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.


Eurofound (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:
TBA

Application Deadline: February 15, 2022

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. 


Utrecht University: Summer School on European Cultures and Identities (The Netherlands)

04 July 2022 – 15 July 2022

Have you ever wondered what makes Europeans ‘European’? During this course you will uncover Europe’s cultural pluralism and examine its varied identities that still exist today; even though the majority of European countries is progressively collaborating on an economic and political level. 

Application Details:
TBA

Application Deadline: February 15, 2022

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.


Utrecht University: Summer School on European Politics and Economy (The Netherlands)

04 July 2022 – 15 July 2022

Course fee (excl. housing): €1450

In this course, you will be introduced to the European Union’s history, institutional structures, current aims and future challenges. Lectures will explain the historical background and the various stages of integration.

Application Details:
TBA

Application Deadline: February 15, 2022

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.


Utrecht University and University of Latvia: Summer School on European Encounters: Diversity and Integration from West to East (The Netherlands and Latvia)

04 July 2022 – 29 July 2022

This joint program by the Utrecht University’s Summer School and the University of Latvia aim to introduce the diversity and unity of European Identities, the European Union, (shared) foreign policy and new challenges.

Application Details:
TBA

Application Deadline: February 15, 2022

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.


 

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: