The European Forum for Restorative Justice (EFRJ) is a non-governmental organisation based within the walls of the KU Leuven Institute of Criminology (university in Belgium). It was founded in 2000 with the objective to further develop restorative justice throughout Europe. Its main goal is to ensure that every person in Europe has the right to access to high-quality restorative justice services at any stage of the criminal procedure and for any type of crime. Besides its application in the criminal justice field, the EFRJ also supports restorative practices in schools, communities, at workplace etc. Currently, it counts on the support of about 400 members, including 80 organisations, dedicated to restorative justice research, policy work, practice and training in Europe and beyond. Students (below 27 years old) can also apply for an individual membership with a 50% discount on the fee: click here to know more.
Please, fill in this form if you would like to submit an application for an internship with the EFRJ. You can download the questions here. This document helps you to prepare your responses in advance and simply copy/ paste them when you are ready to submit your application. You will receive an automatic response in your email, confirming your submission and explaining the next steps and deadlines of the EFRJ Secretariat concerning all internship applications.
This is a rolling application form (open permanently). We evaluate applications 2 times a year. Applications submitted before 15 October will be considered for the following spring and summer semester (February - August); and applications submitted before 1st of April will be considered for the following autumn and winter semester (September - January).
In February - August 2023 we give priority to policy and communication focused internship applications.
If you can/wish to start before 1st of February 2023 please mention it in your application.