How to apply

Please note that INTERPOL will only accept applications received through our web-based system. Applications sent by other means. (post, mail…) will not receive a reply and will not be taken into consideration.

If you wish to apply for a position within the Organization, please complete the on-line application form available on our recruitment pages.

In order to do so, note that you have two possibilities:

  1. You can create your own ‘Candidate Area’. To know more about this, please click on the following link: Why should you create your own ‘Candidate Area’?
  2. You can click directly on the link ‘Apply’ which appears inside every vacancy announcement and complete the on-line application form from there. Be careful, once your application has been sent, you cannot modify anything in it.

Applications for seconded positions

Prior to completing the on-line application, check your eligibility for a seconded position by contacting the National Central Bureau (NCB) of your country, and have a look at the following link: How to be sure that your application will be taken into consideration?

Seconded positions are positions that are reserved to people working in their country as law enforcement officials or in national administrations that have the possibility to second their staff members to INTERPOL for a specific period. The national administration will bear the seconded officials’ salary and benefits, social cover and moving expenses.

Applications including a printed version of the on-line INTERPOL Application Form and a covering letter should be sent to the INTERPOL NCB. If the NCB decides to endorse your application, it will be sent with a covering note to INTERPOL HR Sub-Directorate.

Please note that:

  •  Applicants shall be selected without distinction as to race, religion or sex.
  • You will be requested to supply documentary evidence which supports the statements you have made above.
  • All applications must be received before the deadline as stated on the vacancy notice. Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.
  Current Positions
Please read carefully the conditions of secondment attached in the vacancy announcement and the employment conditions for seconded officials in our recruitment website at the following address:
  Employment conditions for seconded officials
INTERPOL General Secretariat is not involved in any way in the recruitment of staff for National Central Bureaus; such recruitment is the direct responsibility of member countries' national administrations.

Application for contracted positions

Contracted positions are positions for persons who will be directly employed by INTERPOL.

Please note that:

  •   Applications should be filled directly via Internet
  • Do not attach copies of qualifications or supporting materials as these are not required at this stage.
  • All applications must be received before the deadline as stated on the vacancy notice. Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.
  • If you wish to apply for more than one vacancy, please apply separately for each position.
  • Applications will be kept in our roster only if the candidates update their CV regularly in their own career center (at least every 6 months).

Current positions

Employment conditions for contracted officials

General requirements

Applicants must:

  • Be nationals of one of the Organization's member countries;
  • Be 18 years of age or older;
  • Meet the requirements for the post as defined in the vacancy notice;
  • Have a relevant degree, diploma or appropriate training (for the majority of posts, this should be at the university level);
  • Have previous relevant professional experience;
  • Have an excellent command of English; a good knowledge of French is desirable and sometimes essential for certain posts; some knowledge of the Organization's other working languages (Spanish or Arabic) is often helpful;
  • Indicate the level of command of each language when filling out the Application Form:
    1. Mother Tongue
    2. Professional Fluency: Able to converse actively at high level of fluency and prepare reports and papers.
    3. Working Knowledge: Able to follow work-related discussions, use the telephone, and understand documents (grammar may be uncertain).
    4. Limited Knowledge: Able to understand simple conversations and written texts.
    5. Basic: Some knowledge, but unable to work in the language.
    6. No skills
  • Be able to use modern computer technology;
  • Be able to adapt to a multicultural and multilingual working environment;
  • Have the ability to work as a member of a team.

Main job profiles:

  • Processing criminal information: compiling and entering data communicated by the official law enforcement departments, drafting replies to countries, etc.;
  • Drafting and publishing notices;
  • Crime analysis;
  • Language services: one department for each of the official languages (Arabic, English, French and Spanish);
  • Office of Legal Affairs;
  • Information technology and telecommunications (systems management, research and development);
  • Secretarial services
  • Support services (general services, human resources, finance and accounts, security, document production, etc.).