Posted on Tuesday February 21, 2023

Updated on Wednesday February 22, 2023

Internship on Privacy Policy

Scale: EUR 564
Position type: Internship

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Justus Lundegård
National Museum
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Location: The Hague, The Netherlands or working from abroad

About Europeana

At Europeana, we work to empower the cultural heritage sector in its digital transformation. We bring together cultural heritage professionals from all over Europe. We provide the cultural heritage sector with a voice advocating for better digital practices. We work to share and promote cultural heritage so that it can be used and enjoyed by people all over the world. We provide opportunities for institutions and individuals in the cultural heritage sector to develop their digital skills and practice. We develop and maintain technical solutions for showcasing, sharing and using digital cultural heritage.

As we work toward our mission, questions on data protection and privacy arise. For example, in the management of activities within our network association, in the choice of third-party tools, or perhaps more importantly, in the display of digital cultural heritage through the website. Beyond ensuring legal compliance, we wish to create secure, reliable and transparent spaces for online audiences. We also believe that it is crucial that we show a positive example as we support the sector in building capacity for its digital transformation.

We are looking for an intern for a minimum of 3 to 6 months to support us in this work and in turn to offer them the experience of working on topics of relevance to the cultural heritage sector. 

Key Responsibilities

The person conducting the internship would be working under the supervision of the Policy Advisor and the Data Protection Officer, as well as a recently-created Data Protection cross-team, in particular by: 

  • Conducting research in policy areas, including privacy implications in the online sharing of digital cultural heritage
  • Contributing to the development of policy positions, recommendations and guidance on privacy in the online sharing of digital cultural heritage
  • Participating in the Europeana Foundation’s Data protection GDPR/IDPR cross-team, advising, contributing to its decisions and supporting its various actions
  • Supporting the development of Europeana’s privacy statements
  • Supporting the assessment of the suitability of third-party IT tools
  • Supporting Europeana staff and building their capacity through guidelines, awareness-raising activities and ad hoc advice
  • Participating in the Europeana Copyright Community’s meetings and activities

There will also be opportunities to contribute to other areas of the Europeana Foundation’s operations, in particular in relation to law and policy. 

Knowledge and experience required

  • Completing an advanced degree or specialisation in data protection law and/or privacy law
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and analytical skills
  • Excellent written and English language skills

Further, it is a plus if you have knowledge of or an interest in

  • The cultural heritage sector, open data, and the reuse of public sector information
  • Copyright law and policy-making

The Europeana Foundation offers

  • An opportunity to support your studies and training by gaining practical experience, developing skills, making connections, strengthening your resume, learning about digital cultural heritage and working alongside inspiring professionals. 
  • We offer EUR 564,- gross internship allowance per month (based on a full-time internship). 
  • 20 days of holiday per year (based on full-time internship)
  • An inspiring work environment and an international organisational culture
  • A hybrid working model with the flexibility to work at the office or remotely (for staff based in The Netherlands)
  • Commuting costs compensation for people based in the Netherlands

How to apply

If you are interested in this position, please send your Curriculum Vitae and a one page Cover Letter, both in English, to

The Cover Letter should include: 

  • Why you want to do this Internship with us;
  • Your school/university name;
  • Your subject(s) of interest;
  • Your time availability for conducting the internship;
  • A reference name we can reach out to at the school/university/institution you belong to

You must be enrolled in a university degree. 

The internship position is open until filled.

The Europeana Foundation is committed to principles of diversity, inclusivity, nondiscriminatory practice and equal opportunity for all applicants.