Internships and Summer Programs

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 Transitional Justice and the Politics of Memory in Cres, Croatia

The European Union Center of California, Pomona College, the University of Rijeka, and the University of Groningen partner to host the Summer School on Transitional Justice and the Politics of Memory in the Mediterranean, which will be held on the island of Cres, Croatia. This intensive 10-day summer school explores the main theme of transitional justice alongside a number of comparative perspectives from elsewhere in the globe. The academic program features an international panel of experts as well as films, excursions, a special workshop on academic writing, publishing and grant proposal writing, and guest lectures from leading transitional justice practitioners. For more information on the program visit: http://summerschoolcres.org.

Application Details:
Online Application
Application Deadline: March 2, 2018
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.

2017 Program Highlights:
Program Photos
Student Program Summaries


 

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*.

Application Details:
Online Application
Application Deadline: March 2, 2018
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.

 


Brussels Summer Study Program

Application: Next program summer 2019

The Brussels Summer Study Program offers US students the opportunity to study a united Europe in its dynamic heart. Running from July 9 to August 11, the program will consist of two courses plus the development of a Policy Memo. This program is administered by the European Commission-sponsored Colorado European Union Center of Excellence (CEUCE) at the University of Denver and is hosted by the Universite’ Libre de Bruxelles (ULB).

Details about the program (housing, coursework, eligibility, application guidelines) can be found here, http://www.du.edu/korbel/ceuce/opportunities/brussels-summer-program.html. Applicants apply directly through the University of Denver. The EU Center of California will sponsor one student to attend the program- this includes program fees and a travel stipend. *CMC students are not eligible to apply.

 


Other Internship Funding

Application
Application Deadline: May 2, 2018 (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 small 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.