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.


Brussels Summer Study

July 13 – August 14, 2020

The EU Studies Summer Program in Brussels offers US students the opportunity to study the emergence of a united Europe in its dynamic heart. The Program is administered by the European Commission-sponsored Colorado European Union Center of Excellence (CEUCE) at the University of Colorado Boulder, and is hosted by the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB). This five-week program features lectures and seminars by leading experts on the EU from both sides of the Atlantic, as well as site visits to major EU institutions and organizations involved in European integration. In addition, the program is supplemented by cultural and social events in and around the city, as well as a field trip to Luxembourg. Brussels’ central location allows students to easily explore the area’s rich history and culture at their own pace. Detailed information about the program can be found here.

One Claremont undergraduate student will be selected and funded to participate in the program. The European Union Center of California at Scripps College will provide a travel stipend of $1,500 towards airfare, as well as cover the program fees of $2,850, which include instructional costs, housing, some group meals, program trips & events. The student is responsible for meals, textbooks, and personal expenses – those expenses are estimated at $1,500.

Application Details:
Online Application

Application Deadline: February 15, 2020

All upper level undergraduate students from Scripps College, Pomona College and Pitzer College with an interest in the European Union can apply for this program. Minimum class standing at the time of application is sophomore. Application includes two letters of recommendation, an official transcript, a cover letter, and resume. At least one of the two letters of recommendation must be written by a faculty member. A second letter can be written by a TA or supervisor, provided they can comment upon your academic abilities, and on how you can contribute to, and benefit from, a study abroad program. 

Finalists will be asked to participate in an interview. All candidates will be notified of the program’s decisions in writing.


Eurofound, Dublin, Ireland

June-July 2020

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: February 15, 2020

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, if selected, will need to apply for funding directly with CMC’s SIE office. 


Summer School on European Politics and Economy, Utrecht University, The Netherlands

July 6-17, 2020

This program is an intensive two-week course exploring the history and future of the European Union, as well as the modern cultural diversity and role of Europe in general. This program also features a trip to Brussels and a visit to NATO headquarters. More information at https://utrechtsummerschool.nl/courses/culture/european-politics-and-economy.

Application Details:
Online Application

Application Deadline: February 15, 2020

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). Students are responsible for meals, local transportation, and incidentals.


Summer School on Migration, Integration and Ethnic Relations, Utrecht University, The Netherlands

July 13-24, 2020

This summer school uses an interdisciplinary and analytical approach to examine the complexity of migration in Europe. Topics include the socio-economics, adaptations, and reactions of immigrants and their host societies. More information at https://utrechtsummerschool.nl/courses/social-sciences/migration-integration-and-ethnic-relations.

Application Details:
Online Application

Application Deadline: February 15, 2020

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). Students are responsible for meals, local transportation, and incidentals.


Summer School on Contemporary and International Conflict Management, Utrecht University, The Netherlands

July 20-31, 2020

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: February 15, 2020

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). Students are responsible for meals, local transportation, and incidentals.

An additional course on Diplomacy, can be combined with the conflict management course at applicants’ own expense.


The European Parliament Liaison Office with US Congress

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:

http://europarl.europa.eu/unitedstates/en/internships
epwashington.internship@ep.europa.eu


Individual Funding

Online Application
Applications are accepted throughout the year and decisions are made on a rolling basis.

The European Union Center encourages undergraduate students of the Claremont Colleges to apply for internships, enroll in study programs, and pursue research projects on topics related to European integration, politics, history and culture. Students may apply for a supplemental stipend of up to $1,000 per year to help with the cost of participation. Upon return, successful applicants will submit a short report on their internship/study program/research project and may be asked to participate in 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 Individual Funding. Demonstrated interest in the European Union is desirable.

For examples of internships or study programs with European Union or European-related content, see below: