The European Union Center of California sponsors various internships and training opportunities for undergraduate students from the Claremont Colleges. Students learn about the EU and contemporary European issues while working/studying at an institution that deals with the EU and/or its member states.
Summer School on Contemporary and International Conflict Management, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
July 15-26, 2019
This summer school aims to enhance understanding of violent conflict and conflict management. The sessions deal with the recent cases of Afghanistan, Lebanon, Liberia, the Sudans, Sri Lanka and Uganda as illustrative examples, but also study other conflicts around the world. In addition, attention will be paid to the emergence of IS and the issue of refugees. More information at utrechtsummerschool.nl/courses/social-sciences/contemporary-and-international-conflict-management.
Application Deadline: March 1, 2019
Students are strongly encouraged to have their Cover Letter and Resume reviewed by the Career Planning & Resources Office. Applicants may be asked to participate in an interview. Selected students receive funding for travel expenses and the cost of the program (including program fees and housing).
Two awards are guaranteed for Pomona students, one award for a Claremont-McKenna student, and between two and three awards are open for either Pomona, Scripps or Pitzer students.
Eurofound, Dublin, Ireland
The European Union Center of California sponsors one summer internship at The European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions (Eurofound) in Dublin, Ireland. One of the first agencies to be established by the European Union, its role is to provide information, advice and expertise on living and working conditions, industrial relations and managing change in Europe to key actors in the field of EU social policy. The intern will spend approximately 6 weeks performing primarily research assistance and some conference preparation. The intern is awarded a $4,000 stipend*.
For information on 2019 internship assignments, please visit www.eurofound.europa.eu/about-eurofound/vacancies/information-on-traineeships.
Application Deadline: March 1, 2019
Students are strongly encouraged to have their Cover Letter and Resume reviewed by the Career Planning & Resources Office. Applicants may be asked to participate in an interview.
*CMC students: For sponsored internships at Eurofound, our Center will arrange for CMC students to receive funding through the CMC Career Services Center; therefore, students may have to submit additional documents to that office.
Other Internship Funding
Application Deadline: May 3, 2019 (Decisions are made on a rolling basis)
The European Union Center also encourages undergraduate students of the Claremont Colleges to apply for internships at other organizations. Successful applicants for internships with significant European content will be offered stipends up to $1,000 to reduce total costs of the internship. Upon return, the student will submit a short report on the internship and may be asked to participate in internship information sessions on campus.
Applicants must be a Scripps College, Pomona College, or Pitzer College, student in good standing. CMC students are not eligible for General Internship funding. Demonstrated interest in the European Union is desirable.
For examples of internships or summer programs with European Union or European-related content, see below:
- Internships at the European Parliament Office in Washington, D.C.
- The Prague Summer Schools
- European Summer School Prague organized by EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy, in co-operation with Prague College and the Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University
- Institute for European Studies (IES), the Diplomatische Akademie Wien – Vienna School of International Studies (DA) and the University of Vienna Summer School on European Policy-making
- European Integration Summer School, University of Agder
- Olympia Summer Academy in Politics and International Studies
- Forum-Nexus Summer in Europe
- European Union Summer School in Freiburg, Germany
- Maastricht University Summer Programme in European Studies
- Various Internships with the U.S. Mission to the European Union
- Any other internship or summer study program with significant European-related content