Paid Employment

Working at INTERPOL Washington

INTERPOL Washington utilizes a blended workforce of permanent Department of Justice employees and personnel detailed to it from its partnering law enforcement agencies. Permanent staff members and contractors come from a variety of backgrounds and disciplines, and work as analysts, legal assistants, supervisors, program managers, administrative executives, and IT professionals.

To apply for a permanent position with INTERPOL Washington, please visit USAJOBS and review the current vacancy announcements. Please note that in order to be employed at INTERPOL Washington, the individual must:

  • Be a Citizen of the United States of America
  • Be able to pass a security background check

Detail assignments to INTERPOL Washington are subject to Memorandums of Agreement with individual partnering agencies that specify the terms and conditions of the detail. Agencies wishing to enter into a partnering agreement with INTERPOL Washington should contact the Office of the Executive Officer for additional information. Individuals from agencies with an existing partnering agreement should contact their immediate supervisor and/or Human Resources officer for assistance.

Working at INTERPOL

Approximately 650 staff members from 89 different countries are employed at the INTERPOL General Secretariat in Lyon, France, as well as its Regional Bureaus and Liaison offices, working in any of the organization’s four official languages: Arabic, English, French and Spanish. A third of these individuals are either seconded (detailed) or detached by their national law enforcement administrations in INTERPOL’s 190 member countries; the remaining are international civil servants hired under contract directly by the organization. INTERPOL accepts applications from nationals of all member countries to ensure that the organization remains truly representative.

INTERPOL also offers a limited number of internships to persons from any of its member countries, including the United States. Interns are based at INTERPOL’s General Secretariat in Lyon, France, or at one of its Regional Bureaus. An internship at INTERPOL provides an outstanding opportunity to gain an insight into how an international organization operates and to work in a multicultural, multilingual environment. In addition to learning about the functioning of international police co-operation, interns will be able to enhance their educational experience through practical work assignments, thereby developing skills which will be useful in future employment.

For more information on working or interning at INTERPOL, visit www.interpol.int/Recruitment.

Opportunities with INTERPOL

INTERPOL HQ in Lyon, France - The INTERPOL General Secretariat is launching an international recruitment procedure to fill one Specialized Officer in the DNA Unit of the Forensic Support and Specialized Technical Databases Sub-Directorate, which is part of the Operational Police Support Directorate.


Updated June 26, 2014

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