communication activities related to research projects, events, and conferences. Activities include social media posts, press releases, press conferences, webinars, video interviews, etc.

Complementary requirements: Demonstrated experience in social media communication and Adobe Suite.

D – Code and Web Development

Interns will take part in the development of new applications, websites and services. Developments are mainly focused on Java, JavaScript, Python, and PHP, including frameworks such as Symfony, Drupal and WordPress. It offers an opportunity to contribute to highly visible projects.

Complementary requirements: bachelor’s in computer science or equivalent, and links to sample source code (on GitHub for example).


Considering the limited number of positions, the internships are highly selective and reserved to talented and highly motivated candidates. Review our values and Guiding Principles before applying. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Applications should be sent to internship [at] with the following documentation:

  • Motivation letter
  • Resume
  • Copy of your certificates (bachelor/master’s degree, English level, etc.)
  • Transcript of records of the last year of study
  • Sample of reports or other documents written by you in English

Please indicate which internship you would be interested in, where would you be based, and the dates you are available.