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.

 


Tübingen‐Berlin International Summer School: Europe at the Crossroads

This program will be offered starting in 2020

Application
Application Deadline: TBD

This program, “Europe at the Crossroads” is offered by the Tübingen‐Berlin International Summer School and consists of 4 weeks of travel and study from mid June to mid July. Participants study the Institutions of the European Union as well as current Human Rights challenges and potential solutions in two contrasting German cities, Tübingen and Berlin. Our center will support 1 students to attend this program. CMC students are not eligible to apply.

For more information and details on the Tübingen‐Berlin International Summer School, see the program website.


Individual Internship Funding

Application
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:

 


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 Details:
Online Application
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.

The application deadline for this program has passed.


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 Details:
Online Application

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.

The application deadline for this program has passed.


The European Parliament Liaison Office with US Congress

Spring, Jan 16 / Summer, May 1 / Fall, Sep 16

A three month experience working with European Parliament staffers liaising with US Congress, US agencies and think tanks in DC and an optional two-month extension at our headquarters in Brussels. Be part of the next chapter for EU-US relations!

Interns are paid a monthly stipend for the full duration of the internship.

Application Details:

Those who hold a university or graduate degree and are a US citizen or have the right to work in the US may apply. Need to submit a CV, statement of interest, two letters of recommendation from university faculty.

For More Information:

europarl.europa.eu/unitedstates
epwashington.internship@ep.europa.eu